What would you do if you came face to face with a serial killer who calls himself the Lizard King and hunts his victims on the highways of Montana? That is the question posed in the book "The Highway" by writer C.J. Box, a thriller that will keep you on your toes until the end.
The book tells the story of two sisters, Danielle and Gracie Sullivan, who disappear without trace while driving from Denver to Omaha, but have actually made a detour to Bozeman to visit Danielle's boyfriend, Justin Hoyt. What they don't know is that they have entered the hunting territory of the Lizard King, a trucker who kidnaps and kills young women he finds at highway rest areas.
The sisters' only hope is Cody Hoyt, Justin's father and a former police investigator, who just lost his job and his sobriety for planting false evidence in another case. With the help of his ex-partner and apprentice, Cassie Dewell, Cody sets out to find the girls on the lonely roads of Montana, while Cassie discovers that they are not the first to go missing in the area. This majestic landscape is the scene of a hunt between a killer whose ruthlessness is surpassed only by his intelligence, and a disgraced policeman battling his own demons.
"The Highway" is a book that will captivate you from the first page with its hectic pace, its complex characters and its oppressive atmosphere. It is a novel that explores the themes of evil, justice, family, and survival in a hostile and violent world. If you like psychological thrillers with unexpected twists and shocking endings, check out "The Highway" by C.J. Box, the author of the hit Joe Pickett series and executive producer of the television series "The Big Sky," based on this book and its sequels.