Author: Kelly Armstrong
Series: Book Three in the Casey Duncan Series
Published By: Minotaur Books (February 6, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 5 Stars!
When Casey Duncan first arrived at Rockton, the off-the-grid, isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect. There are no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to become the town homicide detective. But, the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned. And she never thought that she'd have to be responsible for him.
The longer Oliver Brady stays in town, the more people seem to die around him. When evidence begins piling up that someone inside Rockton is working as his accomplice, Casey races to figure out who exactly Brady is and what crimes he's truly responsible for committing.
I've loved this series from the very first book, from the rawness of it right down to the crazy residents that reside in Rockton and after reading book three, I can say without a doubt, that this series is just getting even more awesome as it goes.
From a fast paced mystery to the slow burn of romance to the unusual setting and the even more unusual characters that make up Rockton, this series stand out and not only shines, but blinds.
I loved this latest installment even more than the others, and with five star ratings for the other two books, that is saying something.
Casey, Eric, Will, they are all just more that ever before. More fleshed out, more lovable, more crazy and even more outstanding. Mathias, Petra, Diana, Jacob, Val...heck all of the characters are just ones that are unforgettable and with that hint of never quite knowing who you can trust, this series is hard to put down and even harder to stop thinking about once you've picked it up. I simultaneously want to devour the books and make them last forever.
So very much happens in this. More backgrounds are revealed and exposed, more trust is broken, more friendships are made, and more than ever it is getting harder and harder to know the good guys from the bad guys.
And while the big mystery was solved at the end, even smaller ones are just beginning and are unraveling and that makes this installment even more exciting and even harder to wait for the next. Armstrong is one author that will continue to be on my auto-buy list and one I can continuously count on not to disappoint.
*All thoughts and opinion are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
I liked book one, I would be curious to read moreReplyDelete
They have all been so good, I think you will like them as well.Delete
OMG I have got to pick up this series already! 5 stars for a 3rd book is a really impressive feat. I love the sound of the characters, especially!ReplyDelete
It is so good Nick, in fact it is just getting better as it goes more in depth with the characters and then town.Delete
This series is definitely on my TBR. Sounds do good. lad you enjoyed this one!!ReplyDelete
Happy to hear that Grace and I hope you end up loving it as well. :DDelete
I haven't read her for a while but I think I should stat again.ReplyDelete
Oh do, she is such a great writer! I really have fallen in love with her work this past year.Delete
I never read her books before. I am liking how this one sounds. I may give her a try.ReplyDelete
Try her, her work really is so much fun. I haven't read anything by her yet that I haven't at least liked if not loved.Delete
I want to read this series...but I think I am in the middle of another of her series...unless I am thinking of the wrong author..darn...I need to go check goodreads now!ReplyDelete
LOL I hate it when I forget stuff like that. ;) Definitely try it. I still need to read her Women of the Otherworld series as well.Delete
I was a little worried this might be too predictable based on the blurb, but your review has thrown all those concerns to the wayside. Nice work, Ali!ReplyDelete
Thanks Tyler and this series is anything but predictable. It is always surprising me. ;)Delete
This sounds like it's right up my alley! I'm definitely going to be checking it out. Great review, definitely has me intrigued!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much and I do hope you check it out!!Delete
It's been soso long since I've read anything by this author so this series is new to me. I love fast paced mysteries and slow burn romances so you sold me there!ReplyDelete
I bet you really like this one then!Delete
Holy Cow this looks good Kindlemom, I guess I've been living under a rock because I haven't seen these books and it sounds like they should be read in order. Right?ReplyDelete
Check it out Debbie, I think you will like it!Delete
Ooh you got this one! I can't WAIT to read it!! I love the part too about getting harder to tell the good guys from the bad.ReplyDelete
I think you're going to love it as well. ;)Delete
Haven't read anything from this series yet, but my! I am loving the sound of this one. Need to check it out!ReplyDelete
Vanessa @ Blushing Geek
It really is so much fun.Delete
That actually sounds like it would be a good read. Thanks for the great review.ReplyDelete
I need to read this one. It has been far too long since I read a Kelley Armstrong book. I love her writing and I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Sounds like a great mystery.ReplyDelete
I really do love her writing too, she is quickly becoming in my top ten favorite authors.Delete
Yay for it being so good and getting you excited. It's been so long since I've read one of hers. Ah!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad I started, I really want to start her Otherworld series now too.Delete
I'm not going to read your review until I write mine, but I just finished this one last night and LOVED it!! My rating is 5 stars, too! My goodness this series is just getting better! :)ReplyDelete
Yay so excited to hear that and I couldn't agree more!Delete
You are so right! You never know who to trust here except Eric and Casey! Loved them together! Man, I was on the edge of my seat! I agree the series is just getting better with every installment! Can't wait for the next book! :)ReplyDelete
I think that is what I love most about it! That shadow of doubt that is always around everyone!Delete