Blue Heaven by C J Box
I could not resist a stand alone novel by Box. I read it as an eBook but will seek to reap it for my hard copy collection. Blue Heaven shares a similarity in setting to the Pickett stories. Set in a small town and sharing ranch life through the major plot device of two children being hunted after they witness a murder.
The title is quite clever. A play on the involvement of police (boys in blue) and the spirituality included in the wind up of the story, which was simply charming. Slightly different plot schematic with different characters sharing what was happening under chapter headings of the time of occurrence and grouped under the day of the week.
It is a fast paced story which is what I have come to expect from Box. I enjoy how the background details adds rich context to the main story. An easy keep it.