The Nitty Gritty…
I decided to listen to this novel because it sounded very intriguing with everyone in a tiny Alaskan town living in a single high-rise building. We’ve got a detective stranded in the town because of a snow storm, a severed hand and foot that’s washed ashore, and a host of interesting characters living in the building. People who have something to hide and a detective determined to find out what those secrets are. The audio is a little over eight hours and is narrated by Aspen Vincent, Shannon Tyo, and Anna Caputo. I haven’t listened to any of these narrators but I thought they did a fabulous job bringing this story alive. I would recommend this book for anyone looking to relax and enjoy a few hours listening or reading. I really enjoyed it!
Summary from Penguin Random House
ABOUT CITY UNDER ONE ROOF
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?
Review copy provided by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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