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The Bitterroots

by C.J. Box

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The Bitterroots by C.J. Box
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2019
    320 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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A riveting new novel from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. Box.

The ties that bind can burn you.

Former sheriff's investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over in private practice. She's her own boss and answers to no one, and that's just the way she likes it after the past few tumultuous years. All that certainty changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family.

Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out by the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there's always something more to the story. The Kleinsassers have ruled this part of Montana for decades, and the Iron Cross Ranch is their stronghold. They want to see Blake Kleinsasser, the black sheep of the family, put away forever for the assault. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against a family whose roots are tangled and deadly―as well as the ghosts of her own past that threaten to bring her down.

With The Bitterroots, master storyteller C. J. Box delivers another searing novel of loyalty, lies, and lethal retribution.

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"An appealing new heroine, a fast-moving plot, and a memorably nightmarish family make this one of Box's best." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Vividly etched characters and a realistic plot lift this outing, and the well-done Montana setting is a plus. Box remains at the top of his game." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Will render readers utterly immobilized until they've closed the book...Box has become the dominant mystery/thriller author of the mountain West." - Booklist

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dalton

the bitterroots
I love c. j. box books but this one is a real let down.
310 pages of words with one theme. Story goes on and on. Not many surprises and a weak ending. I was disappointed in C.J. Box.

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C.J. Box Author Biography

C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 27 novels including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. He was recently awarded the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Literature by the National Cowboy Museum as well as the Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel by the Western Writers of America in 2017. Over seven million copies of his books have been sold in the U.S. and abroad and they've been translated into 27 languages. Two television series based on his novels are currently in development.

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