Where would you go if you suddenly had to disappear? In her new bestselling thriller, City of the Lost, our New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers us to Rockton, a secret little town in the far north where the hunted go to hide. And where a hunter has now come to play.
Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. But that's not why she's on the run. Her best friend's ex has found Diana again, despite all Casey has done to protect her. And Diana has decided the only way she'll ever be safe is if she finds the mythical town she's heard of where people like her can go to hide. Turns out the town really exists, and will take Diana, but only if Casey, a talented young police detective, comes too.
Imagine a hidden town, isolated in the Yukon wilderness, where everyone is pretending to be someone they're not. Even good people can get up to some very bad stuff. The laconic town sheriff dispenses his own frontier justice, but he's more accustomed to sobering up drunks in the horse trough, than attempting to solve the series of brutal murders that has rocked the town. As much as he hates it, he needs Casey. As for Casey, coming to the far North may have started out as a sacrifice she was willing to make for her best friend. But maybe, just maybe, she needs Rockton as much as the town needs her.
KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the internationally bestselling author of the thirteen-book Women of the Otherworld series, the Nadia Stafford crime novels and her new series set in the fictional town of Cainsville, Illinois, and which so far includes the novels Omens, Visions and Deceptions. She is also the author of three bestselling young adult trilogies, and a new standalone YA suspense thriller, The Masked Truth. She lives in rural Ontario.
Shortlisted for Best Novel, Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Crime Writing 
“A locked-room mystery on steroids; readers should prepare for an all-nighter to finish it.” —Booklist
“Best known for her books set in the supernatural Otherworld universe (Otherworld Secrets, etc.), bestseller Armstrong introduces homicide detective Casey Duncan, who’s haunted by a violent crime she once committed, in this excellent first in a new thriller series. . . . A highly unusual set-up sets the stage for a distinctive cast of characters and a page-turning plot.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The eerie descriptions of setting and chilling character backgrounds give the tale an almost supernatural edge.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[A] good thriller to read by the fire on a weekend evening. The ending will be a surprise to most readers.” —The Millstone
“Armstrong has always been adept at keeping us guessing, as she also does here, about the identity of the serial killer who is picking off Rocktonians in an inventively gruesome way. It's Rockton itself, though, that keeps us turning the pages. Armstrong has fun playing with genre tropes in City of the Lost, and she doesn't limit herself to the paranormal or to crime.” —The Sydney Morning Herald
“City of the Lost is one of those books that can keep you reading long after you should have been in bed, asleep. I'm looking forward to a sequel.” —The Oklahoman
“[City of the Lost] may be one of my top favourite reads from Armstrong, and that’s something considering I’ve been a fan from the early days.” —Lost In a Great Book (blog)
“I am excited to see where this story is going. I’m especially curious about this mysterious town.” —Big City Bookworm (blog)
“In City of the Lost, the character arcs—reveals, secrets and betrayals—elevated the story’s tension to squirming-in-my-seat territory. . . . [I]n true Armstrong form, the remote northern location was described in eerie, atmospheric splendour, becoming a character in and of itself. . . . Combining the unique setting and a killer cast . . . with questionable motives and even more questionable pasts means that I’ve found another series to obsess over. . . . Just add this baby to your TBR pile. Now-ish.” —Jennie Shaw, Jennie’s Nails and Tales (blog)