“Paradise Valley,” by C.J. Box
In the conclusion to Box’s Highway quartet series, County Investigator Cassie Dewell is still hot on the trail for the Lizard King. After an ambush attempt goes horribly awry, Cassie is left without a job and few options to track him. However, when two kids go missing, including Kyle Westergaard, she has no choice but to look for him. Soon Cassie realizes how connected and sinister Kyle’s disappearance actually is. Full of suspense and plot twists, this book is a fitting conclusion to this well-written and dark series.