Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2018
I see Kelley Armstrong's name on a book and I start making assumptions, lots of them.... and I was so very wrong... The novel is, pardon me here, novel. It is not a tale of Werewolves, Witches, and Mediums.. this is not your standard urban fantasy buttercup
Yes, it starts in a city, full of the ugly that man does to woman. We are trapped in the whirlwind with Casey Duncan, a former rape survivor turned special victims unit detective. The demons she meets are both her own and man made. She lives an isolated life in the midst of the city. She has one close friend that she will do most anything for... even leave everything she knows.
Rockton is a place off the map. No cell phones, no tv, no internet. A place where the cash you bring in is useless. You work at labor the community needs and get paid in credits. A place where electricity is limited and chemical toilets are the norm. It is a place where a murder has happened and a detective is needed. Rockton is a place where you can change your name and not bring your past. It is a place where victims and criminals can begin again.
The intensity is brought by the balance, how do you investigate a murder without all the modern tools? And what do you do about what lives out in the dark woods?