Shadows Reel - C. J. Box

Shadows Reel

By C. J. Box

  • Release Date: 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,890 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.

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 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.
  • Ehhhh…..just ok…..

    By Cjsalmon
    I usually love Joe Picket stories~ not so much this time. Not much suspense or adventure- no interesting characters and a whole lot of Marybeth. Reads more like a short story than a novel. Sadly I just didn’t enjoy this one much.
  • A big fan’s disappointment

    By Garyispop
    I have read every book in the series and eagerly awaited each new release, but I did not particularly care for this one. I have enjoyed the previous books in the series for their excellent character development and stories centered around Joe’s life as a game warden in Wyoming and Nate’s larger than life adventures as an outlaw turned falconer entrepreneur. For the first two thirds of this book, I received nothing of what I was looking for. While the end was reasonably interesting, nothing in this book compared to the ten or more prior novels. This book took me a month and a half to finish—just could not get motivated. I will not be in a hurry for the next volume but I will miss the series.
  • Wrong turn…

    By joewlaw
    I have every book in this series. Box has bought into the fascists trying to destroy this country. Done.
  • Shadows Real

    By JPB 9871
    Well done. A great reader and excellent Joe Pickett thriller!
  • The only thing wrong with the Joe Pickett novels is that they are to short!

    By 69Bandito
    CJ Box holds my interest from first paragraph to last sentence!
  • Love Joe P but surprised at this error.

    By sbfpsoprano
    Always love Joe P. Sad that there’s an error by Mary Beth. 11 million killed in the holocaust. 6 million Jews. 5 million non- Jews. Please edit
  • Uneven

    By Jlsred
    I love this series, but this one fell a bit short. Two different story lines-far fetched but so what, this is a novel not history. Much time was spent developing these plots but then both were concluded in just several sentences or paragraphs.
  • Not like the other books

    By Craggio
    I have really enjoyed the series with Joe Pickett. However, this book seemed to be written in haste. The depth was lacking and the storyline was much more simple compared to the other books in the series.