Books from the Backlog #221

Posted July 7, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #221Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens
Published by Simon and Schuster on August 3, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / General
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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The Cold Creek Highway stretches close to five hundred miles through British Columbia’s rugged wilderness to the west coast. Isolated and vast, it has become a prime hunting ground for predators. For decades, young women traveling the road have gone missing. Motorists and hitchhikers, those passing through or living in one of the small towns scattered along the region, have fallen prey time and again. And no killer or abductor who has stalked the highway has ever been brought to justice.

Hailey McBride calls Cold Creek home. Her father taught her to respect nature, how to live and survive off the land, and to never travel the highway alone. Now he’s gone, leaving her a teenage orphan in the care of her aunt whose police officer husband uses his badge as a means to bully and control Hailey. Overwhelmed by grief and forbidden to work, socialize, or date, Hailey vanishes into the mountainous terrain, hoping everyone will believe she’s left town. Rumors spread that she was taken by the highway killer—who’s claimed another victim over the summer.

One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek, where her sister Amber lived—and where she was murdered. Estranged from her parents and seeking closure, Beth takes a waitressing job at the local diner, just as Amber did, desperate to understand what happened to her and why. But Beth’s search for answers puts a target on her back—and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey’s disappearance...

Why did I add Dark Roads to my bookshelf?

I picked this book up at Target when they were having a Buy 2, Get 1 Free sale. Basically, I am an idiot when I see a sale and always seem to buy more than I need, especially when it comes to books. I have liked other books by Chevy Stevens and do want to read this one. The reviews on Goodreads look pretty positive so I am hopeful that this will be a winner for me as well.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #221

  1. This sounds great, and honestly that northwest BC setting sounds fabulous and a little spooky.

  2. I’ve got this one on my TBR list. You’re right, Chevy Stevens has written some really good books. Hopefully, this one is just as good. 🙂

  3. I have not read anything by Stevens, but her books seem to be pretty popular back in the day. Must be pretty good. Having had good luck with the author is a good sign too