I’ve found a new author to add to my favorites list. The Bitterroots by C. J. Box is book four in his Cassie Dewell series. I’m new to this author, but I love this book and will read others from him.
Cassie Dewell is a Montana private investigator and former sheriff’s deputy. She has been contracted by the Mitchell-Estrella Law Firm to investigate their latest client, Blake Kleinsasser, who’s been accused of molesting and sexually assaulting the fifteen-year-old daughter of his younger brother. Cassie is wary of this assignment despite the fact that Rachel Mitchell had assured her that she’d never ask her to do work that would “offend her sensibilities.”
C. J. Box makes great use of the Montana scenery. The mountains and wildfires are characters unto themselves. The human characters are well-developed and relatable, if not all likable. There are great plot twists. Some will have you catching flies with your open mouth. Totally unexpected! I literally couldn’t put it down. The Bitterroots is a definite 5 out of 5 and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
My thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: August 13, 2019