City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: City Under One Roof

Author: Iris Yamashita

Publisher: Berkley Books

Publish Date: January 10, 2023

Genre: Police Procedural

Series: Cara Kennedy #1

My Rating: 3/5

City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita


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?

City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita


A resident of a small, isolated Alaskan town finds severed body parts washed up on the town’s shore. Cara, a detective from Anchorage, is on the case.

City Under One Roof is the first book in the Cara Kennedy series. The town residents live in the same high-rise building. As Cara investigates, she learns all the residents are keeping secrets. Interesting characters in a unique setting.

An atmospheric debut novel. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Cara Kennedy series:
  1. City Under One Roof
  2. Village in the Dark

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