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City of the Lost

A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels, Book 1)
Auteur(s): Kelley Armstrong
Narrateur(s): Therese Plummer
Série: City of the Lost, Livre 1
Durée: 13 h et 42 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (143 évaluations)

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Description

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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  • Au global
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More romance than detecting

I was excited to see a Canadian deceptive story, but found this was too much about the romantic and other relationships and less about the crime solving for my taste.

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great premise falls short

the premise of the story was great. And the characters were engaging. But the resolution was rushed and fell flat.

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Cannot recommend

Started out just fine. A typical mystery that had me invested. However, it quickly turned into the worst Harlequin Romance ever written. The narrator was the best part of this book and it wasn't even that good.

It's not often I could care less about what happens to the characters, I didn't give a hoot if they lived or died.

I did finish it (mainly to support Canadian authors), but it was a struggle. The ending came out of left field, the entire book was extremely long winded. Just an all round unsatisfyingly bad read.

  • Au global
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Loved it!

Loved it ! Well written, well narrated, and kept me listening. Nothing boring here. Well done.

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  • JJM
  • 2020-07-30

JUST OKAY

Would have enjoyed this book if it wasn't for the dialogue. It is awful, I stuck with it as long as I could but gave up A female narrator trying to imitate male speakers is just not on. It is cringe worthy and quite frankly annoying. Too bad - could have been a good story.

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  • Mb
  • 2020-07-22

It was a great story.

This was the 1st time I have read/listened to anything by Kelley Armstrong, and I thought I would check it out… and I actually really enjoyed the story. Kelly really ties up all the loose ends and leaves all the questions answered at the end. good plot twist..it had me guessing right till the end who done it". I kept swaying from character to chatacter. In the beginning I was unsure what to think and it started to pick up more momentum and it turned out to be a really cool story. Quite believable if you have ever been up North in Yukon. The narration was good.. except her accents were off. that REALLLYY bothered me. Isabelle was from Northern alberta.. not Louisiana..so it annoyed me whenever that character was in play.
I will for sure be checking out more Of Kelly Armstrong's work..its nice to add a good solid writer to the mix of options!! and Canadian too!

  • Au global
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Inventive & insightful

Inventive plot. I could let go & fall into the story. The narrator has the right tome & can dial up emotion when needed... far from a dull monotone of some. I'm looking forward to another in the series.

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Awesome!

As always, Kelley does not disappoint.
Very good story. I love the setting.
Strong female characters, as has been expected from kelley. But also strong male lead.
Good suspense.
I recommend it to all.

  • Au global
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Great story

Great book that keeps you on your toes! Not a scary thriller like I expected but the author catches you when you have your guard down and then BAM twist in the plot. The narrator overlaps some of the character voices at some points so it gets a tiny bit confusing at times. Overall would highly recommend!

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  • Sam
  • 2019-05-07

Greatest Book I’ve Ever Read

I’ve been reading Kelley’s books since I was a teen! And now as a 23 year old, I still gush over her books. This series is my new OBSESSION, I’m so glad there’s more books in this series because it’s seriously like a movie.

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  • shelley
  • 2018-03-11

I wouldn't want to live here!

This is a very good book, Very interesting concept. The story revolves around a town (Rockton) in the middle of nowhere. It's a town for people trying to escape their past and start over.
The protagonist (Casey) and her best friend pay for the privilege of moving there. Prior to their move, Casey was a detective. It seems the town of Stockton is in need of one, there's a serial killer on the loose and no one is safe.
Don't ask me why (as if anyone could) but I kept thinking this book was a combination of the movie BOYS TOWN with Spencer Tracy (It was about a town for "wayward " boys ) and Blake Crouch's book PINES, where people who could contribute to a new town in the future were brought. Although the majority of the people living in Rockton have checkered pasts and would probably not be on a save for the next generation list, many have worthwhile skills.
If will be getting the next book in the series A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE. This is an entertaining book and I would like to see where the author is going with the characters.
Therese Plummer does an outstanding job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Purple Wizard
  • 2016-09-19

Great Book

This is by far the best book that I've read in years. Solid plot. Part mystery, part romance (but not sticky, just believable and realistic) part cops & killers, part unusual plot twists. Realistic characters. Superb narrator - also the best I've heard in years. I wish it was the first in a series.
I'm sure there will be readers who disagree with me, after all we're all different to some extent or another. But for me it was just fantastic!
Thank you Kelley Armstrong. Do you have more similar stories?

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  • Wayne
  • 2018-03-16

Author Kerllery Armstrong surprised me!

I purchased City of the Lost during the February Audible first of a series sale with apprehension because I have tried books by Kelley Armstrong in the past only to be disappointed by the horror, supernatural, paranormal, and fantasy aspects. Armstrong has been a highly regarded best selling author for more than 15 years as she published an average of more than 3 novels annually. Audible listener Shelley's very positive reviews of this novel and the other two in the Casey Duncan persuaded my to listen to City of the Lost. I'm glad I did because this is a wonderful suspense mystery/thriller. Theresa Plummer's narration is superb.

I would not want to live in the fictional Canadian Yukon town of Rockton, but it makes a good story.

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  • BikeVON
  • 2017-03-27

Outstanding new detective series!

I must add my praise to the great reviews of the book. Kelly Armstrong created a city Rockton, and new characters for this new series. Rockton is a city in the wilds of Canada.
People with secrets need a place like Rockton to hide from the judgements of a civil society. The city is populated with people shedding their past selves. It is a city of criminals who can pay to become invisible and victims who seek some place to live without fear.

Casey Duncan is a homicide detective who has a secret. She now calls Rockton her home. and works as a homicide detective. Armstrong has deftly created a plot twist, which makes it a challenge to guess the perpetrator of murders. There is one law of Rockton, ask no one of their past.

Every resident of Rockton has the propensity for violence, no person is safe. They live off the grid, with few resources. There is a vicious killer preying on the residents. Without the expertise of a detective, the sheriff is unable to solve the crime.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 2017-04-20

Great Story

I really enjoyed the story and the Characters in this story. I love this author and look forward to more by her soon.

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  • Meadow
  • 2016-06-24

Love the author and Adore the book!

The narrator was awesome, really bringing life to all the characters and the world of City of the Lost

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  • Drew
  • 2018-01-31

Concept was good then became a sleeper

The concept of the story was so intriguing i had to purchase the book. But the concept and the strength of the story fell so short, i found myself wandering over convoluted, drawn out, unnecessary conversations — and twitching after being awakened from suddenly passing out. Basically, it’s like a good idea gone bad. I know that’s harsh but i get really frustrated when such a perfect opportunity to create real mystery is smothered by dramatic conversation over irrelevant topics and random romance. My wish was *actually add mystery to a story about a lost city (god, such a wasted opportunity), *cut out half the conversations which don’t add to that mystery, and *please get to the point — or any point for that matter. After 75% through the book, i found myself wondering what the hell this thing was even about anymore.

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  • Joanna Hubbard
  • 2018-10-07

starts out strong...

This book started out strong. I really liked the context and there were some great characters, but then the stereotypical love story overshadows the mystery and intrigue and the previously complex characters devolve into some standard trope where they just needed to find the right person. The romance didn't add anything to the story and the changes in the characters violated how they were developed in the first half.

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  • jeanne
  • 2017-10-27

Didn’t fast forward!

Enjoyed the book! New concept, liked the characters! Moved at a good pace! Yea, yea !

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  • celciel w moore
  • 2017-09-01

Overall a worthwhile read

The story held my interest and was surprising almost to the end. The reader was perfect for the story.

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