“Well-crafted...an insightful glimpse into the emotions and consequences of being a cancer survivor.”

–Publishers Weekly


“Smith’s New York is a real place and her story’s a good one, but her true superpower is her ability to unravel the messy intricacies of people’s interior lives. In Smith’s work—as in life—there are no minor characters.”

–SJ Rozan, Edgar-winning author of


“This compelling debut kept me up all night. Crime fiction fans, take note: newcomer Carrie Smith belongs at the top of your to-be-read pile!”

–New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub


Silent City grabs you from page one and doesn't let go. With a cast of characters whose conflicting interests come together in a seamless tapestry of dishonesty and deception, you'll be guessing until the tense conclusion of this incredibly taut tale. I can't wait to see what author Carrie Smith does next. She's got a new fan.”

–Maggie Barbieri, author of the Murder 101 Mysteries


“The story flows well, the mix of people is amazing, and greed and lust walk among them. Ms. Smith makes the story believable.”

—Long and Short Reviews


“Smith’s debut grabs you on the first page and makes you feel like you are right there in the middle of the action. The tension increases as the drama unfolds. It is well paced and will leave you anticipating her next book.”

—RT Book Reviews


“Claire is a smart protagonist. It’s tight, well-written and tracked beautifully. I think that readers of Linda Fairstein will enjoy Carrie’s work. She, like Linda, does a great job of describing the city.”



Smith's solid second mystery...tackles such sensitive subjects as alcoholism, rape, domestic violence, and bigotry...Smith writes with sensitivity and nuance.

–Publishers Weekly


“This well-crafted police procedural is recommended for admirers of Robin Burcell or Alafair Burke.”

–Library Journal


“Quick-moving plot... Enjoyable.”

–Kirkus Reviews


“Steadfast police work is the key to success in Smith's second...Characters are drawn with a detailed brush and mesh well with the superb plot.”

–RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars


“With the sure hand of a confident storyteller, the brilliant Carrie Smith creates a relatable, touching and contemporary take on the police procedural. Timely, heartbreaking, and compelling—Forgotten City is unforgettable.”

–Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark award winning author of Say No More


“...I loved it...I’m so happy that there is a third book on the horizon.”

–Dru Ann Love, Drubookmusing.com


“Carrie Smith’s writing style is extremely addictive—easy to read, short chapters, and wonderful dialogue. Reading Forgotten City is like sinking into your favorite easy chair for a lengthy discussion with a favorite friend.”

–Kristopher Zigorski, BOLO Books