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Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  573 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
When a well respected truck driver, the owner of a family trucking business, is found dead in his truck down a steep embankment along the Coquihalla highway that winds through the mountains in British Columbia, his distraught daughter wants to know how and why he died. Not long afterwards, while driving the same highway, her husband’s brakes are tampered with, almost creat ...more
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published (first published September 1st 2011)
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Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer (I'll start this review by saying that the author sent me a copy because she thought it might suit my taste and asked for my comments when I read it). Having said that, let's get into the book. Basically Slow Curve on the Coquihalla by R.E. Donald follows an ex-RCMP officer, Hunter Rayne, who has quit the force and now works as a long haul truck driver. A friend who owns a trucking company is found dead at the bottom of a ravine, possibly due to a driving accident or maybe due to murd ...more
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I received a free download of Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (A Hunter Rayne highway mystery,#1) by R.E. Donald in exchange for a honest review.

I enjoy reading mystery suspense thrillers and I was not disappointed with this novel.It was well written and the pace was steady and involving.

Randy Danyluk,a well respected truck driver, the owner of a family trucking business, is found dead in his truck down a steep embankment along the Coquihalla highway that winds through the mountains in British Colu
Kathleen Schmitt
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slow Curve on the Coquihalla by R. E. Donald

Another mystery in Donald's intriguing Hunter Rayne series. Rayne is a retired RCMP officer, living in North Vancouver. In his new life he drives The Blue Knight, a semi-truck, on long-haul freight pickups and deliveries. In and out among these treks, he discovers mysteries and crimes that need to be solved. Rayne, himself a likeable, responsible fellow, has a tendency to get hooked once he has taken up the chase, and he doesn't let go until he has sol
Toni Osborne
Book 1, in the Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery

This who-done-it is a well-crafted mystery that brings us into the life of a long distance trucker Hunter Rayne, an ex- Mountie officer, who took the open road with his semi “The Blue Knight”. Rayne hauls north and south between Canada and the US and travels most of the time on one of the most scenic and dangerous route in Canada known as the Coquihalla.

As the wheels spin on the highway we have fascinating information about the trucking industry. To se
Cathy Geha
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 trucke ...more
Ginney Etherton
May 27, 2012 rated it liked it
This is what I call dick-lit, as opposed to chick-lit, with lots of truck talk. That's not a slam, and since I live on the Northwest coast I can relate. We all deal with trucks one way or another, and I learned something about long hauls.
The funny thing is, the whole time I was reading this book I thought R.E. Donald was male. For a guy, he did an excellent job of getting the female characters right. The introspectives and actions of all characters give readers a full understanding of their moti
R.E. Donald, Canadian author of Slow Curve on the Coquihalla, has taken two Canadian traditions and meshed them into an intriguing mystery. The writing flows at a steady pace from beginning to end, keeping the reader just out of reach of the answer to the mystery of who, how and why.

This traditional ‘who done it’ will keep most readers scratching their head. Was it a shipper in the US, a disgruntled employee, or maybe a jealous friend? Will Hunter Rayne find the answers before it’s too late? Wit
Literary  Chanteuse
Not having read a lot of mysteries set in my neck of the woods in Canada I was thrilled to read this one. It also centers around trucking which just happens to be a member of my family's profession so again something familiar to me. I loved that it mentioned so many areas in detail that I knew well and the author had an excellent handle on the ins and outs of the trucking business as well as the fitting characters. The Hero to me is the heart of the story and having only just discovered a second ...more
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Never thought I would enjoy a truck driver based mystery, but I sure did. The characters were very down to earth and well fleshed out. The mystery kept me guessing until the last few pages, not like some that give it away 3/4 of the way through so they can do an immense capture and wrap up escapade. I'll definitely continue to follow this series.
Lee Holz
Dec 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
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