Shadows Reel - C. J. Box

Shadows Reel

By C. J. Box

  • Release Date: 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 2,277 Ratings)


Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett and his wife, Marybeth, make separate discoveries that put the Pickett family in a pair of killers’ crosshairs in this thrilling new novel in the bestselling series.

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A day before the three Pickett girls come home for Thanksgiving, Joe is called out for a moose-poaching incident that turns out to be something much more sinister: a local fishing guide has been brutally tortured and murdered.  At the same time, Marybeth opens an unmarked package at the library where she works and finds a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi official. Who left it there? And why?

She learns that during World War II, several Wyoming soldiers were in the group that fought to Hitler’s Eagles Nest retreat in the Alps—and one of them took the Fuhrer’s personal photo album. Did another take this one and keep it all these years?  When a close neighbor is murdered, Joe and Marybeth face new questions: Who is after the book? And how will they solve its mystery before someone hurts them…or their girls? 

Meanwhile, Nate Romanowski is on the hunt for the man who stole his falcons and attacked his wife. Using a network of fellow falconers, Nate tracks the man from one city to another. Even as he grasps the true threat his quarry presents, Nate swoops in for the kill—and a stunning final showdown.


  • Shadows Reel

    By nonomone
    I have loved every Joe P book, except this one. The plot was thin, the characters not interesting and the usual drama was missing. Disappointing.
  • Not great

    By IanEnglish24
    Prob worst book of the series. Still readable but bit far fetched and the Nate storyline reads like it was written by a Fox News presenter.
  • Always a Great Read

    By Gwen1539
    I always enjoy the adventures of Joe and Nate and can’t wait to start the next one!
  • I want my money back

    By Invisible chair
    Absolute garbage read. Story was dull and never developed. Actually there were two pointless storylines in the book. I will be hard pressed to purchase another CJ Box novel.
  • Ehh

    By Scott_A_Miller
    2 Stars. Disappointed in this one. Box didn’t live up the the remarkable level I have come to expect. It felt rushed and I had high expectations for the Thanksgiving setting that never came close. It almost seemed like he put two short stories together and called it a novel. That said, the Pickett series is remarkably good. I’ve effectively caught up with just the current one to read. Then it we mean waiting a year. I hope Box gets back where he belongs. Are his other series good? I really didn’t think very much of the current TV series based on them.
  • Fun read!

    By brownworld
    Good story telling and lots of action. Movie?
  • Book review

    By kmeyer430
    Another great read!
  • Do not recommend anymore…

    By Nuencer
    Cheap political tale disguised as mystery story. Sadly, C.J.Box became one of the politically poisoned writers and his books are getting harder and harder to enjoy.
  • Shadows Reel

    By Ramona Mike
    Was ok until the author made some political comparisons to Trump & his family - derogatory and unnecessary….won’t be reading anymore of his stuff….
  • Shadows

    By brassfield0401
    A good story, maybe his best work.