Slow Curve on the Coquihalla
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Slow Curve on the Coquihalla

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by R. E. Donald, Hunter Johnsen
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780988111806
Publisher:
Proud Horse Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
652,383
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Slow Curve on the Coquihalla 4.2 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I read it. It was extremely well edited. The book is based in Canada. It is about an over the road truck driver ex police officer. ( called a constable there ) There is a small amount of cursing, no sex or romance, no gore. Some violence. Murder. This book was okay. I had a hard time getting interested in it and I skipped some pages because it seemed to go nowhere for chapters at a time. My husband really enjoyed this book and so did my brother. I honestly think my problem with it is, it is a man's novel. It sure is not chick lit. It is a stand alone book. Whodunit was a surprize. Read and enjoy. AD
LeeHolz More than 1 year ago
Former Sgt. Hunter Rayne of the Royal Mounted Canadian Police is retired. Nevertheless, Slow Curve On The Coquihalla is a police procedural as well as a first rate who-done-it. Author Donald plays fair with her clues in this well crafted mystery. Interesting characters and occasionally lyric descriptions of the Canadian West are a bonus. All in all a very enjoyable read.
Jan_Smith More than 1 year ago
Engaging, well written story with realistically developed and very likable characters. Involved plot with excellent touches of humor to break the tension of a very involved murder mystery that might have gone unrealized had Hunter not gotten involved. Looking forward to the next one....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
interesting characters, fresh setting and venue. will defintely look for more--want to know what happens with these people when the story ends.
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (A Hunter Rayne highway mystery, #1) by R.E. Donald A respected truck driver ends up dead in an accident. At first it looks like like just that. But then things take a turn when his daughter starts asking questions. She turns to Hunter Rayne, an ex R.C.M.P and truck driver for help. Together they are out to find the truth and soon an accident becomes a homicide. A great murder mystery with some twists, turns, and surprises. I liked Hunter, I would love to read  more mysteries with him in it. I truly enjoyed this read!
TdeV More than 1 year ago
One of the things I like about writers who have retired from other professions and taken up mystery writing is how interesting it is to find out details of the writer’s former business. In collecting recommendations for stories I have read from Crime Fiction members, I’ve been wandering through my memory of great crime fiction. I remembered R. E. Donald’s SLOW CURVE ON THE COQUIHALLA as an enjoyable story with fascinating information about the trucking industry. I’ve always loved the sound of wheels spinning on the highway and you can hear them in these books. Last week when I began book#2 in the series, ICE ON THE GRAPEVINE, I realized that I was under-appreciating just how good the storyline is. Hunter Rayne is a retired RCMP officer, now driving a truck for a Vancouver, B.C., Canada firm. He’s a complex man with good self-knowledge but has varying difficulties telling his loved ones how he feels. Not surprisingly Hunter gets landed with unexplained deaths which somehow he must resolve. A man on a mission, Hunter gets on with the job. Another great character in the series is El, a feisty dispatcher, who seems so real she must have had a real life model for her part in the stories. These traditional crime stories are full of interest with several surprises. They’re a welcome way to while away a few hours, accompanied by something sippable. Though I’d prefer tea, Hunter Rayne would no doubt select beer. And naturally, I’ve just purchased book#3 in the series, SEA TO SKY. Can’t wait!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
This is the story of a retired RCMP sergeant, Hunter Rayne, who after retiring has become a long haul trucker. Randy Danyuk, a veteran trucker liked by everyone and owning his own trucking company dies suddenly on the Coquilhalla without a medical or mechanical explanation. The daughter of the trucker asks Hunter to do some sleuthing and that is just what he does. The story discusses what it must be like to be on long hauls, the grapevine that can be tapped into by truckers, the fact that truckers look out for one another and while informing the reader of these thing it also deals with relationships, love, and the idea that family is very important. The ending is well crafted and will probably be a surprise for many. The author worked in the transportation industry and has brought her knowledge with her when writing. I did not know much about this type of work so enjoyed learning more about it. The book was originally written in 1995 which may explain why sometimes I felt that I was stepping back into the past. I am thankful to have won this book through a LibrayThing giveaway and would gladly read other books by this author.
Badapple More than 1 year ago
As a retired trucker (USA), I found this to be accurate in detail. However, this was a clever and unique plot. Well constructed, quick moving and did not belabor with non-essential detail. The more I read, the harder it was to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book holds your attention so your not bored readin it. I wish the main character had more pizazz. He's just too nicey nice. Would have loved to see him get tough. Otherwise it was a decent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with likable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the overall storyline and the info regarding the trucking life. However, even though perhaps the language is typical to this occupation , I think the story would be just as interesting (probably more so) without all of the "f____" words. Saturation point !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seemed to be well researched, I'd be surprised if it wasn't geographically correct, the day to day trucking industry is well written about, it was very well edited, but for me, it was a dry read. Hunter, being a main character, lacked any flare, humor, or interest for me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll love this one . Gets you right from the start .
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Pat Phillips More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written believable story. Kept my interest. Real places help you picture the layout as it is written. Will read more of this author. Well done!! Keep up the good work. On to the grapevine where i have been many times! Keep up the good works!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this well-written book. I loved the story line and the characters. It held my interest from the beginning to the end. I look forward to reading more books by R.E. Donald.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good murder mystery. Godd characters. Well written and believeable...after all most murders are quite "ordinary" and done for the most mundane of reasons, not like all the crazed serial killer stories out there.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this entire series. Good character build up loved Hunter, would love to see R E Donald do a sequel to this series.
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