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'Back and better than ever . . . A chilling, pulse-pounding thriller' MARY KUBICA
The Cold Creek Highway stretches for five hundred miles through rugged wilderness. For decades, young women travelling the road have gone missing, falling prey to a killer who has never been brought to justice.
Hailey McBride calls Cold Creek home. . A teenage orphan, Hailey lives with her aunt and uncle, the most feared police officer in town, who uses his badge to control her. Desperate to escape she vanishes into the mountains, never anticipating that everyone will think she's been taken by the murderer.
One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek. Estranged from her parents and seeking closure, Beth takes a waitressing job at the local diner, just as her sister Amber did before she became the most recent victim of the highway killer. Beth's search for answers about Amber's death puts a target on her back - and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey's disappearance . . .
PRAISE FOR CHEVY STEVENS
'Gripping . . . Unforgettable' GILLIAN FLYNN
'Will have you spellbound' KARIN SLAUGHTER
'Intense and disturbing . . . Terrific' LEE CHILD
'Will grip you from page one' HARLAN COBEN
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.