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A Darkness Absolute

A Darkness Absolute

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

4.25 chilly stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25


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.


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!😍




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