Countdown to A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong with This Fallen Prey

Title: This Fallen Prey

Series: Rockton (Book 3)

Genre: Mystery, Horror


In This Fallen Prey, the next installment of New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s 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 council’s approval. She certainly didn’t 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 he’s truly responsible for committing.

In the next page-turning entry in Kelley Armstrong’s gripping series, life in Rockton is about to get even more dangerous.

This book on my third re-read was just as good, if not better than the first and it gets me even more excited for the thought of more. It also clarifies, in case you weren’t sure, that nothing is as it seems and don’t take anything for face value in Rockton. It’s also interesting to see more of what allows people to get into Rockton.

Moodboard for This Fallen Prey

This book is truly dark, in a way that the previous two books weren’t. Dealing with serial killers tends to cause that, I suppose, though thankfully I’ve never dealt with one.

The citizens of Rockton are really split down the middle and the conflict created some interesting plot points that had not been previously explored within this series.

There is some awesome character growth with some of the citizens, and parts of this book were just chilling. I found during this book I couldn’t trust what I thought I knew, and yet I love that.

And as always with Rockton, it’s best to stay within city limits. The twists and turns just serve to enhance the plot.

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