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What is CK Reads?

CK Reads is a community-wide book club where everyone in Chatham-Kent is invited to read the same book. Through discussions and programs, CK Reads hopes to bring the community closer together through a shared love of reading. CK Reads will be entering it's third year in 2019. In 2018, over 400 people read "They Left Us Everything" by Plum Johnson. This year we are hoping that 425 people will read "City of the Lost" by Kelley Armstrong.

About the Book

It's a chilling mystery that you can disappear into!

"City of the Lost" book cover"Where would you go if you suddenly had to disappear? In her new bestselling thriller, City of the Lost , New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers us to Rockton, a secret little town in the far north where the hunted go to hide. And where a hunter has now come to play. 

Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. But that's not why she's on the run. Her best friend's ex has found Diana again, despite all Casey has done to protect her. And Diana has decided the only way she'll ever be safe is if she finds the mythical town she's heard of where people like her can go to hide. Turns out the town really exists, and will take Diana, but only if Casey, a talented young police detective, comes too. Imagine a hidden town, isolated in the Yukon wilderness, where everyone is pretending to be someone they're not. Even good people can get up to some very bad stuff. The laconic town sheriff dispenses his own frontier justice, but he's more accustomed to sobering up drunks in the horse trough, than attempting to solve the series of brutal murders that has rocked the town. As much as he hates it, he needs Casey. As for Casey, coming to the far North may have started out as a sacrifice she was willing to make for her best friend. But maybe, just maybe, she needs Rockton as much as the town needs her."-- Publisher.

Photo of Kelley ArmstrongAbout the Author 

"Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets." --

 "City of the Lost" is book one in Kelley's Rockton series. Book four "Watcher in the Woods" will be released this February. 

Rockton Series 

"Don’t look for Rockton on any map of the Yukon. This tiny, off-the-grid town doesn’t exist. Neither do the people in it. They’re all on the run from their pasts, needing a place where they can disappear for a few years.

Casey Butler has come to Rockton mostly to help her friend escape a brutal ex-husband…but Casey may also be fleeing a murder she didn’t quite get away with. And as she discovers, the town is in rather desperate need of a police detective, particularly one with homicide experience." --

Book 1: "City of the Lost"

"City of the Lost" book cover

Book 2: "A Darkness Absolute"

A Darkness Absolute Book Cover

Book 3: "This Fallen Prey"

This Fallen Prey book cover

Book 4: "Watcher in the Woods"

Watcher in the Woods book cover