Review | City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong


Format: Ebook  264pgs (6 novelas/44 pages approx. ea)
Published: June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 and Aug 4, 2015.
Genre: Horror/Mystery
Age Range: 17+
Rating: 4/5

Summary: 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….


So as we all well know, I’m a big Kelley Armstrong fan. To my utmost surprise, she announced that she was publishing a novela that would be divided into 6-parts, and each part posted weekly – For, you guessed it, 6 weeks. Because I own everything of hers under the sun (and then some), I pre-ordered each booklet, and waited patiently for them to arrive.

While it took me till about week 4 to finally sit myself down and begin reading them, I’m kind of glad that I did. Each book finished off with an epic cliffhanger that forced you to wait an agonizing seven days before you would know what happened next.

The first book sets the background for the story. Casey is a police detective whose had a bit of a tough life. When she was younger, she and her boyfriend were attacked, and it left Casey in a state where she had to take time away from her life and school in order to recover. Building the story forward, Armstrong forces Casey’s demons to resurface through therapy sessions, and ultimately, someone who is sent to kill her – As a reminder that she cannot escape her past. While this is occurring, her best friend Diana is also going through her own emotional turmoil, and mentions a special city where you can go, to be lost, and separated from society.

Without giving too much away, I highly recommend this series. It’s got a bit of everything for everyone. Mystery, police procedural, horror and humour. Armstrong has outdone herself with the flow of her writing in these 6 novelas.  If you’re looking for something a little different, but incredibly enjoyable, I’d suggest you check this one out.

Author’s Note: This book is ONLY available in e-book format at this time.


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