Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Title: City of the Lost
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Book One in the Casey Duncan Series
Published By: Sphere (January 2, 2016)
Source: Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
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 been a fan of Armstrong's since first reading her YA series way back when and as my tastes have changed and grown and I finally branched out to her adult books, that love has never faltered. 

She is a fantastic writer, one that keeps you at the edge of your seat completely entertained and completely enthralled. When I saw a new thriller mystery from her set in an usual setting with characters ever bit as unique, I knew it was something that I needed to try.

I got every single thing from this book that I have come to expect from Armstrong's writing. An original storyline, uncharacteristic characters, and a mystery that kept me not only guessing but turning the pages.

It was hard not falling in love with the foul mouthed surly Dalton and the headstrong and smart Casey as well as the very rustic and slightly off town of Rockton. If you want something different, something different from the norm but so well written and plotted that it is every bit as believable as it is addicting, this is the story for you. I am completely hooked and can not wait for more.





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

44 comments:

  1. Ah I love Kelly Armstrong - her books never fail to entertain. Glad to hear this one followed the trend :)

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    1. I agree, I haven't read one I didn't like yet. ;)

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  2. Oh my! I really need to start reading this one

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    1. I hope you do, it is awesome and the second was just as fabulous!

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  3. I love Kelley Armstrong. I've been reading her for years. For me, it started with Bitten and then I branched out. I've even read her middle grade series. I have to admit, that I haven't loved her Cainsville series and that has made me fall behind on her releases. This one looks great though and your review makes me want it even more. I just requested the audiobook from my library and it is in-stock at another. I just have to wait for it to be delivered to mine. Yay! Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Sorry Cainsville didn't work for you but I can see why, it is different but I love that about it. I really need to start her Otherwold series.

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  4. I've only read one book from her and I absolutely loved it. I have her upcoming The Missing for review and I can't wait to read it. This sounds fantastic. I think I'll love the characters and the mystery here. I'll add it to my TBR!
    Great review, Ali!

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    1. I just read the Missing and liked it but it wasn't as good as some of her other stuff. I hope you like it!

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  5. OOhhhh loving the sound of this. I am definitely missing out on some good authors. I have to make sure I don't do that this year. I mean, 5 stars, come on! I have to read this!

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    1. Yes! I really do hope you give it a chance. ;)

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  6. I so need to pick this one up...it sounds so good. Great review.

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  7. This sounds like a great Thriller
    thanks for the review
    xx

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  8. Eek, I've had this one on my TBR for ages! Definitely gonna get to it soon. :D

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    1. At least you have it right? That's a start. ;)

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  9. I've seen some pretty great rave reviews for this so I'm thrilled you loved this! I'm very curious now and with it being a series opener I'm so tempted :)

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    1. Do it! The second book is just as good. ;)

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  10. Have a couple of her books that I need to read. I've not seen this one before, but I'm glad you loved it.

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    1. I have some I need to read and start as well. ;)

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  11. Love seeing that five star rating. I haven't read one of her thrillers so I am going to try this. I think I have another one of her thrillers that I just got from NG....

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    1. The Missing? It's good but I liked this one more, it does have a lot of swearing but it is worth it. ;)

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  12. Yassss! I can't wait to read the installment. I'm so glad you loved this one too, Ali. It's so meticulously done. :)

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    1. Yes! I loved that about it and the second is just the same, you are going to love it Joy!

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  13. Kelly Armstrong is one of those authors I keep meaning to pick up. Glad you loved this! Great review!

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    1. Definitely start here if you love mystery thrillers, I can't recommend it enough!

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  14. I completely agree, this was so good!

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    1. *high fives you* Glad you loved it too!

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  15. I haven't read Armstrong yet, but this review makes me want to pick up one of her books. Glad you loved it! (Plus, I love the cover!)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. It does have a great cover. ;) Definitely pick it up!

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  16. Woww 5 stars?? This one sounds really interesting - and I'm glad you loved it. Just added it my TBR, great review.
    Benish @ Beenazai

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    1. Happy to hear it, I hope you end up loving it as well! :D

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  17. Seems that this was a book you enjoyed a lot.

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  18. Ah yes. Another author I need to get back to at some point. It's been ages! Yay for it being awesome!

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    1. It was and she really is a good author.

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  19. Oh, this isn't YA? I have been enjoying her adult stories, so I will add this to my list!

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    1. Nope not YA at all, I think you would really like it Kim.

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  20. This is where I admit to not ever reading her. Does watching all the seasons of Bitten count? This sounded so good but I just checked the price. 12.99 for a year old Kindle book is too much for me. So unless they drop the price I won't be reading it. Great review though and I am glad you loved it!

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    1. If it helps, she is one of the few authors I will pay that much for her books. Of course, you could see if the library has it instead?

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  21. oh my god so glad you read this. wasn't it just awesome? so different. I have the second book and cannot wait to read it!

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    1. You are going to love the second book. ;)

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