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A Darkness Absolute Audiobook

A Darkness Absolute: A Novel

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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 number-one New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong.

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    Sue T 05-19-17
    Sue T 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    Couldn't put it down! Suspenseful with interesting characters. The narrator did a great job also.

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    omnireader New Jersey USA 02-28-17
    omnireader New Jersey USA 02-28-17 Member Since 2006

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    The village of Rockton in the Canadian Yukon is a pretty strange place; not on any map or GPS and completely off the grid. The reason for that is that the towns' residents are all on the run from something. It could be from their own criminal pasts, abusive relationships, or a myriad of other reasons. Some people are let in to do a necessary job. Others have to pay big money to get there. Casey Duncan, who we met in City of the Lost not only has a past but was hired to be Deputy Sheriff and Homicide Detective. She was a successful detective on a big city force whose past caught up with her, or so she thought.

    Casey and another deputy, Will, are chasing after a resident who has gone off the reservation, so to speak. This resident regularly heads off into the surrounding woods; something strictly forbidden by Sheriff Eric Dalton. The Sheriff's reasons are sound. The woods are full of dangerous predators, both human and inhuman. A blizzard blows up and Casey and Will take shelter in a cave, where they discover a woman in a pit. The woman has been missing from Rockton for fifteen months and was presumed dead. It is a struggle to get her out and back to Rockton, and their original quarry is still missing. Questions are raised about other missing women from Rockton. Could those women also be the victims of this captor? And what is going on with the Council, the secretive body who approves all new residents?

    Kelley Armstrong has produced another pulse-pounding thriller in A Darkness Absolute. Someone is stalking Casey and when the woman in the pit is re-taken, the action ratchets up, veering close to horror. It kept me guessing throughout and I didn't figure out who the predator was until close to the end. The relationship between Eric and Casey is an added attraction. The two are carrying a lot of baggage and are definitely not "stock" characters. Nor is the supporting cast. I am looking forward to what is possibly coming for Eric and Casey.

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    Marian Parksville, BC, Canada 06-08-17
    Marian Parksville, BC, Canada 06-08-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator is obviously not Canadian"

    While for the narrator is mostly good, there were a couple of glaring issues. Firstly, a toque is not a toke - that's something totally different. Every time she said that it was like nails on the blackboard for me. The other glaring travesty was her pronunciation of Newfoundland dog. WTF. The breed is named after one of our provinces. It is not New Finland. I comes from "New found land" not "Finland"!!!! That was even more aggravating than the calling our hat a toke. Please tell her to get it right before the next book comes out!

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 05-28-17
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 05-28-17 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A good follow up."

    While we were thinking only the citizens of Rockton were civilized we were not quite right. It takes Casey Duncan with her phenomenon detective skills and Dalton to find others and what happened to Dalton’s real parents.

    Casey and Diana are still working on repairing their friendship but it is not that easy. For each of their encounter Casey is doing a double think to figure out does Diana have a nefarious plan in the works.

    Casey’s independence is going to either kill Dalton, their relationship or someone else. It does not help that when he leaves her somewhere she ends up somewhere else. Casey’s action illustrate other lives are worth more and she selfishly sacrifices herself to the frustration of Dalton . So, there are adverse weather conditions, which means for Casey, she will not stay put and for Dalton makes tracking difficult.

    Nichole the resident who has been missing for a year, has been found and lost again. There is still the question of who kidnapped her. Who is pulling the strings of the residents? When there is a finite number of people in a town and none of them cannot be trusted, it is a crap shoot that you can find the killer. The killer can serve you your morning coffee or that person who has your back.

    There is always the council and what will they do and who is planted in the town by them. I did not give it a 5 star because I got tired of the Casey and Dalton protecting each other.

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    Kaja (Of Dragons and Hearts) Ljubljana, Slovenia 05-15-17
    Kaja (Of Dragons and Hearts) Ljubljana, Slovenia 05-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Unputdownable"

    I enjoyed A Darkness Absolute very, very much. I can't wait for the sequel! The setting is particularly interesting.

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    T. Myers TX 04-30-17
    T. Myers TX 04-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyable 2nd book in series"

    I enjoyed traveling to Rockton and working on a case with Casey and Eric. figuring out who done it was interesting . I get the feeling that the author set up some Loose Ends will have to be tied up in a later book. I look forward to the next

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    Lynda 04-21-17
    Lynda 04-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!"

    Fantastic story full of great characters, and lots of action. Kelley Armstrong has a winner with this series. Therese Plummer at her best

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    Michelle 03-31-17
    Michelle 03-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book"

    I hope she writes more books about Rockwood, what an interesting idea in the first place!

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    katie 03-27-17
    katie 03-27-17 Member Since 2012
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    "great!!!"

    This story will keep you guessing, and make you pay attention. I would definitely suggest reading this book.

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    Amazon Customer 03-17-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Fabulous, exciting, page turning can't-put-down"

    Loved the story. Loved the remarkably fabulous, crazed characters and can't wait for the next book.

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