Friday, 7 July 2017

A Darkness Absolute (Casey Duncan #2) - Kelley Armstrong (book review)

Second book in the Casey Duncan series. Enjoy

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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.

My Thoughts
So the second part about Casey Duncan and it is different from the first book, but it need to be otherwise I think the story would feel strange and not like its own. I love this one as much as I loved the first one.

Now in Part two or the second book in the series, we get to know the characters deeper and get to see different sides of them and get to see new ideas with them. This is something I like, the characters evolve with the story just like you evolve in real life. This book has a very different feeling to it and is both darker and lighter than the first one. Nothing wrong with that at all, quite the opposite.

The darker parts of this book is great and it is easy to follow the story and to get dragged into the killings and kidnapping you are trying to solve and you also get involved in the personal life of the characters and want them to stop saying stupid things and love each and stop doubting. Yeah I know, a lot to ask for.

This book was, just like the first one, a page turner and I have ordered both book but Amazon is so slow to deliver to "in the middle of no where, Europe" ;P Also pre-ordered the third part even if it isnt scheduled to be released until next spring. Yeah I do love this series!

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