City Under One Roof

Books on Tape. Jan. 2023. 8:09 hrs. ISBN 9780593625903. $76. M
In Yamashita’s outstanding debut, Anchorage police detective Cara Kennedy investigates a possible murder in the desolate town of Point Mettier, Alaska, reachable only by boat or tunnel. Populated with unusual characters, the entire town exists in one building where Cara must stay while she investigates and waits out the storm that has stranded her. Past meets present as Cara recognizes similarities between the crime in Point Mettier and one that haunts her own past. Told through the alternating viewpoints of Cara, and town residents Amy and Lonnie, the town’s secrets are gradually revealed through unpredictable twists and turns that will keep the listener guessing until the very end. Readers Shannon Tyo, Anna Caputo, and Aspen Vincent bring the characters’ quirks and personalities to life with their superb narration. Their performances convey strong emotion and stirring empathy, drawing listeners into the heart of the story.
VERDICT Recommended to fans of Ruth Ware, Lucy Foley, and Tana French, this audiobook should be purchased for public libraries with an avid mystery fan base.
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