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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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Awesome book! I love this series!

If you read the other books in this series you will love this one too. It’s just as good as the others. I’m worried it may be the last in the series just because of the ending. I hope not though.

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  • Sam
  • 2021-03-31

Another wonderful Rockton book

I love this series so much - I fear the day when it all comes to an end. All I want is to visit the Yukon now for a wilderness adventure. The narration is incredible and the writing, well I have been reading Kelley Armstrong since I was 11 years old and I’m now 24 so I think that says a lot about how much I admire and continue to love her work.

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so great

this series is amazing. definitely recommend to anyone who loves canada or a good mystery

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Another Terrific Rockton Book

Loved this latest Rockton story. I was totally enthralled. Kelley Armstrong knows how to bring her characters to life. Can't wait for the next in the series.

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I waited so long for this

Disappointing. It was another good rockton novel BUT it ended with a happy mystery solved! but didnt wrap up any of the other conflicts.

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amazing

I always love this series and I fell in love with it through audible... always delighted for this series ❤️

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When is the next book?

I truly can't wait for the next Rockton!!! Please let it be soon, these books, have become great companions.

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Smash Hit and great addition to the series

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.

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in love with this series

I can't wait for the next in this series. Great characters and narration. I especially love the dog!💖

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Highly Recommend

Yet another phenomenal addition to the Rockton Series. Always on the edge of my seat during these novels and as usual, Therese Plummer's ability to narrate such diverse and complex characters was on point! Already itching for the next book!!

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  • shelley
  • 2021-02-10

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.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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  • wmebk
  • 2021-02-12

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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  • Karen Cristalli
  • 2021-02-21

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-15

Amazing!!!

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

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  • Kiley Reed
  • 2021-04-14

Excellent series

I like these books. I’ve read many of her other series of books and this one is by far my favorite

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  • loretta
  • 2021-04-08

A Let Down

Was hoping to listen to another great book in the Casey Duncan Novels......although familiar residents popped up throughout the novel....the story line was heavily weighted in dead bodies, and minutia related to who and why these people were in the jungle......I never felt excited to "listen" to hear what was going to happen.....I just listened hoping it would get better....It didn't

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  • Katherine
  • 2021-03-26

Enjoying this series!

I really like this series and can't wait to read more! It will be interesting to see what develops for some of the secondary characters (Kenny/April) and how the team, as a whole, decides to move forward now that the intentions of the Council have become evident. It will certainly bring up new challenges i.e. fodder for future novels.

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  • Judy
  • 2021-03-14

Love!

This is one of my favorite series! The setting is different that most & that makes more interesting. I love the mystery of the different characters & how we learn more about them in each book.

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  • Joey
  • 2021-03-04

Wonderful!

Great story in the Rockton series! I can't wait for the next one. Therese Plummer does a wonderful job of narrating.

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  • Cindy
  • 2021-03-03

Great Series

I have read all the Rockton series! I agree with everyone that the books just keep getting better each time. Great narration and characters. Hope there will be another one.