A Darkness Absolute

A Darkness Absolute

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

4.25 chilly stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25

Blurb

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.

Review

Another book and this series filled with chills and thrills!
This book was filled with chills and thrills, however there might‘Ve been more chill than thrill…. something about the isolation, the vastness, and the cold of the story really drew me in….. however, this was a Traveling Sister read and I was definitely in the minority… this time it was not the eye rolling romance that turned off the sisters, but the book did not draw them in, they were not connected with the characters, and the book was just straight up too long…..Even though I’d have to admit this book was a bit on the long side and I wasn’t terribly connected to the characters, there’s just something about it that I found compelling….

Once again there is murder and mayhem going on in the isolated off the grid town of Rockton…. Casey and Eric are now an established couple with an adorable puppy…. after discovering a missing girl and some remains in a cave, it is up to them to find out who is taking and murdering these girls…. just Reading the scenes when they are in these caves gave me claustrophobia….. if I ever were sent to this town, I would so be voted off the island!

Now it looks as though this town where people come to get away from danger, is even more dangerous then the danger…. I found the back stories of some of these eccentric characters really interesting…. and even though the draw to a book for me is usually characters, I just think something about the atmosphere of this book was appealing to me…. really trying to put my finger on what made this book better for me than others… I think it also could have perhaps been the fact I listened on audio and the narrator really did a fabulous job…. so major props go to Therese Plummer for adding so much enjoyment to this book….

I’d recommend this book if you enjoyed the first, but with the understanding it is a bit long…..

As I mentioned this was a Traveling Sisters read and as always it was a pleasure reading with you girls!😍

Enjoy,

Berit

The B-Team

BTeam

Arriving on Shelves on February 6, 2018

The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife by Melodie Campbell

3 short stars 🌟🌟🌟

Blurb

Del’s great-aunt, Kitty, has retired from a life of crime and embarked on a new venture, the B-Team. Although Del works at an animal shelter by day, by night she, her great-aunt and their cohorts, Dino and Ritz, use their criminal skills to right wrongs. In this fun book, the modern-day Robin Hoods set out to return a necklace to its rightful owner but along the way discover they’ve been duped by an impostor who also wants to get her hands on the necklace. The problem is, criminals can’t go to the police, even if they are on the side of the good. Del comes up with a new plan, and the B-Team saves the day. Not without a few detours along the way.

Review

I guess this is classified as a rapid read and indeed it was that…. and while I would have really appreciated this in high school and college as assigned reading… it made it hard to really get into…. hard for much character development when the book is this short….

I thought based on the title of this book it would be funny, unfortunately that wasn’t the case…. it was about Del a girl who works at an animal shelter by day and helps bring justice to those who have been wronged by night…. and oh yeah she has ties to the mob…. I really needed more angry first wife and less mob!

Del and her aunt really had potential to be interesting characters, but the book was too short for that…. The plot really didn’t draw me in either… I just felt as though a lot was thrown in, the animal shelter, the mob, the love interest…..

I’d recommend this if you want a really quick read, perhaps to pass the time in a doctors waiting room….

*** i’d like to thank the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Enjoy,

Berit