Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley

Large Print - 2017
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorAn Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry Award-winning AuthorFor three years, Cassie Dewell has pursued the Lizard King, a serial killer who hunts highways and truck stops for victims. She almost caught him once. Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set a trap to lure him and his truck to a depot. Things go horribly wrong, and she loses her job. Now Cassie is a lone wolf.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Wheeler Publishing,, 2017
ISBN: 9781432840907
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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dustbunny53 Jan 16, 2018

I had to keep reading into the night to see how this ended, and I wasn't disappointed.

Jan 11, 2018

Good plot, however the story seemed to wrap up very quickly. It seemed like Box had a deadline or something that he needed to meet even though he had story left to write.

Nov 18, 2017

The violence was pretty intense at times so I can't give it a 5/5 the rest of the story deserves.

Hunting a serial killer known as the Lizard King, has cost Cassie Dewell professionally.

When her son's friend Kyle goes missing and the possibility that he has been kidnapped by the serial killer her bosses think is dead, Cassie sets off to find Kyle and hopefully capture the Lizard King.

Plenty of plot twists. Another truly great read by CJ Box.

Nov 14, 2017

What an amazing book! The plot takes off and the action never stops. Another fantastic story from C.J.Box. Will definitely read more of his offerings.

Oct 19, 2017

Another great read from C.J. Box. Really enjoyed his Cassie character, and like the Joe Pickett novels, hope to read more of her exploits in the future.

Oct 17, 2017

Another very good C.J. Box book. Excellent story that is exciting and attention holding from beginning to end.

Oct 04, 2017

C.J. just seems to get better and better like aged whiskey. This is his best yet with the slightly overweight and much widowed Cassie a refreshing addition to his cast of imperfect hero figures. Other than a dramatic explosion and a very satisfying climax, nothing over dramatic to wear the reader out before it's time. In other words, excellent pacing to the story.
Just a thought: How would we like to see a team up between Cassie and Joe Pickett?

Aug 31, 2017

Cassie Dewell had never given up her search for the Lizard King and knows he is still out there somewhere kidnapping women from truck stops. With new information that the Lizard King (Ronald Pergram) is active again. Cassie convinces her boss to set up a sting operation that goes horribly wrong leaving several local police and her fiance dead. Cassie is made the scapegoat and forced to resign the force. Kyle Westergaard a friend of Cassie's son and an other boy have disappeared, Kyle's grandmother asks Cassie to help find them as a private investigator because no one on the police force has taken her seriously or the time to fill out a missing person(s) report. While investigating the boy's disappearance she finds out that a woman also went missing the same day in Town. This leads Cassie to the conclusion that Ronald Pergram the Lizard King is still alive and did not die in the explosion as previous thought. With help from Bull Mitchell and Sheriff Bryan Pederson and trusted deputies Cassie tracks the Lizard King to his remote cabin and come face-to-face with the man that has haunted her for so long.

Aug 21, 2017

Paradise Valley is entertaining. I appreciate reading about the realities and politics of small town rural policing. This was no Mayberry RFD.

Aug 20, 2017

This is the third Cassie Dewell novel and I am not yet sold on her anywhere near the way I felt towards Joe Pickett novels from the start. Having said that I also want to say after a slow start to reading over a few days I suddenly shut off the television and poured through it with a determination to get to the conclusion. Not all of the Box novels are equal to each other. Paradise Valley sounds wonderful but C.J. Box has a dark side that comes out in his novels of murderers and the people who catch them. I may be forced to reread earlier Dewell novels to reset my attitude towards her.

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