C.J. Box, The Highway, & Big Sky

By now, we all know when a book series is adapted for television, they won’t be the same. That may mean, though, that when ABC’s Big Sky comes out, that C.J. Box’s books will become better known outside of the world of crime fiction readers. The first show in the series is based on Box’s book, The Highway. You can find The Highway, and Box’s other books in the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3jaOiiM

Here’s the summary of The Highway.

The inspiration for the new ABC series Big Sky.

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond and Breaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is back.

“If CJ Box isn’t already on your list, put him there.”–USA Today

When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them again. The girls—and their car—simply vanish. Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety. Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, he begins the drive south to the girls’ last known location.

As Cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where they went missing, Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren’t the first girls who have disappeared in this area. This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence. And he might not be working alone. Time is running out for Gracie and Danielle…Can Cassie overcome her doubts and lack of experience and use her innate skill? Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highway?


Are you ready for the trailer for the TV show, Big Sky?