City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

CityoftheLostTitle: City of the Lost

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher:  Sphere

Format: eBook

Publication Date: January 14, 2016

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Library eBook

New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers us to Rockton, a secret little town in the far north where the hunted go to hide. And where a hunter has now come to play.

Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. Since then she’s become a talented police detective, tethered only to her job, her best friend, Diana, and the occasional evening with her sexy, no-strings-attached ex-con lover, Kurt. But then Diana’s abusive ex finds her again, despite all Casey has done to help her disappear. And Casey’s own dark past begins to catch up with her. The two women need to run—and Diana’s heard of a place where they won’t be found, a town especially for people like them…


I’ve never read one of Kelley Armstrong’s adult novels, but since I’ve enjoyed her YA series I thought I would give this a chance. I am so glad I did! This was a well put together thriller, and I never guessed the who-dunnit part of the story. It was actually really wonderful to be kept guessing, and I kept trying to take a guess, but I never figured it out until the story revealed itself.

This was a very slow building novel, so that might be a turn off for some readers, but I enjoyed the character development. The set up provided a really valuable backstory for Casey that was important to understanding why she was so complicated. The writing was detailed and descriptive, without going into to much extraneous detail. I really enjoyed the characters in this story. All of them were multi-dimensional and realistic, even those that I didn’t like. There were no characters here that were generically stereotypical, or flat. I have to give Armstrong credit here because the storyline had a crazy amount of twists and turns and I had a hard time keeping up as the reader, I can’t imagine trying to write this and keeping up with all the characters. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars for a very solid mystery/thriller.

044/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


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