Expected publication: August 3rd 2021 by St. Martin’s Press
This was an exciting, thrilling, and unputdownable read!!
June 2018- Seventeen-year-old, Hailey McBride recently lost her father in a tragic car accident. Hailey was very close to her father. He taught her survival skills, and how to hunt and fish. Now Hailey’s moved in with her Aunt Lana, her six-year-old cousin, Cash, and her aunt’s husband, Vaughn. Her aunt is kind but Vaughn makes Hailey nervous. Vaughn is a Police Sergeant many call “The Iceman”. He loves to write tickets and he’s especially hard on young people, harassing them and busting them for the smallest infractions.
Hailey has a friend named Jonny. They have been best friends since she was eight years old. They fix their dirt bikes together and she loves watching him race. She even thinks he could go pro. Vaughn seems to have it out for Jonny and warns Hailey to stay away from him. Vaughn won’t let her get a job and his rules are becoming unbearable. Hailey knows he just wants to keep an eye on her.
“Someone like you, a pretty girl without a dad, you have to be even more careful.”
When Hailey makes a horrifying discovery, she realizes she can’t live like this any longer. So she comes up with a plan.
Everyone who lived in Cold Creek knew about the dangerous highway. Parents warned their children about it and you couldn’t miss the billboard warning women not to hitchhike. You also couldn’t ignore the posters of the “victims with their sweet, hopeful smiles”. With no public transportation, these warnings still couldn’t stop those young women who were determined to run away or find a place to hang out with friends. Some went missing from the highway, some from local communities who were last seen at a party or walking home alone.
Cold Creek is one of the towns were several women had last been seen. The town is the last stop for gas and supplies for many miles. People had started to relax a little after several years had gone by without any murders.
That was a big mistake.
Now more photos are being added to the posters. It’s started again.
Who is the highway killer? Will they ever be caught?
I loved this book!
Chevy Stevens is a fantastic storyteller, and in my opinion, this was a terrific read. Well-paced and intense with many engaging characters. One of my favorite characters was a wonderful dog named Wolf. The author’s descriptions made it easy to picture this super-smart dog with his different colored eyes. A well-written story filled with plenty of action and suspense, I was gripped from start to finish.
Dark Roads is a captivating and twisted tale of murder and suspense. Don’t miss it!!!
I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.