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A page turner,
This review is from: Back of Beyond (Hardcover)
C.J. Box's latest mystery thriller is set in an area the writer knows well--Wyoming and Yellowstone Park. As always, the landscape is very skillfully evoked and also well populated with a good mix of well-developed characters: unscrupulous and sometimes murderous criminals, innocent victims, wild animals and a flawed, but strong protagonist. Much of the action takes place on the wilderness trails of Yellowstone Park and the action includes the deaths of several folks enjoying a nature pack trip where the usual dangers only amount to the occasional encounter with a grizzly. This time its different, with a mass killer mounted on the next horse in line.
"Back of Beyond" has been well reviewed already so I'll conclude by adding my agreement with those who have called it an engrossing mystery story with the killer well masked by the author far into the book. It also delivers a satisfying ending, even with a few loose ends hanging upon reflection. Recommended.