Back of Beyond is not just another feather added to the cap of C.J. Box as an author, but it also reflects the greatness and mastery of the author in creating thrilling investigative stories with utmost brilliance. The book is narrated by Holter Graham and after listening to this book, you will believe that nobody else could have done this better than him.
The book revolves around the central character of Cody Hoyt, who despite being an alcoholic was a brilliant cop.
He was struggling to cope with the tragedy of Hank Winters, who was his AA sponsor and mentor, found dead with burn injuries in a very remote mountain cabin. Initially, it looked like a suicide case, who got fall off the wagon, but Cody Hoyt knew his mentor, Hank Winters, a lot more than that.
When Cody had a very close look at the crime scene, it became obvious that immense foul play was at hand. After a long tenure of poor behavior with his police department, he was absolutely in no good position for investigating a homicide.
But, this person was a dear friend and Cody was extremely determined in finding the killer.
The story takes a sharp turn when just a 14 years old girl, Gracie Sullivan begins to suspect that a particular person in their group was dangerous, while they were all on a wilderness trip as tourists to the Yellowstone National Park.
The Highway and Open Season are a couple of other gems of books by C.J. Box that has an equally appealing story plot. You will find them immensely thrilling with great suspense and a brilliant setting of scenes and depiction of characters that take this book to another level.
Getting to know these books would never disappoint you, especially if you are a crime genre lover.