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Alone in the Wild

City of the Lost, Book 5
Written by: Kelley Armstrong
Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Series: City of the Lost, Book 5
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In number one New York Times best seller Kelley Armstrong's latest thriller, the hidden town of Rockton is about to face a challenge none of them saw coming: a baby.

Every season in Rockton seems to bring a new challenge. At least that's what Detective Casey Duncan has felt since she decided to call this place home. Between all the secretive residents, the sometimes-hostile settlers outside, and the surrounding wilderness, there's always something to worry about.

While on a much needed camping vacation with her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, Casey hears a baby crying in the woods. The sound leads them to a tragic scene: a woman buried under the snow, murdered, a baby still alive in her arms.

A town that doesn't let anyone in under the age of 18, Rockton must take care of its youngest resident yet while solving another murder and finding out where the baby came from - and whether she's better off where she is.

Number one New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong again delivers an engaging, tense thriller set in perhaps the most interesting town in all of contemporary crime fiction.

©2020 Kelley Armstrong (P)2020 Doubleday Canada

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Patiently awaiting the next one!

I love this series, and can’t wait for the next one already! They always keep you on your toes right from the beginning. The narrator is excellent for this book as well.

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Rockton #5

If you are following this series this is a solid follow in the path set by previous novels. I have extremely enjoyed all of the books in this line, however I cannot yet vouch for books in other series or timelines/settings. Great for readers of Agatha Christie and closed room mysteries.

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Good, but not the best

I loved all previous books in the Rockton series but found this one to be not nearly as good. The story wasn’t very intriguing and it seemed to me to be a mere filler book to lead to a future instalment. I like it when all the characters are given attention and this book spent little time on the residents of Rockton and more on what might be in store for Casey and Dalton. Honestly....I was generous with my rating, simply because I loved the other books so much. If this had been the first book I read from this series, I would not have read any other.

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This series gets better and better

Therese Plummer did a fantastic job with the book, as she has with all of the others in the series. The story itself reminded me why I adore Kelley Armstrong. Her world-building is amazing, and I love that the characters in her series grow and develop from book to book.

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  • Libromatto
  • 2020-02-25

Love this series!

If you love dark, suspenseful novels with a mystery that’s satisfyingly solved in every book, and a bigger mystery that tantalizingly develops in each and every read, then you should be reading the Casey Duncan series. This time Casey and boyfriend sheriff Eric Dalton are on a winter camping trip. While playing with her dog Casey stumbles upon a dead body and a barely alive infant. Casey and Eric are determined to solve this mystery and return the infant to her family. No easy task but Casey never gives up. As the mystery unfolds we also learn more about the people that live in and around Rockton, a remote off the grid town that society knows nothing about and where your neighbour could be anyone good or bad.

This is the 5th instalment in the series and it’s just as great as the first. I hope this series doesn’t end anytime soon. Kelley Armstrong is an amazing writing and all of her books are a credit well used.

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  • Leah
  • 2020-02-17

Another Good One

She did it again.. she manages to keep this story exciting right through the whole series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one.