R.E. Donald

author of the Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries series

Audiobook of first Highway Mystery released!

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I’m excited to announce that the first novel in the Highway Mysteries series is now available in audiobook format!

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Slow Curve on the Coquihalla was expertly narrated and produced by actor John Hanks and is now available for your listening pleasure on (click for link):


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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 creating another fatal accident on a treacherous incline, This compels Hunter Rayne, a fellow trucker and retired RCMP detective, to help her find answers.

As he uncovers signs of illegal cross border activity originating in a Seattle warehouse, Hunter recruits an old friend, an outlaw biker, to infiltrate what appears to be an international smuggling ring. But while Hunter follows up clues and waits for critical information from his old friend, the wily biker starts to play his own angles.

Finally, putting all the pieces together, there in the dark on the same uphill curve on the Coquihalla highway, Hunter risks it all to confront the murderer.

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla is the first in a traditional mystery series featuring “semi-” professional sleuth, Hunter Rayne. After serving over 20 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and becoming a skilled detective, Hunter resigned from the force and took to the road as a long haul trucker. His ex-wife is convinced he is running away from the personal tragedy that made him leave a job he loved. Hunter himself doesn’t know why, he only knows he has to keep following the white lines.


A selection of reviews from e-book and print editions:

“Those were the best mysteries I’ve read in a long time!! As soon as I finished the first one I bought the second and felt empty when I finished it! The characters were awesome and so there that I somehow think they are in my life.”

“I think that Hunter Rayne would make a great TV detective, driving around the country in his rig visiting different states and helping to solve crimes. He is that interesting of a character.”

“The Hero to me is the heart of the story …”

“I hope to see the Hunter Rayne series become movies and audio books.” (Note from me: It took a while, but the first one is now in audio book format!)

And even some 5-star reviews from truckers:

“I was a truck driver for over 10 years and can tell you that part of the book is pretty real to me. I enjoy reading about things I know about as a relaxation, but this is a added bonus because it is also a murder mystery a very real passion of mine. The book is well written and a page turner besides a added bonus. So far I have read all of the” Hunter Rayne series ” of books and am waiting for another to come out. Hint! Hint! Please. I think you will love this series also as much as I did.”

“I decided to read this book to see if it was written by someone who knew anything about trucking. Thank goodness I wasn’t disappointed and someone did know a bit about trucking and dispatching.”

If you’ve already read the book, please tell your audiobook listening friends!

Note to audiobook reviewers: please contact me about getting a promo code for a review copy.


Author: R.E. Donald

Author of the Highway Mysteries series

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