New York Times bestselling author CJ Box’s novels have been called “red hot,” (Booklist) “an edge-of-your-seat read,” (Omaha World-Herald) and “unforgettable, powerful.” (Bookreporter). Now, he delivers a novel that steals your sleep as much as it wrenches your heart. It’s a novel that could be anyone’s worst nightmare…

After years of trying to have a baby, Jack and Melissa McGuane’s dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency-Angelina’s birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights and he wants her back. Worse, his father, a powerful Denver judge, wants him to own up to this responsibility and will use every advantage his position of power affords him to make sure it happens. When Jack and Melissa attempt to handle the situation rationally by meeting face to face with the father and son, it is immediately apparent that there's something sinister about both of them and that love for Angelina is not the motivation for their actions. 

As Angelina’s safety hangs in the balance, Jack and Melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child. A horrifying game of intimidation and double-crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where absolutely no one is safe... 

How far would you go to save someone you love?
C.J. Box has once again written a bone chilling thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page…

Read the first chapter of Three Weeks to Say Goodbye below!

Read the first chapter of Three Weeks To Say Good-bye


"...taut and evocative."

Literary Review UK


"...the lines between right and wrong are blurred in the most clever and intoxicating of ways..."

The List (Scotland)


‘This novel is full of suspense and menace’

The Daily Mirror (UK)


"...A twisted tale of intimidation, corruption and blackmail makes for an irresistible read."

Toronto Sun


"...I was reminded of Andre Dubus' novel, 'The House of Sand and Fog..."

Minneapolis Star Tribune


"...packs the kind of punch few thrillers, or novels of any kind, ever do..."

Providence (RI) Journal


" chilling and riveting as anything he has ever written..."


"This moving and chilling thriller is hard to put down..."

Library Journal


"...a crackerjack thriller, relentless in its supense...Label it a winner."

San Diego Union Tribune


"...heart-shredding...When the suspense lets up enough to allow emotion to sneak in, Box gets it just right. .."

Dallas Morning News


"...A dangerous game of intimidation..."

South Jersey News


"This one terrifying little tale...Box doesn't miss a trick in this suspense-filled thriller..."

Toronto Globe and Mail


"Well-developed suspense...a vigilante revenge story..."

PEOPLE Magazine


"Terror keeps building in 'Three Weeks'"

Billings Gazette


"C.J. Box hits another high mark in suspense..."

Madison County Herald


“Three Weeks to Say Goodbye” is a big-time winner...Bravo, Mr. Box. You did it again."

The Christian Science Monitor


"Frightening...Box understands the West and Westerners like no other writer."

Rocky Mountain News


"...Box gets better and better with each novel..."


"...a compelling stand-alone thriller..."

Publishers Weekly (starred review)