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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.

©2017 KLA Fricke Inc (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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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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    Mary Frantz 10-20-17
    Mary Frantz 10-20-17
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    "Best Narrator"

    I loved this from start to finish. With my favorite author and with a narrator who you can always clearly distinguish who's talking before she even says their name. I love everything Therese Plummer does and I pray to god that she will be able to narrate the third book of the series. <3

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    Karen Ross Chicago 09-27-17
    Karen Ross Chicago 09-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "May we have the third, please ASAP?"

    This is absolutely one of the best series I have had the pleasure to listen to thus far. And a pleasure it was indeed. From giggles, murder, romance, mystery, whacky and unsavory characters, some of whom I would love to meet in person, these characters are cleverly brought to life, thanks to the wonderous talents of author Kelley Anderson and narrator Therese Plummer. There is a third book in this series, however, it is unavailable at this time. I will continually check to see when I can order it from Audible. Thanks to both these talented ladies. The first book, Land Of the Lost introduces us to extraordinary people in the most unusual town, with the second in the series continuing on, and leaving me wanting more NOW! Land Of the Lost and A Darkness Absolute series is a must-listen! I anxiously await the release of the third book in this series. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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    Cfyrefly 09-27-17
    Cfyrefly 09-27-17
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    "nice easy mystery"

    enjoyed this book...easy listen and easy mystery. performance was good...Therese Plummer has a pleasant voice and accent.

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    N. Grim 09-10-17
    N. Grim 09-10-17
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    "An exciting thriller that kept me up way past my bedtime."

    I've read and loved many of Kelley Armstrong's fantasy books. Now I can say I love her non-fantasy ones also. The characters are engaging and interesting without being too quirky, which seems to be a trend right now. I look forward to the next Rockton book and can't wait to hear what happens with Casey and Eric next time.

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    kimberly U 09-08-17
    kimberly U 09-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    This is my second Kelley Armstrong book, she is by far the best suspense writer I have purchased.
    The best authors always reveal something to hint at the culprit but Kelley A literary kept me guessing , circling characters I Love making me want to distance myself from the character. Then she brings you back around to the beginning, clearing the debris and making you refocus! The Narrator is simply outstanding, I wish I could give more stars, every inflection & exhale just superb! Buy it you will not regret it!

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    Rosa Awad 08-08-17
    Rosa Awad 08-08-17
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    "Great book, only one issue.."

    The narrator continuously pronouncing "tuque" like "took" was distracting and aggravating... other than that, it's great listen.

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    "Loved it!"

    I hope the author continues this series. The author and narrator are wonderful! I love the unique idea they're based on. Worth a listen!

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    khrmom 07-11-17
    khrmom 07-11-17 Member Since 2008
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    "What a treat!"

    Loved the two books in the series so far - great storylines and characters. Can't wait for the third one to be released.

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