What I’m reading: ‘The Disappeared’ by C.J. Box

It’s refreshing to find a crime series that isn’t set in Los Angeles or New York. 

C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett series is set in Wyoming–a place I’ve never been, but which Box vividly brings to life in The Disappeared.

Joe Pickett is a game warden. He is also a happily married family man (as opposed to the moody loners of so much detective fiction since Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett). 

C.J. Box writes with the pacing of James Patterson, but with a lot more depth. 

This is the first C.J. Box novel I’ve read. And based on the first hundred-odd pages, it won’t be the last.