Dark roads

Chevy Stevens

Large print - 2021

"Cold Creek Highway stretches five hundred miles through British Columbia's mountain wilderness and has become a prime hunting ground for predators. For decades, motorists and hitchhikers have fallen prey time and again. Hailey McBride vanishes into the mountainous terrain, hoping everyone will believe she's left town, but rumors spread that she was taken by the highway killer. One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives and takes a waitressing job at the local diner, just as her siste...r Amber did, desperate to understand what happened to Amber and why. But Beth's search for answers puts a target on her back and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey's disappearance"--Page 4 of cover.

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Series
Thorndike Press large print basic series.
Subjects
Genres
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Published
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2021.
Edition
Large print edition
Language
English
Physical Description
573 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781432889371
1432889370
Main Author
Chevy Stevens (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Women keep disappearing on a desolate stretch of road called Cold Creek Highway, which is the perfect cover when Hailey McBride decides to run away from a life she can no longer abide. Later, troubled Beth Chevalier comes to Cold Creek to attend a memorial for the victims—and find out what happened to her sister Amber. With a 100,000-copy first printing. Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Hailey McBride, the 17-year-old narrator of part one of this exciting if flawed thriller from bestseller Stevens (Never Let You Go), has been living since her father died with her aunt and police officer uncle, Erick Vaughn, near Canada's reputedly haunted Cold Creek Highway, where an unknown number of young women have disappeared over the decades, the supposed victims of a serial killer. The highway killer myth doesn't scare Hailey as much as the volatile Vaughn's controlling ways and his constant spying on her. She runs away, believing she can use the outdoor skills her father taught her to survive the harsh wilderness. Hailey also hopes people will believe she was the killer's latest victim. A year later, in part two, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek to attend the annual memorial service for the highway victims, who include her sister. Once Hailey and Beth cross paths, the serial killer hunt gets lost amid what becomes a survivalist and coming-of-age story. Clever twists toward the end compensate for the temporary loss of momentum. Stevens remains a writer to watch. Agent: Mel Berger, WME. (Aug.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Beth Chevalier quits school, lies to her parents and becomes addicted to pills while dealing with the murder of her sister on the notorious Cold Creek Highway, in the new thriller by the author of Still Missing. (suspense).