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Title:
Watcher in the woods : a Rockton novel

A Rockton novel ;

Casey Duncan novels ;

Rockton novel.
Title:
Watcher in the woods : a Rockton novel
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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher Info:
New York : Minotaur Books, [2019]
Physical Description:
356 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
A Rockton novel ; book 4

Casey Duncan novels ; [book 4]

Rockton novel.
Abstract:
"The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home. When a US Marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents, but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister, smuggled into town to help with a medical emergency. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why someone would kill to keep him quiet--before the killer strikes again" -- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Summary

Watcher in the Woods is the next gripping installment of #1 bestselling Kelley Armstrong's riveting Casey Duncan series.

The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home.


When a US Marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents, but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister, smuggled into town to help with a medical emergency. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why someone would kill to keep him quiet--before the killer strikes again.


Author Notes

Kelley Armstrong is a Canadian author, primarily of fantasy works.

She has published twelve fantasy novels to date, most set in the world of Women of the Otherworld series, one crime fiction novel, and the Darkest Powers Trilogy. The latest novel in the Women of the Otherworld series is called Waking the Witch.

Her title Thirteen made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. The first book in The Age of Legends Trilogy, Sea of Shadows, made the New York Times bestseller list in April 2014.

(Publisher Provided) Kelley Armstrong was born in Ontario, Canada in 1968. She received a degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario and then started studying computer programming at Fanshawe College so she would have time to write. Her first novel, Bitten, was published in 2001. Her other works include the Darkest Powers trilogy, the Women of the Otherworld series, the Nadia Stafford series, Age of Legends series and Darkness Rising series. Her title's Thirteen and Sea of Shadows made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestseller Armstrong fuses smalltown mystery with highconcept thriller in her propulsive fourth Rockton novel (after 2018's This Fallen Prey). When U.S. marshal Mark Garcia arrives in Rockton hunting a dangerous fugitive whom he declines to name until caught, residents are understandably alarmed; the offgrid Canadian Yukon settlement is meant to be a sanctuary for those hoping to disappear. Det. Casey Duncan and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, order Garcia to leave, citing a lack of jurisdiction, but Garcia refuses. When a sniper shoots the marshal, Casey and Dalton must identify Garcia's target, solve his murder, and determine how he found the supposedly secret refuge-all before the U.S. government comes looking for their missing agent. Complicating matters is the fact that Casey and Dalton broke protocol to smuggle in an outsider-Casey's sister, April-just prior to Garcia's arrival. Casey's presenttense narration heightens tension, while colorful characters with checkered pasts add humor, intrigue, and heart. New readers and longtime fans will enjoy Armstrong's adrenalinefueled plot, which cleverly capitalizes upon her inventive series premise. Agent: Helen Heller, Helen Heller Agency (Canada). (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Armstrong's new Rockton novel begins almost immediately after the previous one, This Fallen Prey (2018), ended. In the hidden-away-somewhere-in-the-Yukon, off-the-grid town of Rockton, the place where people go when they need to disappear, a man's life is at risk from a gunshot wound. Casey Duncan, one of Rockton's three police officers, leaves town to bring back her estranged sister, April, a surgeon. While April is in Rockton (her presence there is a secret from nearly everyone), a U.S. marshal shows up, insisting that he be allowed to take one of the town's residents into custody. Soon the marshal is dead, and the suspect pool is not very deep: the town's residents and Casey's sister. Casey doesn't have much to go on, but she's determined to find out who wanted the man dead and why. The Rockton novels are fine blends of story, character, and setting. The town of Rockton is not merely window dressing, and its characters aren't superficially drawn. In fact, the two elements feed off one another, with the vividness of the place adding depth to the people who inhabit it.--David Pitt Copyright 2019 Booklist