Monday, January 23, 2017

Review: A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

Title: A Darkness Absolute
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Book Two in the Casey Duncan Series
Published By: Minotaur Books (February 7, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
The follow-up to #1 NYT bestseller Kelley Armstrong’s acclaimed City of the Lost, Rockton town detective Casey Duncan makes a terrible—and dangerous—discovery in the woods outside of town.

When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council’s approval. What she didn’t expect is that Rockton comes with its own set of secrets and dangers. 

Now, in A Darkness Absolute, Casey and her fellow Rockton sheriff’s deputy Will chase a cabin-fevered resident into the woods, where they are stranded in a blizzard. Taking shelter in a cave, they discover a former resident who’s been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it’s an outsider behind the killings or if the answer is more complicated than that...before another victim goes missing.


Casey Duncan returns in another heart-racing thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.







I was hooked on this series after reading the first book and was so eager to get my hands on this and start it right away. By the time I had finished the last page, I knew that I had come across a series that was every bit as unique and original and well written as they get.

Once again Armstrong has managed to write something that stands out and demands to be taken notice of. With characters that are every bit as dangerous and disarming and they are charming and endearing. 

There is something so backwards yet fascinating about the town they live in. The rules they abide by and of course the people who are chosen to live there.

This series, in a word is addicting. I have a hard time putting it down each time I pick it up and was left feeling almost bereft when I was pulled away from it and had to wait hours before I could pick it up again.

I am was truly like an addict waiting for their next hit. Itching to open the pages again and immerse myself once again in the crazy town of Rockton and all that happens there.

With a romance that light enough to not over shadow the true heart and mystery of the story but present enough to warm your toes and melt your heart, this series really does have a bit of it all. 

I am so sad I will have a long wait until the next book comes out, I wanted this story, these characters to last forever and will be on pins and needles waiting for the next one.




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

30 comments:

  1. Ali, you make such a strong case for this series. I love your enthusiasm for it, so now I feel like I need the book in my life. I'll check if my library has them. I love the sound of the mystery, the romance andthe characters.
    Great review!

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    1. Yay! Thanks Nick and I hope they have the first one and that you are able to read it and love it too!

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  2. Book addiction doesn't need to be cured. It needs to be fed. Unto the next book!

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  3. Wow, I had no idea Armstrong is out with another book. She's really prolific! I still need to try one of her series but I have no idea where to start.

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    1. She is, which is just awesome for us that love her and can't get enough. ;)

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  4. Oh you know a book and series is good when you are sad you have to wait so long for the next one. Glad you enjoyed this. Great review!!

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  5. Wow, great review. Can't WAIT for this one now (to be honest, I already couldn't wait)! I loved the first one and can't wait to see Rockton again- and the premise sounds a little chilling. I wonder if those rumors we heard in book one about crazies in the woods are going to come true :)

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    1. I won't tell! But I will say, you are going to love it! ;)

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  6. Kelly Amrstrong writes fast! I love that she has a lot of stories in different genres, I should really read more of her work.

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    1. I really do too and I love that she does put them out so fast and her work is still fabulous even with the fast writing!

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  7. This is such a great series. I'm so impressed at how quickly she's been releasing them.

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  8. This series sounds so good, Ali! I love the sound of the town where everyone and everything is not as it seems. Great review :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kim, it really is a fun crazy town with even crazier residents.

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  9. Ah, sounds so good! I need to check out this series.

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  10. Ok, I am in. I am off to get book one!

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  11. I've read another review that was a lot like yours. Addicting. I have yet to read her but I am definitely intrigued. Great review!

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    1. I really hope you do Lorna, I think you would really like it. :D

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  12. NEED to read her stuff, this year is enough. I must pick up something of hers. Great review! Really sold me.

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  13. Grrr on the wait. I have that with a few of mine now and it so makes me want to whine. lol I do need to get caught up with her books at some point.

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    1. It really is so hard to wait sometimes isn't it?

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  14. 5 stars plus it's thriller mystery?! I'll definitely get myself a copy :)

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  15. I saw this and was wondering how I've never heard of this book. I love Kelley Armstrong. I asked my library to purchase book one on audio. I'm still waiting for it to come in. I'm sure I will be asking for the second one just as quickly. I can't wait to see how this series goes. I really enjoyed her Nadia Stafford series.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I've heard the audio is really good so I hope you end up liking it!

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