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Smash Hit and great addition to the series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2021-02-21

I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to Rockton series.

This book picks up shortly after the end of its predecessor with Casey and Eric meeting up with Cedra, Baptiste and Felicity from the first settlement.

I love how Armstrong is able to fully draw you into the work immediately. There is no waiting for that inciting incident to set the action in motion. In #astrangerintown this begins with a scream and a crash as a person flies out of the bush and collapses in the snow.

Bloody and obviously wounded, the person poses no immediate threat and so Casey and Eric immediately jump in to help. Problem is this person, a woman, doesn't speak English.

Making a choice to save her life, Casey brings her back to Rockton to her sister April for help.

With a help of a new resident, who just so happens to speak the tourists language, Casey and Eric find more bodies, and then even more bodies.

The obvious suspects are the Hostiles but Casey senses there's more to it and Armstrong delivers on the promise of more mystery and suspense as the novel progresses.

Each book in the Rockton series can be read as a standalone as Kelley Armstrong does a good job of recapping the important plot points in each novel however, a newcomer to this series may find the complex plot of A Stranger in Town a bit difficult to follow without the depth of understanding that comes from reading previous installments.

A powerful action narrative filled with just the right amount of suspense; this book ticked all the boxes I expect when nearing the end of a series. Armstrong was contracted for seven books in this series and with one left to write I was curious how she would tie up all the #looseends.

I cackled when Edward, the manipulative leader of the First Settlement, receives his comeuppance. I held my breath during the grizzly incident and was thrilled to finally learn about the origins of the Hostiles and where exactly they came from.

I cannot wait to get into book seven when it's released and as I mostly consume my books in an audiobook format as of late, must give a huge round of applause to Therese Plummer for her incredible narration of this series. Her voice perfectly embodies the image of Casey that I carry in my head and her delivery of the series has been nothing short of extraordinary.

As always, I recommend to begin at the beginning and start with Book One, City of the Lost to really immerse yourself in the town of Rockton and get to know the residents and enjoy this installment.

TikTok Brought Me Here

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2021-01-27

But Prendergast and her vivid character building and story telling kept me here. Amazing sense of urgency and need. Fantastic narrative. Raven and Eighth are incredibly deep characters, each with their own flaws and yet so beautifully written. 10/10. Can't wait to dig in to the sequel.

Not as thrilling as its counterparts

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-19

Bup thumbs up to Saskia for her french prononciations. atruggled alot with Jennifers in the Discovery of Witches.

Story wise, its not as captivating as a hat came before, but if you enjoy getting to know characters on a different level then you'll likely enjoy it.

Great Sequel

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-11

My only complaint is the french pronunciations as they weren't quite what thry should be. As a french speaker it was only thing that took me out of the story

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Great narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-05

One of my favourite series. Narration on point less some french pronunciations (i.e ta gool, is actually ta gueule pronounced ta yeu-l) that as a bilingual french speaker took away from my experience a little bit.

Therese Plummer needs to brush up on her Canadiana

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-12

as usual the story is fantastic but the narration could use some work with pronunciation of Canadian words.

its TWO-QUE not Tuk.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-09

I loved the narration overall but her proniunciation of Toque took me right out of the story.

I enjoyed this one just as much as the first novel. great story, riveting to listen to - mispronounced words aside.

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Interesting Concept but Surface Deep

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-15

I enjoyed the snippets of deep diving into questions but I feel like it really missed the mark in terms of investigative journalism. there were many interesting side stories that could have been elaborated on, been more interestingly questioned but the producers opted instead for shorter episodes.

I felt the journalist had a good timbre and tonal quality which made listening to him easy however there were moments I felt could have been genuine openings to a more sympathetic view of the adult industry that were instead given the token laugh and glossed over.

All in all, it was an interesting listen but I feel like it didn't do much to explore the adult industry's future and what it means to work in the adult industry nowadays.