Saturday, March 31, 2018

This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong

Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Minatour Books
Date of publication: February 2018

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.

This Fallen Prey is the third book in the Rockton series. By far it is the most exciting and fast paced of the three in the series.  This time around, spring is coming and with it the council has sent a alleged serial killer to the settlement. The residents of Rockton are completely  unprepared for a killer like him, the situations becomes extremely chaotic after he has been there for a few days.  I will caution, I wouldn't say this does well as a stand alone.  I highly recommend you read the first two books, City of the Lost and A Darkness Absolute, before reading this one.  There is a lot of back story that you need for this book.

It's really hard to talk about this plot without giving away spoilers.  There are a few twists, one I totally didn't see coming.  I'm not sure there was ever break in the book as it starts with an airplane landing and doesn't stop until the end.  I loved every minute of the storyline.  I still love Casey and Eric together.  Their relationship gets a lot deeper as the series progresses.  The book ends on a cliffhanger of sorts.  That was frustrating and I can't wait for the next book! This is a great series and one I highly recommend!

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