Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond and Breaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is back.

“If CJ Box isn’t already on your list, put him there.” – USA Today

When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them again. The girls -- and their car -- simply vanish.  Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety.  Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, he begins the drive south to the girls’ last known location.  As Cody makes his way to the remote stretch of Montana highway where they went missing, Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren’t the first girls who have disappeared fin this area.  This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence.  And he might not be working alone.  Time is running out for Gracie and Danielle…Can Cassie overcome her doubts and lack of experience and use her innate skill?   Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highway?

Read Chapter One of The Highway

The reviews are in...

" exciting novel, made his magisterial use of the landscape of the Rockies and his expert knowledge of its flora and fauna."

Literary Review UK


"The Highway is the summer's most terrifying novel... Prepare to be scared."

Orlando Sun Sentinal


"Get off the genre interstate and take “The Highway.”

Billings Gazette


"One of America’s best thriller writers... the reader is taken for a terrifying ride..."

New York Journal of Books


"Filled with believable characters and hard, realistic dialogue, Edgar-winner Box’s perfectly paced novel offers a suspenseful story laced with more than a few shockingly unexpected plot twists."

Publishers Weekly *Starred* Review


"Be warned: This is one scary novel."

Toronto Globe and Mail


"...a fast moving, edge of your seat page-turner. I really couldn't put it down."

Criminal Element


"Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless."

Library Journal *STARRED* Review