I read this quickly, really wanted to see how it worked out. But I was not completely satisfied. Usual excellent sense of place, and description of the business of being a long-haul trucker, but as other's have commented, I was left unconvinced as to whether the victims learned anything. I am afraid that the description of the badness of the bad guys is probably true to life, but awful and awfully chilling, certainly not enjoyable. Finally, the turnaround by the single-parent woman deputy from doormat to avenger was precipitous, I did not see it in her character as the story progressed, it just seemed to suddenly happen.