Detective Casey Duncan needs her sister's help. April, her
sister, is a neuroscientist who consults on neurosurgery and
Casey knows that Rockton needs her help if one of their own
is to survive. Unfortunately, that's not the only issue
that Casey and the sheriff, Eric Dalton, are facing. A US
Marshal has somehow uncovered their hidden town and
demanding they turn over a resident to him. Before Casey and
Dalton can find out who the Marshal wants, the Marshal is
killed. Everyone has secrets in Rockton, but who is hiding a
secret that would justify killing a US Marshal?
WATCHER IN THE WOODS is the fourth book in the Rockton
series and is best appreciated in the context of the series
as a whole. No one in Rockton is ever what they seem, and
WATCHER IN THE WOODS only shows us further just how true
this is. We are continuing to meet some of the residents,
even as we learn more about the residents we've already met
in prior books. Little by little, secrets are revealed.
Rockton is a unique setting, one that makes this thriller
stand out all the more. Kelley Armstrong has carefully
crafted a modern-day version of the old frontier in Rockton.
I love that Kelley Armstrong's world isn't static, but
instead, we're seeing the layers beneath the surface. The
landscape of what we thought we knew about Rockton is now in
flux as new situations demand changes to be implemented.
I can't talk about WATCHER IN THE WOODS without mentioning
what an interesting addition April is to the series. I love
that Kelley Armstrong took some risks with her character. I
don't want to say too much due to spoilers, but we're
definitely getting a better picture of Casey's life before
coming to Rockton.
WATCHER IN THE WOODS is a fascinating thriller as Kelley
Armstrong keeps us on our toes. I love the suspense and
intrigue as every twist and turn provides just as many
questions as it does answers. Even the council itself is
changing, and I am intrigued to see where these changes will
all lead. The Rockton
series is one of my favorites and I can't wait to see what
Kelley Armstrong has in store for us next!
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 quietâ€”before the killer