Review: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

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Title: City of the Lost (Casey Duncan Novels #1)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date/Publisher: January 2nd 2016 by Random House Canada
Finished: January 4th 2016
Pages: 480-Hardcover-Given from publisher
1. City of the Lost
2. Unknown

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. But that’s not why she’s on the run. Her best friend’s ex has found Diana again, despite all Casey has done to protect her. And Diana has decided the only way she’ll ever be safe is if she finds the mythical town she’s heard of where people like her can go to hide. Turns out the town really exists, and will take Diana, but only if Casey, a talented young police detective, comes too.

Imagine a hidden town, isolated in the Yukon wilderness, where everyone is pretending to be someone they’re not. Even good people can get up to some very bad stuff. The laconic town sheriff dispenses his own frontier justice, but he’s more accustomed to sobering up drunks in the horse trough, than attempting to solve the series of brutal murders that has rocked the town. As much as he hates it, he needs Casey. As for Casey, coming to the far North may have started out as a sacrifice she was willing to make for her best friend. But maybe, just maybe, she needs Rockton as much as the town needs her.

What I Thought:

I was given a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This was one book that slipped out of my radar and I had no idea about it until I was given a copy. I’m such a bad fan, but I would have found it eventually. Either way I read it as soon as I got it and I really liked it! Not as much as her Cainsville series, but it held it’s own and it was really good. I saw on Goodreads that it was a series so I’m excited for the next one to be out for sure.

I liked Casey a lot and Eric Dalton. He was a bit different but even before I found out his story I liked him. Casey was a detective and I loved seeing her use her skills the best she could with little resources. I didn’t like Diana at all. She was annoying and her attitude was pretty bad. It was necessary for her to be that way for the book though so it’s not like I wished she wasn’t there. I did want to smack her though.

I normally don’t read a lot of mystery/thriller books but after this one I think I really want to give some other ones a try! I kept wanting to read this so I could finally figure out what was happening and who was doing it. And you do figure that out in this book, no waiting until the next one.

If you like mystery books give this one a try and let me know your thoughts! Also if you have any mystery thriller books you want to recommend leave me a comment.

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4 comments on “Review: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

  1. I love Kelley Armstrong too but I’d never heard of this one until seeing your review just now O.O The blurb sound awesome though and judging from your review, it delivers! I don’t read nearly as many mysteries as I should either so I’ll be checking this out for sure! Thanks Kelsey!!

  2. I’d only heard about this book recently – I think I saw Armstrong talking about it on Facebook (?!) – so it was interesting to read your take on it. The blurb looks interesting and I’m glad to see it delivers.

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