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  • City of the Lost

  • A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels, Book 1)
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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City of the Lost

By: Kelley Armstrong
Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
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Summary

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 hiding - 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.

An edgy, gripping crime audiobook from best-selling urban fantasy writer Kelley Armstrong, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world.

©2016 KLA Fricke Inc. (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Yah… a great new series

Thoroughly enjoyed this… original idea, well read and increasingly gripping to the end. The isolated location really added to the atmosphere and the bizarre town of 200 created a bit of a who-can-you-trust feel about it. It’s an unconventional detective story, a whodunnit, that is well told and not too scary or gory. On to the next one now… very pleased to see there are lots more in the series. :-)

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Characters brought to life

I have read the book several times but enjoyed listening to it even more. The reading gave it more depth.

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a brilliant start

I love this series and have been a fan of Kelley Armstrong for a while now. This does not disappoint.

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Not great honestly and I really wanted to like this. The narrator's male voices were so bad that it was so hard to not to spend minutes after hearing them thinking them rather than the story. Story itself was OK. Kinda regret buying the audio version of the book after I couldn't finish my paper copy.

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