Audio: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong @tplummer76 @MacmillanAudio

Posted February 16, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

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Audio: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong @tplummer76 @MacmillanAudioThis Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
Narrator: Therese Plummer
Series: Rockton #3
Published by MacMillan on February 6, 2018
Genres: Mystery
Length: 12 hours, 12 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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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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About Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could
write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a
story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls
and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to
spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked
away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern
Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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I read all types of books but my favorites are urban fantasy and romantic suspense.I like some romance and some action / adventure / mystery in everything.I like sex in my books but please, only between TWO people.Intimate conversation is equally important to the sex in a book.It lets me see the characters.The other thing I enjoy is humor.

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge
  • COYER Winter Switch

Posted February 16, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments


4 responses to “Audio: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong

  1. Kelley Armstrong is one of the authors I really want to read a few more books by. I just need to find a good series of hers to just jump into

    • I think she is an excellent writer and where you “jump in” depends on your taste. This was perfect for me. I gravitate back to mystery / thriller when I’m tired of everything else. I never seem to tire of this genre. Of course, I like it to have a bit of humor and /or romance and this does.

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