Forgotten City (Hardcover)
A Claire Codella Mystery
Crooked Lane Books, 9781629537672, 320pp.
Publication Date: December 13, 2016
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Broadway legend Lucy Merchant has tragically succumbed to early onset Alzheimer's. At age fifty-six, she's tucked away in the dementia care unit of the ultra-exclusive Manhattan care facility Park Manor. When she falls asleep and doesn't wake up, her billionaire husband is ready for the funeral, but her daughter demands an investigation.
Only three months back on the job after cancer treatment, Codella finds herself at the center of a high profile case nearly everyone—especially her lieutenant—wants to shut down. But the forensic evidence raises alarming questions and Codella needs answers. To find them, she will have to crack the defenses of slippery administrators, frightened caregivers, and unobliging family members, all while unlocking some of her own dark memories.
Forgotten City, Carrie Smith's gripping follow-up to Silent City, pits the unrelenting detective against a cast of diverse New Yorkers driven by their desires and ambitions and haunted by their pasts. But can she piece together the truth before the murderer kills again?
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Praise For Forgotten City: A Claire Codella Mystery…
WINNER OF THE 2017 KILLER NASHVILLE READERS’ CHOICE AWARD
"Timely, heartbreaking, and compelling—Forgotten City is unforgettable."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Say No More
" Solid…Smith writes with sensitivity and nuance."
"This well-crafted police procedural is recommended for admirers of Robin Burcell or Alafair Burke."
"Steadfast police work is the key to success in Smith’s second…[A] superb plot."
—RT Book Review, 4 Stars
"Claire Codella…is a terrific character with a rich, complex backstory. For readers who like police procedurals, this is a good one…A real page-turner. The writing is crisp and the story is solid."
—Seattle Book Review
"Forgotten City is…tailor made for readers who enjoy their procedurals and detective-centred mysteries brisk and intelligent…Tightly plotted, thoroughly engaging."
—Fab Book Reviews