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City of the Lost: A Rockton Novel (Casey…
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City of the Lost: A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels) (édition 2016)

par Kelley Armstrong (Auteur)

Séries: Casey Duncan (1)

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"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 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 domestic violence support 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, 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 a bestselling urban fantasy writer, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world"--… (plus d'informations)
Membre:JuliW
Titre:City of the Lost: A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels)
Auteurs:Kelley Armstrong (Auteur)
Info:Macmillan Audio (2016), Edition: Unabridged
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Évaluation:*****
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City of the Lost par Kelley Armstrong

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Casey Duncan is running from her past. Years ago she killed a man and she knows his relatives are mixed up in organized crime. Someday they will be coming for her. Casey's best friend, Diana, isn't fairing much better. She is in a relationship with a violent man and just can't seem to escape from him. When Diana gets beat up once again, the two women decide to disappear. There is a town, Rockton, where people can pay to disappear. No phones. No internet. No outside contact. People have to apply to be admitted to Rockton. Normally they don't accept murderers and other violent offenders. Casey wouldn't normally be admitted to town, but she's a detective and they need her investigation skills. There's been some disappearances, murders.... Something is going on in Rockton. And Casey can help them solve the case.

I listened to the audio book version of this story. Narrated by Therese Plummer, the audio is almost 14 hours long. I liked Plummer's voice and reading style. She read at a nice steady pace, did the character's voices convincingly and helped build the suspense of the story. All in all, a nice listening experience!

The story had me hooked from the start. A cop who murdered someone and was never caught......a cop who lives with real guilt and self doubt, but still manages to excel at her job. Awesomely creative and very suspenseful plot! I enjoy thriller/crime novels. But when I come across a series that has a plot angle that's new to me, creative and different....it makes me so excited! I loved every moment of this story, and I'm going to jump right into the next book! There are 3 books in this series so far, with a 4th (The Watcher in the Woods) coming out in Feb 2019.

I like Casey Duncan as a main character. She is intelligent and driven, but also very flawed. She has a hard time with real relationships and carries the scars, both physical and mental, of her past. She is always ready to jump into an investigation and gives it her all...even when it might be incredibly dangerous. She is also a loyal friend. This first book has a lot of character and place development. The concept of a hidden settlement completely off the grid for people who need to disappear is intriguing. And the side characters fit that concept. Most are rough. Some are dangerous. But they all pitch in and help in an emergency. They all need each other to survive off the grid.

This is the first book by Kelley Armstrong that I've read. She has written several other series that look so interesting! When I have caught up on the Casey Duncan series, I'm definitely going to read some of her others! I love it when I discover a "new to me'' author that I really enjoy! I already have book two of this series, A Darkness Absolute, checked out at the library! Binge read! Binge read! :) ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
I did not predict who did the killings and I love that I didn’t. Will definitely read more of this series. ( )
  JRlibrary | Oct 16, 2020 |
3.5 awesome stars!

I've read a few Kelley Armstrong books, and this was very different than her other books, at least for me. I enjoyed some of her other books, but this was a good change.
Casey is a rather complex character, that I admit, I did not like herat first...but she grew on me. In fact, I think that I had some issues with all the characters at first, but most of them surprised me, and some of them really surprised me (not always in a good way). Armstrong really developed her characters well.
The plot moves pretty quickly too. I admit, I was pretty skeptical when I read what the book was about. A town where people go to disappear? Really? But it works. Armstrong does a great job of creating this place, this sanctuary with all of it's secrets and flaws. Now I want to know if places like this really exist!
Overall a very solid book. I'm curious to see where the series will head next. ( )
  RachDani | Aug 1, 2020 |
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

1st book in the Rockton series. Police procedural mystery in a minuscular remote town in the wilds of the Yukon.
Casey Duncan agrees to move to the hidden town as a detective to keep her friend Diana safe from her abusive ex. She is soon working long hours investigating missing people, murders and navigating the unique inhabitants and their idiosyncrasies.
Who can she trust? Can she trust anyone? What mysteries are out in the surrounding woods and are they really more dangerous than what’s going on behind the closed doors in town?

Twists, and weirdness and breathtaking events make this a compelling read. I can’t wait to eat the next book in the series. ( )
  Madison_Fairbanks | Jul 23, 2020 |
This book seemed extremely long and slow. I should have read a little bit about the author, and those whose blurbs appear on the book. Instead, I read the nearly-14 hours of this book, hoping for mystery, suspense, a thrill, even a surprise. Found nothing of the sort, just a few weak romance-novel chapters at the end. ( )
  SharronA | Jun 21, 2020 |
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"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 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 domestic violence support 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, 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 a bestselling urban fantasy writer, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world"--

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