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A Darkness Absolute: A Novel (Casey Duncan Novels) by [Armstrong, Kelley]
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“This sequel to City of the Lost is, simply, terrific. . . . Kelley Armstrong’s plot is complex and shows why Casey Duncan is a detective to watch.” —Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

“Kelley Armstrong follows up City of the Lost with . . . more page-turning suspense.” —49th Shelf


“A locked-room mystery on steroids; readers should prepare for an all-nighter to finish it.”

“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 arcsreveals, secrets and betrayalselevated 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 pileNow-ish.” —Jennie’s Nails and Tales (blog) 


“Like Stephen King, who manages an under-the-covers, flashlight-in-face kind of storytelling without sounding ridiculous, Armstrong not only writes interesting page-turners, she has also achieved that unlikely goal, what all writers strive for: a genre of her own.” —The Walrus

Kelley Armstrong is one of the purest storytellers Canada has produced in a long while. Her Otherworld saga of twelve books spun a complicated paranormal web featuring unforgettable characters contending with blazing sexual tension and deep primal fears, while her young adult fare mined similar territory for teens.” —Sarah Weinman, National Post

“Nobody comingles genres like . . . Kelley Armstrong. A bushel of fantasy, a peck of crime, a dash of romance, and you have a recipe for a bestseller.” —The Globe and Mail 

“Armstrong has created a persuasive, finely detailed otherworldly cosmology—featuring sorcery, astral projection, spells, telepathy and teleportation—that meshes perfectly with the more humdrum world of interstate highways and cable news bulletins.” —Quill & Quire
“Mesmerizing . . . the ‘other-worldly’ atmosphere conjured up by Armstrong begins to seem strangely real. Armstrong is a talented and original writer whose inventiveness and sense of the bizarre is arresting.” —London Free Press
“Long before American author Stephenie Meyer came on the scene—four years before, to be precise—Canadian fantasy novelist Kelley Armstrong began paving the way with Women of the Otherworld.” —Winnipeg Free Press

“Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourite writers.” —Karin Slaughter

“Kelley Armstrong will never disappoint. . . . [O]ne of the queens of the genre.” —

About the Author

KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the internationally bestselling author of the thirteen-book Women of the Otherworld series, the Nadia Stafford crime novels and a quintet of novels set in the fictional town of Cainsville, Illinois, which so far includes Omens, Visions, Deceptions and Betrayals. The first novel in her new thriller series, City of the Lost, was a number one national bestseller.  She lives in rural Ontario. @KelleyArmstrong |

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  • File Size: 1573 KB
  • Print Length: 397 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (February 7, 2017)
  • Publication Date: February 7, 2017
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,170 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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