The Highwayman: A Longmire Story – REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

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When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man’s-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They’re coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.


The Highwayman: A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson is an absolutely riveting tale in the Longmire series. It’s a novella, but the amount of action and suspense in the book keep you on the edge of your seat. I actually finished the story in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down!

Even tho’ everyone is familiar with the characters, there is still plenty of good character development within the story. I don’t believe that anyone would need to read the rest of the series in order to understand what is going on in the novella. There is enough background and character development within the story to provide all the information one needs to enjoy it.

The settings are described “just right” in my opinion. I like setting descriptions that provide enough for you to go on, but leave some things to your imagination. These descriptions are not too wordy, but you get the idea of what the area is like and how the granite walls can easily block communications.

I would highly recommend this novella to anyone who already enjoys the Longmire series, whether they read the books or watch the TV show.

(I received a free copy of the e-book from NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review. My review was not influenced by this and all opinions and conclusions are my own.)

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