Be warned: This is one scary novel.

Be warned: This is one scary novel. Fans of C.J. Box's excellent Joe Pickett series know that his characters get under your skin. In this case, the villain, a long-haul trucker who dubs himself "The Lizard King," is a psychopath on parade who likes to torture and kill the hapless prostitutes who trawl for dollars at truck stops. Then a real treat falls into his lap, two young sisters on their way to visit their father in Helena, Mont. Against him, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's investigators Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt (Back Of Beyond). This new series is even better than Pickett, but don't read this book in the dark of the night.

Toronto Globe and Mail