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This fallen prey, Kelley Armstrong

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This fallen prey
Title
This fallen prey
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Kelley Armstrong
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eng
Summary
  • When Casey first arrived at the off-the-grid town, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect, with 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 be the homicide detective on two separate cases or to begin a romantic relationship with her boss
  • The off-the-grid town of Rockton is an isolated community in Canada, built as a haven for people running from their pasts. There's no mobile phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. Casey Duncan has been put in charge of Oliver Brady, a dangerous criminal, but the council doesn't have a plan to keep him imprisoned. The longer Brady stays in town, the more people seem to die around him. Evidence indicates that someone inside Rockton is working as his accomplice. Now Casey must figure out who exactly Brady is-- and what crimes he's truly responsible for committing
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Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
Review
  • The third Rockton novel is perhaps the best yet. Readers unfamiliar with Rockton, a very small town in the Yukon, need to know that, technically, it doesn’t exist. Rockton was built as a hideaway for people who need to escape from their lives for a while; it has almost no electricity, no internet, no modern conveniences (well, very few). Its residents, including homicide cop Casey Duncan, have something to hide. There’s not much in the way of crime in Rockton—people mostly keep to themselves—but, when the council decides to allow accused serial killer Oliver Brady to come to town, Casey fears the worst. And when a sniper apparently takes a shot at the new arrival, using a rifle out of the town’s own armory, she wonders: Is someone in Rockton trying to kill Brady, or is someone working with Brady to take out the town’s other residents? Brady’s continued protests that he’s innocent only serve to muddy the waters. A crisply written thriller that keeps readers guessing, much in the manner of Adam Sternbergh’s The Blinds (2017). -- Pitt, David (Reviewed 1/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 9, p50)
  • 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. Agent: Helen Heller, Helen Heller Agency (Canada). (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/18/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 52, p)
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Armstrong, Kelley
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no index present
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novels
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Series statement
A Rockton novel
Series volume
0003
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  • Suspense fiction
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Small cities
  • Murder
  • Women detectives
  • Canada
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This fallen prey, Kelley Armstrong
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Sequel to: A darkness absolute
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000060873724
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781250159892
Lccn
2017041314
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)983823888
Label
This fallen prey, Kelley Armstrong
Link
http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=125015989X&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=f203fc280a1970bfa9255aad12886119fec8f514e492871d2020ed9283f6505c&ectype=MOREINFO
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: A darkness absolute
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060873724
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781250159892
Lccn
2017041314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983823888

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