The buildup for the book’s publication has been nothing short of exciting:
The author is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter for her work on the film Letters from Iwo Jima
Three starred pre-publication reviews (Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal)
An IndieNext Pick for January as Selected by independent booksellers across the country
A fun teaser trailer for the book that I thought you might like to check out:
PRAISE FOR CITY UNDER ONE ROOF:
“Heralds the arrival of a major new talent.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
“An offbeat, sharply written thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
“The claustrophobic atmosphere in this unique one-building town, isolated by tunnels, weather, and secrets, builds a memorable debut crime novel.”—Library Journal, STARRED review
“Northern Exposure meets Dexter in this clever thriller in which an isolated community is rocked by a twisted murder, increasingly dark secrets and the terrifying knowledge that the people they always thought they knew are now the ones they should fear the most.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Step Too Far
“Iris Yamashita blasts into the world of crime fiction by doing something spectacular: introducing us to a totally unique location and sub-culture. A compulsive page-turner that’s both atmospheric and claustrophobic at the same time.”—C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shadows Reel
“CITY UNDER ONE ROOF is a gripping, unsettling and oppressive thriller that welcomes a wonderful new talent to the genre. Prepare to be quickly immersed in this dark and moody murder mystery.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing
“Electric and fast-paced, this debut thriller is a testament to Yamashita’s skills as a storyteller. There’s no escape from the isolated Alaska setting for either the murder investigator or the reader. I fell down the rabbit hole and couldn’t come out until I read the final page.”—Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of Clark and Division
“Iris Yamashita delivers! Compelling characters, clever plot twists, and a story that will chill you to your bones. CITY UNDER ONE ROOF is a must-read thriller.”–New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin
“A well-crafted novel, told through the eyes of three very different women, with a wonderfully claustrophobic and atmospheric background.”—Ann Cleeves, New York Times bestselling author of The Long Call and Vera Stanhope novels
ABOUT CITY UNDER ONE ROOF:
stranded detective tries to solve a murder in a tiny Alaskan town where
everyone lives in a single high-rise building, in this gripping debut
by an Academy Award–nominated screenwriter.
When a local teenager discovers a severed hand and foot washed up on the shore, Anchorage-based detective Cara Kennedy is called in to investigate.
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.
When Cara arrives, she discovers the folks of Point Mettier are as icy as the weather
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?"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
**PHOTO TAKEN FROM THE AUTHOR'S AMAZON PAGE**
Iris Yamashita is an Academy Award–nominated screenwriter for the movie Letters from Iwo Jima.
She has been working in Hollywood for fifteen years developing material for both film and streaming, has taught screenwriting at UCLA, and is an advocate of women and diversity in the entertainment industry.
She has also been a judge and mentor for various film and writing programs, and lives in California.Visit her online at: