Book Review | City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Hey Everyone,

How are you?

I am really sorry for the silent treatment I was feeling a little unmotivated to do another blog post, I kept putting it off for so long since I realised that it had been over a week since my previous post.

Work has been busy and last week I decided to sort out my TBR books. I don’t have a bookshelf in my room because I have the smallest room in the house, so the only place I can put my books is on a shelving unit. I had one part of the shelving unit with just my TBR books but then it got too crowded and so I decided to just move them next to the unit in piles on the floor and honestly I love it, it also gave me an opportunity to clear out some books that I won’t be picking up soon. I usually give it to charity but I am contemplating on selling them on eBay, I don’t know yet I haven’t made up my mind.

Anyway moving off topic again…

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City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

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 hidingโ€”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.

Published: January 2016
Published Edition: December 2016
Publishers: Sphere
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

Format: Paperback

Goodreads Star Rating:๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

I love a good small-town mystery, I love the secrets of the main character the interactions with the locals and the mystery of Rockton.

Rockton is a small town that can be not found on a regular map at your tourist information, it is a town where people apply to live in for two years because they were haunted by their past. Which is why Casey and her best friend Diana decided to apply. Casey has kept the fact that she killed a man when she was in college because she was afraid that his family would act out revenge on her. She has been so protective of her best friend Diana because of the horrible relationship she had with her ex-husband. Casey only goes to Rockton because she wants to do it for Diana but as soon as Diana and Casey are settling in at Rockton, Casey realises how much of her friendship with Diana truly is.

I really like how this town it is surrounded with a forest, a forest that no one is allowed in alone and with the mysterious disappearances the forest itself is very hard for Casey and Sheriff Eric Dalton to figure it out. I really like the dynamic between Casey and Eric, Eric may want to have a detective in the town of Rockton but he is not pleased with Casey’s history. I hope to learn more about the mysterious forest in the next book because at the end I wanted to know more about it and I was even more fascinated with the connection with Eric.

I have to say the writing in this book was so compelling and I couldn’t leave the book alone. I loved the mysterious town and the people behind it, I really love the locals as well as the main characters. I am excited to pick up the second book and I will look forward to the third book that will release soon.

I have basically grown up reading Kelley Armstrong’s books and I feel very proud as a fan to see how she has come since her Women of the Otherworld series (which I still need to finish) I can definitely tell that she has grown a lot more as a writer and it is proof in the Cainsville series(Oh my goodness, AMAZING) and this book, I think this genre really suits her more than romance books when she started.

I hope you are having a lovely day xx

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