🎧 The Deepest of Secrets in Town by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong @tplummer76 @MinotaurBooks @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted February 15, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 20 Comments

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🎧 The Deepest of Secrets in Town by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong @tplummer76 @MinotaurBooks @MacmillanAudio  #LoveAudiobooksThe Deepest of Secrets by Kelley Armstrong
Narrator: Therese Plummer
Series: Rockton #7
Published by MacMillan Audio, Minotaur Books on February 15, 2022
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Format: Audiobook, eARC
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It’s not always easy to live in the hidden town of Rockton, something Detective Casey Duncan knows firsthand. Tucked away in the Yukon wilderness, the community survives―and thrives―because the residents' many secrets stay just that―secret.

But what happens when these secrets start to come out? Overnight, no one is safe. It’s not a question of if your secret will come out―but when.

Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, need to find the culprit while protecting those who have been thrust into the spotlight. For a place built on privacy and new beginnings, Rockton isn’t handling these revelations very well. People are turning on one another, and when one of the loudest complainers turns up barely alive, it's clear that their trickster is actually a murderer.

I have loved every one of the  Rockton series.  I would not try to read this as a standalone. The whole series is amazing and   I highly recommend them.  I listened to the whole series on audio, as I love Therese Plummer.

Rockton is built on all kinds of secrets.  The council has not shared with Eric or any residents the history of the people which has made Eric and Casey’s job more challenging as the council  sends more violent criminals.   Now they are derisive to Eric, Phil and those who deal with them,  and unhelpful, acting like every problem was the fault of Eric, Casey and their team.

In The Deepest of Secrets,  a resident decides to start collecting dirt on other residents to use as a form of blackmail to get his way on various things.  The first outed is Will.  It makes the situation so tricky.  His girlfriend breaks things off knowing the truth.  Will is honorable, but the town realizes that it isn’t only white collar criminals here.  The rumor mill goes wild and the murders begin.

I love watching Eric and Casey handling everything as honestly and safely to protect the residents, even if they don’t like them.  The council is providing no support and eventually admits they are going to shut down Rockton and they need to start planning the evacuation and tear down.  This causes some new issues for where some people will go if they like Rockton and didn’t want to go.

I am so proud of Eric and Casey and how they manage everything and sort the problems and the criminals.  The emotional toll of losing their homes is rough, but gives them an opportunity to start fresh in their own way.   The conclusion of this series is as amazing as the other books and very satisfying, although I hate to give up the characters and world.

Narration:

Therese Plummer has done exemplary work in  narrating this series.  She performs the characters and voices, male and female,  distinctly so I recognize then.  I have enjoyed her performance immensely.   I was able to listen at my normal  1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

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About Therese Plummer

Therese Plummer is an actor and voice over artist living and working in New York City. Favorite roles to date include TV: Rose Nerrick, The Good Wife, Andy in Law and Order SVU. Stage: Celebrity Row; New York Theatre Workshop, Under Tillage, The Irish Repertory Theatre. Off-off Broadway credits include The Vagina Monologues, Suzanne in Twilight of the Gold’s and Madeline in the Award Winning Samuel French Short play The Sweet Room. Comedy Credits include Improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and Stand-up at Caroline’s Comedy Club. Therese also performed her one woman show, Ribbons Undone, at the Here Arts Center.

Therese records audio books for Audible.com, Recorded Books and Talking Books, Inc. As an adolescent counselor, Therese spent five years utilizing Drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings before moving to New York. She shares a passion of creating, helping and entertaining and feels incredibly lucky to do all three.

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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Posted February 15, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 20 Comments


20 responses to “🎧 The Deepest of Secrets in Town by Kelley Armstrong

  1. I have loved this series from the beginning too, Anne! This did feel like it could be the conclusion of the series, and I was so sad about that, but I just read your comment on Sophia’s review and I’m thrilled we’ll be getting more stories! I usually have an e-ARC but I always buy the audio too because my husband loves this series too and so I end up doing a re-read by audio. Not that I’m complaining because I love doing a re-read with Therese! She is such an awesome performer! Fab review, Anne!