A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother are on the run in the Idaho woods, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who William and Annie are. And where their mother lives. Retired policemen from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the local... show more
A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother are on the run in the Idaho woods, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who William and Annie are. And where their mother lives. Retired policemen from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the local sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children. Now there's nowhere left for William and Annie to hide…and no one they can trust. Until they meet Jess Rawlins. Rawlins, an old-school rancher, knows trouble when he sees it. He is only one against four men who will stop at nothing to silence their witnesses. But in this thrilling mystery novel from C.J. Box, these ex-cops don't know just how far Rawlins will go to protect William and Annie…and see that justice is done. Blue Heaven is the winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Publish date: June 23rd 2009
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
This was my first CJ Box novel and it won't be my last! This is a complex and gripping thriller that gets more tense with each page. I could hardly put it down. CJ Box writes a series about Joe Pickett, but this book is a stand alone. In this story,12-year-old Annie and 10-year-old William witne...
Ok, so my library is doing this thing forValentines Day called "blind date" where they wrapped up a bunch of books in pretty paper and you don't know what book you checked out til you unwrap it. I figured it's good to read random books once in a while. This was my book. The teaser said there was a p...
Competently written, but reviewers have played it a little fast and loose with words like "thriller." I might forgive a predictable storyline if it were tautly told, but when the only surprises happen because the characters are inexplicably stupid or disengaged from reality, and even their stupidity...
Well written suspenseful mystery with well developed characters.