Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Casey Duncan Novels series.
- #2: A Darkness Absolute: A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels #2) (Paperback): $16.99
- #3: This Fallen Prey: A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels #3) (Paperback): $17.99
- #4: Watcher in the Woods: A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels #4) (Hardcover): $26.99
- #5: Alone in the Wild: A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels #5) (CD-Audio): $39.99
- #6: A Stranger in Town: A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels #6) (CD-Audio): $39.99
- #7: The Deepest of Secrets (Casey Duncan Novels #7) (Hardcover): $27.99
City of the Lost: A Thriller by Kelley Armstrong. 5 Star Release date May 3, 2016
I love thrillers, and Kelley Armstrong proves she can write a winner. I have read her paranormal novels and loved them too. This book opens with our main character, Casey Duncan, a homicide detective, telling her fifth therapist that she killed a man when she was 18, she was never caught but she killed the grandson of a local mobster. She is waiting for it to come around and bite her. The book takes off from there. Wonderful characters that you get to know, a great mystery, some love, and an ending that I did not see coming. Highly recommend.
— Della McNamara
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 audiobook from bestselling urban fantasy writer Kelley Armstrong, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world.
About the Author
Kelley Armstrong graduated with a degree in psychology and then studied computer programming. Now she is a full-time writer and parent, and she lives with her husband and three children in rural Ontario, Canada. She is the author of the Rockton mystery series featuring Detective Casey Duncan, which begins with City of the Lost, and the novel Wherever She Goes. She is the editor of the young adult anthology Life Is Short and Then You Die.
"...this was such a phenomenal listen. I also don't doubt that a huge part of my love of this book was due to the format and the incredible performance by the narrator Therese Plummer. This is the first audiobook I've ever listened to her read, and I am beyond impressed with her voice acting. She reads beautifully, pulling me into the story so that I hung on to her every word. Her timing, accents, and inflections were all perfect, and the way she dramatized the suspenseful scenes had a way of making [me] feel like I was right in the story, or sitting around a campfire listening to a tale told by an extremely talented storyteller." -BiblioSanctum.com