The Bitterroots

The Bitterroots

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"Former police officer Cassie Dewell is trying to start over with her own private investigation firm. Guilty about not seeing her son and exhausted by the nights on stakeout, Cassie is nonetheless managing...until an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family. Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out in the Big Sky Country of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there's always something more to the story. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against the ghosts of her own past that threaten to pull her back under"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250051059
Branch Call Number: F BOX
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 cm.


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Aug 27, 2019

C. J. Box's THE BITTERROOTS is a very entertaining read with lots of action and plenty of twists and turns. This is NOT, however, JOE PICKETT novel. I am not sure if this will be a stand-alone novel, or the start of a series with a (somewhat) new character, Cassie Dewell - think back to the story about a twisted, long-distant trucker that Dewell helped bring down. This novel is one in which a very dysfunctional family is very powerful in its own community to the extent that they can do just about whatever they want and get away with it - even to discredit one of their own. Police corruption, country living and violence galore. I did not see the ending coming. Have fun with another great read by Box.

Aug 22, 2019

As a former law enforcement officer, Cassie doesn’t want to work for a defense attorney. Especially on a case where a man has been arrested for raping his 15-year-old niece. However, Rachel assures Cassie she doesn’t have to dig up exculpatory evidence, but just to follow the trail where it leads. "Assure me that there are no holes in the case," the lawyer says, "and I'll talk my client into a plea deal." Once in Lochsa County, however, Cassie finds herself hitting brick wall after brick wall in her investigation. She can't figure out why everyone in town is taking the trouble to thwart the investigation of a case that is as rock-solid as this one’s supposed to be. Cassie isn’t one to back down, and there are plenty of twists and turns leading to the very end!

lcasper Jun 24, 2019

Don't miss C.J. Box appearing at Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch on Monday, August 19th at 6:30pm. He will talk about this book. Registration is open now under Library Events/Author Events on


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