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Hundreds of miles above Earth, the space station Ciudad de Cielo - The City in the Sky - is a beacon of hope for humanity's expansion into the stars. But not everyone aboard shares such noble ideals.
Bootlegging, booze, and prostitution form a lucrative underground economy for rival gangs, which the authorities are happy to turn a blind eye to until a disassembled corpse is found dancing in the micro-gravity.
In charge of the murder investigation is Nikki "Fix" Freeman, who is not thrilled to have Alice Blake, an uptight government goody-two-shoes, riding shotgun. As the bodies pile up, and the partners are forced to question their own memories, Nikki and Alice begin to realize that gang warfare may not be the only cause for the violence.
|Title||:||Places in the Darkness|
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November 13, 2017
The accomplished Chris Brookmyre gives us a taut suspense filled crime thriller through the medium of sci-fi. In a departure from his usual fare, he locates to a space station of the future, The City in the Sky (Ciudad de Cielo, CdC), where there has never been a murder, no children, and is the s...
December 29, 2017
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/28/...
I can never resist a good mystery in space! Chris Brookmyre blends the science fiction and thriller-suspense genres to give us Places in the Darkness, a gritty crime noir type story set hundreds of miles above Earth. Our st...
November 17, 2017
This novel is an excellent combination of the crime and science fiction genres. Our main characters are Nikki Freeman, otherwise known as Nikki Fixx, and Dr Alice Blake. Alice is travelling to Cuidad de Cielo (‘the City in the Sky’), otherwise known as CdC, on behalf of the Federation of National...
November 09, 2017
3.5 Stars Video Review: https://youtu.be/I8tQqJIxYO4
Places in the Darkness is a fantastic example of a genre crossover story. This book seamlessly blends together elements of science fiction and thrillers, will likely appeal to fans of books like Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty and Artemis by Andy Weir...
January 03, 2018
Absolutely brilliant - such a clever and involving science fiction crime thriller.
October 06, 2017
Been meaning to check out Brookmyre for a while and then saw this on Netgalley, so sure, why not, great, in fact. At least, on paper...as it were. I really liked the concept behind this, the space station miles and miles above us, built with two levels (just like it looks on the cover) as a sort...
December 10, 2017
Places in the Darkness is a Science Fiction Noir novel that tells the story about the first ever murder on the Ciudad de Cielo, a space station where people volunteer themselves to go work in the hopes of saving money and eventually returning to earth.
The first 100 pages of the novel are slow an...
November 23, 2017
I don't know why I forced myself to finish this. I thought surely there would be something eventually that made it all worth it, but nope. The characters were one dimensional, unlikeable and had no real growth. The mystery was boring and the reveal was anti-climatic. I pretty much skimmed at leas...
November 03, 2017
It's not you. It's me.
At least, that's what I tell myself to excuse the fact I couldn't finish the book. It had everything going for it- a compelling murder mystery set aboard a space station, a version of the closed room tale but set on a grander, futuristic scale. Perhaps it's the fact that Oct...
December 04, 2017
A bit of a slow starter that took me a while to get into but once it took off, it really took off. Tons of great questions on the nature of free will Vs post hoc rationalisation.