City of the lost

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong (Minotaur Books, 2016)

I was under the mistaken impression that this was going to be a science fiction/fantasy novel. Now that I realize it was a “crime novel” all the focus on crime victims and detective sleuthing makes so much more sense.  The “city of the lost” is a small fictional town in Canada’s Yukon Territory where criminals go to escape from their pasts. The main character is a young woman detective with a criminal past who moves to the city and is hired to solve some murder cases. Of course several more murders occur, no one turns out to be who we think they are, there’s a side romance, and she eventually solves the case.

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