Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Disappeared by C. J. Box

First the game warden disappeared and then a young English woman does the same.  Joe is asked to go find the young woman and see what's going on.  It's a new governor sending him and he's not anxious to do it but it's best for his future if he says yes.  The only positive thing about it is that he'll get to see his oldest daughter while he's there.  She works for the dude ranch the woman disappeared from.

Penguin and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

He begins to get the idea there's something funny about this job before he finds out the governor's office has the key's to the game warden's house.  Why would they have that?  

The more people he talks to, the more he finds that there are secrets in this town.  He has a reputation as a straight shooter (talking about his personality, not his gun skills) and he finally hears a few things.  He eventually locates the game warden.  He's been bought off.  Then they find out why he was paid to go away.  It's not a nice thing.

In the meantime, the English woman is still missing.  Then his daughter finds her.  Unfortunately she's with the daughter's boyfriend at his cabin.  He didn't show up for work because he broke his leg.  

Two mysteries were solved but Joe's not done with this case.  He's being hauled off to jail because he kept investigating when he was fired and his daughter is waiting for her boyfriend to heal up so she can kill him.  There will be more to straighten out in the next book.  I'll have to read it to see how it goes! 

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