I just finished listening to the audio book City of the Lost: A Thriller (Casey Duncan Novels) by Kelley Armstrong. I grabbed this one off my online library. I prefer Audible and being able to completely pick my own books with no regard to availability or what offered but sadly, I listen to so much that I have to suppliment with books that I don’t have to pay for thus my on line library choices. Sometime I get great books…some times good ones and sometime duds. Read on to see what I thought of this one.
This is the first book of a series. I’m so glad I got the first book…I often get frustrated if I start a book only to find it was book #4 of the series…So will I be reading more?I wouldn’t mind catching a few more of her books. After reading a couple reviews I learned that the author is known for paranormal books. I think I’ll be careful to stick with books in this series. I am not a fan of paranormal at all. This series…not bad. I’ll admit to wondering what’s going to happen with Casey in the upcoming books…that’s a sign that I didn’t mind the books.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey’s best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana’s husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it’s time for the two of them to disappear again.
Diana has heard of a town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and if you’re accepted, it means walking away entirely from your old life, and living off the grid in the wilds of Canada: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council’s approval. As a murderer, Casey isn’t a good candidate, but she has something they want: She’s a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. She and Diana are in. However, soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn’t the only secret Rockton is hiding―in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives.
An edgy, gripping crime novel from bestselling urban fantasy writer Kelley Armstrong, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.4 stars….I’ll have to say 4.2. Although I liked it, the premise of a town like Rockton is a little far fetched.