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In A Stranger in Town, the next riveting thriller from number one New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong, the paranoia increases - along with the stakes - as the town of Rockton tries to solve the latest mystery at their door.

Detective Casey Duncan has noticed fewer and fewer residents coming in to the hidden town of Rockton, and no extensions being granted. Her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, presumes it’s the natural flux of things, but Casey’s not so sure. It seems like something bigger is happening in the small town they call home.

When an injured hiker stumbles from the woods, someone who seems to have come to the Yukon for a wilderness vacation but instead is now fighting for her life, it’s all hands on deck. What - or who - attacked this woman, and why?

With the woman unconscious, and no leads, Casey and Eric don’t know where the threat is coming from. Plus, the residents of their deeply secretive town are uneasy with this stranger in their midst. Everyone in Rockton wants this mystery solved - and fast.

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

©2021 Kelley Armstrong (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Really entertaining series!

Stranger in Town

Is the sixth book in the Casey Duncan series. I’m sure it could be enjoyable as a standalone however I would suggest listening to the series in order for background. There is so much character history that would be missed that the reader wouldn’t get many of the details referenced. This series takes a little different perspective of the cop in a small town mystery.
In this book some old questions involving the “Hostiles” are solved. Where they originated and how they got to be the way they are. It all begins with the murder of a group of tourists from Denmark.
And it looks like Casey and Dalton may be starting their own town. The council hasn’t been sending any new people for a while. The question is does the council plan to shut this town down and begin anew in a new location with all new people. Casey and Dalton don’t plan to wait to find out.
Therese Plummer does a great job narrating.
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Another good one!

I found myself wanting to slow down not even an hour into the story just to make it last longer.

I love these books and this one is just as good and fast paced as the rest. I hope she continues this storyline!

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Never Disappoints

This is my absolute favorite series and only continues to get better and better. All characters major and minor are so expertly done. Each time I finish a book I cannot wait for the new installment. Bravo Kelley Armstrong

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We get a few answers this time around


Many of you know I'm mainly read Indie authors these days. But there are still a few mainstream ones that I purchase without a second thought and without reading any of the synopses. Well Kelly Armstrong is one of them. 

There are also books I prefer the audio to the actual because the narrator does such an amount job bring the book to life for me. 

The Casey Duncan Series is that 100% Kelly's writing never dispoints and Therese narrating never let's me down.

In Rockton nothing is as it seems, and no one is who they seem. Besides the murder there is also underlying mysteries going on.  In this installment we get many answers to the ongoing questions that have plagued us and teased us throughout the series.  

I give both the story and narrating 5 stars  and will wait in anticipation for the next mystery of Rockton. 


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Amazing!!!

I loved #6!!! I also love it leaves off for #7!!! i can not wait!!

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Another excellent installment! Love this series!

Rockton is a secret, off-the-grid town in the Yukon. A place formed for those on the run from danger as a refuge. An abusive husband, a stalker, unfair conviction? Rockton is your place to hide until the dust settles. Supposedly, inhabitants are vetted so that no violent criminals are allowed in, but in the past books we’ve learned that this isn’t true.

The series is best read in order, and as this is the sixth installment reading on in my review would give spoilers if you haven’t the previous books.

I think the book description is a bit misleading as it suggests that the plot revolves around Rockton being dismantled and Casey and Eric working at a solution. While that is an issue, it’s not revealed/focused on until late in the story. The plot, IMO, was more centered on the injured hiker, her companions and how their attack came about. Is this another aggression from the Hostiles? Edwin (from the First Settlement) flings blame about and wants action. An arrival from the council in the thick of things adds another interesting dimension to the story.

There’s a lot of plot threads here and it was interesting to see how they all connect. As usual, my attention was captured and held fast right from the beginning! Of course, Eric and Casey are the heart of the story, but there are so many interesting side characters! Casey’s sister April, the brilliant on-the-spectrum doctor, Sebastian the young, dangerous sociopath (who I’ve become real fond of!), Petra, Isabel and Phil. Felicity, Edwin’s granddaughter and probable successor, and Mathias. All the animals, tame and wild.

Rockton/Casey Duncan series’ is one of my very favorites! Casey is smart, always weighing her next move to get the desired outcome. Her analytical, forward thinking makes her perfectly suited to the position of Detective in the town of Rockton. Good thing, as she needs all her wits about her to deal with all the personalities of Rockton and its Council, the Settlements, and the Hostiles! After six books, the series still manages to be riveting, keeping me on the edge of my seat at every twist and turn! I loved how everyone came together at the end! I can’t wait until the next installment!

I read an e-copy, but I’ve already purchased the audio to re-read *listen* to with my husband. He’s a big fan as well, and we’ve listened to every installment on road trips together. Therese Plummer is such a fantastic narrator! She makes the characters and story come to life! Update: The audio was fantastic! I listened at my normal 1.5x

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so good

oh oh oh oh oh this one's fast paced and action and mystery around every corner don't good laughs too and that ending COME ON 😂 I NEED TO KNOW!!!!

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Pronunciation Issues

I really do love Thérèse's performance on all books in this series, however the constant mispronunciation of Newfoundland (she pronounces it "New Finland") makes me cringe. Also, her pronunciation of the word Français as "Francois" was a little disconcerting, especially given her name. Picky, I know, but she is supposed to be a professional.

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Wow!

love the twists and turns. Just when I think I know what's going on, BOOM, plot twist. Everything is believable and makes sense. Edge of my seat, highly recommend!!

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Another great novel!!

I became a fast fan of the Rockton series and Kelley Armstrong has yet to disappoint! Fantastic installment on this wild ride, and as always, I cannot wait to see what happens next. Very well done - both the writing and the narration!