[Book Talk] City of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

city-of-the-lostBook Details

Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Read: November 2016

Casey Duncan series

  1. City of the Lost
  2. A Darkness Absolute (February 2017)


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.

My Thoughts

I loved this book! I think I say this every time I read one of Kelley Armstrong’s books, but seriously, every single time I read one of her books I have this desire to just bunker down and read everything she’s written – I just love her writing so much and her stories are amazing! I only wish that more books in this series were out right now so I could keep going!

This past year I’ve started to really get into mysteries and thrillers. It’s funny how the tastes change since I used to read lots of YA and those of the more fluffy and contemporary variety. It’s so fun digging into something that’s a mystery that has the romance that I love AND amazing characters. Casey was a kick ass character and I loved her story! There’s definitely some girl fight conflict in this book and while it might bug some, it wasn’t a big turnoff for me. I’m interested to see how these relationships are in the next book (can 2017 come any faster?).

And oh my goodness, Eric Dalton. ERIC DALTON! I adored him. He’s got the same kind of gruffness that we see in characters like Gabriel, from Cainsville, and I loved it. I can’t wait to see more of him in the next story!

My only issue with the book is that it was a bit slow to build up in the beginning and I was glad that I had a big chunk of time to really get into it or it might’ve taken a lot more effort to really get into the story. But other than that, it’s all pure Kelley Armstrong! If you love Kelley’s books, you have to read this one!


One thought on “[Book Talk] City of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

  1. Pingback: [Book Talk] A Darkness Absolute (Casey Duncan, #2) by Kelley Armstrong | Reading In Winter

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