Back of Beyond by C.J. Box

416 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction crime mystery thriller mysterious tense fast-paced


Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone, now reissued with additional bonus content including an introduction from the author.C...

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Community Reviews Summary of 348 reviews


mysterious 84%
adventurous 80%
tense 69%
dark 46%
challenging 11%


medium 56%
fast 44%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Plot: 43% | Character: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 19%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 23% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 4%

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