It’s Saturday and it’s a beautiful time to enjoy one’s life. What better way to do so, them to read a good book?
Sometimes, I wish I could escape to the Yukon, to Rockton, a place where you are secluded, know nothing about the world’s problems, and feel a sense of safety. Well, perhaps safety is not quite the proper word, if living in a town where most residents come from nefarious backgrounds and are there hiding out from those seeking to punish them, reside. For you see, Rockton houses those running from all sorts of goings on that would land them in jail, dead, or even worse. Even more sobering is the fact that there are many looking to deliver their just desserts to the residents.
We are back in Rockton once again in this third book of the series. Much has happened as it always does in this “quaint” little town. Our intrepid police are always prepared for any eventuality, but when a US Marshall finds the town, that is not on any map or GPS coordinate, something is wrong, very wrong. How did he find this town and who and what is he here for are some of the questions plaguing our police people, Casey and Dalton, want answers to. Adding to their woes, is Casey’s brilliant yet quite different sister, April, brought by them to the town to perform surgery on one of the townspeople who had been shot in the back. April and Casey have had not much of a sisterly relationship so we expect sparks to fly between the sisters.
All comes to a very surprising halt when the marshal is shot and dies. Who did this? Since this town is the place where many a law breaker resides, it could be anyone. Now Casey and Dalton are on the hook to find exactly who the murderer is and how all of this is tied together.
I found this to be the best book of the series as Ms Armstrong seems to have fallen into a comfort zone with her characters. It’s like she is writing about family and figuratively she is. I do recommend the entire series, but this book in particular is I feel the crowning jewel of the lot. An adventurous, gripping tale, making one truly like Casey and Dalton even more, this book is sure to make those who love adventure, murder, and mayhem quite happy to turn those pages.
Thank you to Kelly Armstrong, Minotaur Books and NetGally for a copy of this book.
This book is due to be published on February 5, 2019
and here’s the author
She has published thirty-one fantasy novels to date, thirteen in her Women of the Otherworld series, five in her Cainsville series, two in her Rockton series, three in her Darkest Powers series, three in her Darkness Rising trilogy and three in the Age of Legends series, and three stand-alone teen thrillers. She has also published three middle-grade fantasy novels in the Blackwell Pages trilogy, with co-author Melissa Marr. As well, she is the author of three crime novels, the Nadia Stafford trilogy. She has also written several serial novellas and short stories for the Otherworld series, some of which are available free from her website. (Wikipedia)