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This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
Narrator: Therese Plummer
Series: Rockton #3
Published by MacMillan on February 6, 2018
Length: 12 hours, 12 minutes
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In This Fallen Prey, the next installment of New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrongs thriller series, Casey Duncan is about to face her toughest job as police detective in Rockton yet.When Casey first arrived at the off-the-grid town, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect, with no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town councils approval. She certainly didnt expect to be the homicide detective on two separate cases or to begin a romantic relationship with her boss.
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 to keep others safe.Of course Oliver Brady claims he's being set up. But the longer Brady stays in town, the more things start to go wrong. When evidence comes to light that someone inside Rockton might be working as his accomplice, helping him to escape, Casey races to figure out who exactly Brady is and what crimes hes truly responsible for committing. In the next page-turning entry in Kelley Armstrongs gripping series, life in Rockton is about to get even more dangerous.
I was thrilled to be able to review This Fallen Prey. I love this Rockton series so, so much. The writing and world-building are excellent. The characters are developed and fascinating. The setting seems wild and scary and yet beautiful. The townspeople need to work together in order to provide for their rustic lives. Casey is coming to enjoy this lifestyle.
The council has increased its frustrating role by dropping off a prisoner in Rockton. They continue to threaten and belittle Eric, which is ridiculous since he keeps their venture going with some safety. I want to smack Phil upside the head, or maybe just take him out and shoot him. I do not like the bossy, sort of thinks-he-knows-everything Phil. Phil was in for a shock coming to Rockton.
I like the addition of Storm, but I am weary of Casey putting herself in danger to protect others. Yes, she is more trained and skilled. She ends up being abducted a bit much. However, when she runs off blindly after Storm, with enemies all around, it felt a bit TSTL. Poor Storm did have a rude awakening and much to learn with the continuous difficulties.
I really enjoyed getting to know more about Jacob. I was so worried for him, but he has been independent for awhile, so he can handle himself. He is just not as familiar with guns as intruders are. But he and Eric know these woods better than almost anyone.
Therese Plummer continues to be most pleasing, handling the voices well. She gives them the style and feeling I now expect. I listen at x1.25 for a comfortable pace.
There were many surprising twists and turns and the ending left things in a shocking state (to me). So there is much I want to know. These are people I have come to love. I fear it is another year until there is more. Highly Recommended.
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- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- 2018 New Release Challenge
- COYER Winter Switch