Author: Iris Yamashita
Series: Cara Kennedy #1
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 304
Date of Publication: January 10, 2023
My Rating: 4 Stars
A stranded detective tries to solve a murder in a tiny Alaskan town where everyone lives in a single high-rise building, in this gripping debut by an Academy Award–nominated screenwriter.
When a local teenager discovers a severed hand and foot washed up on the shore of the small town of Point Mettier, Alaska, Cara Kennedy is on the case. A detective from Anchorage, she has her own motives for investigating the possible murder in this isolated place, which can be accessed only by a tunnel.
After a blizzard causes the tunnel to close indefinitely, Cara is stuck among the odd and suspicious residents of the town—all 205 of whom live in the same high-rise building and are as icy as the weather. Cara teams up with Point Mettier police officer Joe Barkowski, but before long the investigation is upended by fearsome gang members from a nearby native village.
Haunted by her past, Cara soon discovers that everyone in this town has something to hide. Will she be able to unravel their secrets before she unravels?"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cara Kenndy approaches a very small village in Alaska when some body parts are found. The case seems to be unable to be solved quickly so she decides to head home. There is only one way out of the small town, and it is by means of a tunnel. However, there has been an avalanche and Cara is stuck for the foreseeable future.
It is a very unusual village that Cara is stuck in. Although her investigation takes her outside from time to time, every single resident in the small village lives in one all-inclusive building These residents never have to cope with weather or other issues, because their building has everything they need.
This atmospheric read introduces Cara in this new series by Iris Yamashita. She has experienced great trauma in her life and this affects her current actions. Then there is the fact that this mystery happens where the suspects are limited, especially when more than one of them appear to be hiding something.
City Under One Roof was an excellent read and I went right on to reading and loving Village in the Dark. I would like to continue to see Cara handle difficult cases, and love that some of the characters from the first book are in the second one.
Many thanks to and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.