C.J. Box’s Next Cassie Dewell Novel to Come Out This August (with Details)

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The Bitterroots, a new novel from New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box featuring former police chief Cassie Dewell, is scheduled to hit bookstores on August 13, 2019. 

Though best known for his Joe Pickett series (Wolf Pack, 2019, etc.), which follows Pickett, a Wyoming game warden, and his family, Box has written a number of bestselling standalone novels over the years too, including Blue Heaven (2009), which won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel.

Dewell, who first popped up in the 2013 novel The Highway as a supporting character to main protagionist Cody Hoyt, a former investigator, went on to become the star of what’s commonly referred to as The Highway Quartet, a series of books that also includes: Back of Beyond (2011), Badlands (2015), and Paradise Valley (2017). Now, after closing an ugly and tragic chapter in her life, Cassie is set to return in The Bitterroots, which is said to follow her as she attempts to start over and launch her own private investigating firm before an old friend calls needing her help . . . which leads to all kinds of trouble. 

Check out the cover art and plot details below. 


The Bitterroots.jpgA riveting new novel from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. Box.

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.

With The Bitterroots, master storyteller C. J. Box delivers another novel that will keep you turning pages, featuring fan-favorite Cassie Dewell from the Highway Quartet.



Fans of Box’s novels can pick up Wolf Pack, which just came out on March 12th and debuted at #2 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover/eBook combination categories, earning rave reviews from critics and readers alike along the way.

An early contender for best book of 2019, the latest Joe Pickett adventure should help hold readers over until The Bitterroots, one of this summer’s hottest new releases, drops in August. In the meantime, make sure you’re following C.J. Box on Facebook, Twitter, and his official website for more updates. 



Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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