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Treasure State

C.J. Box is back with the exciting sixth book in his popular Cassie Dewell series, and the audiobook is definitely worth a listen!

Treasure State is the sixth book in the Cassie Dewell series by the award-winning C.J. Box.

Cassie, a former sheriff's deputy, now works as a private investigator. This time she's on the trail of a con man who swindles wealthy women out of their money. A case she accepts after the original PI working the case disappears. Cassie is also trying to unravel a second mystery involving a poem that leads to hidden treasure and has already killed five treasure hunters. And oddly enough, Cassie's client is the poet who hid the millions in gold and has now hired her to try to find him.

This was my first C.J. Box book, and while primarily a plot-driven story, I connected with the MC, Cassie. She is a strong, intelligent, caring, and relatable female detective succeeding in a male-dominated profession while juggling family responsibilities. The Montana setting is described beautifully, and Box goes into the sad history of copper prospectors and open mining that left the area destroyed and the residents abandoned. This is well-plotted through both investigation storylines and fast-paced. Excellently narrated by Christina Delaine, the mild suspense and danger made for a compelling story. I could not stop listening and finished it in record time!

Thank you to NetGalley, Macmillan Audio, and Minotaur Books for this ALC. I really enjoyed it!

Pub Day is September 27, 2022

My steep was Huckleberry black tea from the English Tea Store. They have a huge selection of teas and treats on their website

Synopsis: #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box's Treasure State finds Cassie Dewell in Montana on the trail of a con man.

Private Investigator Cassie Dewell’s business is thriving, and her latest case puts her on the hunt for a slippery con man who’s disappeared somewhere in the “treasure state”. A wealthy Florida widow has accused him of absconding with her fortune, and wants Cassie to find him and get it back. The trail takes Cassie to Anaconda, Montana, a quirky former copper mining town that’s the perfect place to reinvent yourself. As the case develops, Cassie begins to wonder if her client is telling her everything.

On top of that, Cassie is also working what's easily one of her strangest assignments ever. A poem that promises buried treasure to one lucky adventurer has led to a cutthroat competition and five deaths among treasure-hunters. But Cassie’s client doesn’t want the treasure. Instead, he claims to be the one who hid the gold and wrote the poem. And he’s hired Cassie to try to find him. Between the two cases, Cassie has her hands full.

In Montana, a killer view can mean more than just the scenery, and Cassie knows much darker things hide behind the picturesque landscape of Big Sky Country. Treasure State, C. J. Box's highly anticipated follow-up to The Bitterroots, is full of more twists and turns than the switchbacks through the Anaconda Range.

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