A new spine-tingling thriller from the bestselling master of edge-of-your-seat stories.
When Casey Duncan first arrived at Rockton, the off-the-grid, isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect. There are no cell phones, no internet, no mail and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to become the town homicide detective. But, the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned. And she never thought that she'd have to be responsible for him.
The longer Oliver Brady stays in town, the more people seem to die around him. When evidence begins piling up that someone inside Rockton is working as his accomplice, Casey races to figure out who exactly Brady is and what crimes he's truly responsible for committing.
With dangerous secrets and heart-stopping twists, This Fallen Prey is Kelley Armstrong's most gripping thriller yet.
At the outset of bestseller Armstrong's gripping third novel set in the Canadian Yukon (after 2017's A Darkness Absolute), the council members who manage Rockton, the off-the-grid refuge for those needing to disappear, receives Oliver Brady, an accused murderer they've agreed to take in exchange for a large sum of money from a classified source. Unprepared to house a dangerous criminal, Rockton's residents scramble to build a facility to imprison him. But they're split on whether Brady is innocent and being mistreated, or a risk to others; riots, maybe even a lynching, threaten to erupt. When Brady escapes with the help of a town insider, he leaves a trail of carnage in his wake, and Det. Casey Butler and her boss, Eric Dalton, face difficult decisions and the perils of the wilderness in their effort to restore peace and security to Rockton. The empathetic central characters grapple with the nature of violence and the choices they're willing to make to protect loved ones. Armstrong delivers surprising twists and keeps readers guessing about who the next victim might be.
I just loved it!
I read it in a matter of days. The characters are so well developed I feel like I know them. I sacrifice hours of sleep to stay up reading any of Kelley Armstrong’s books. Favourite author by far!