Alone in the Wild
In #1 New York Times bestseller Kelley Armstrong's latest thriller, the hidden town of Rockton is about to face a challenge none of them saw coming: a baby.
Every season in Rockton seems to bring a new challenge. At least that's what Detective Casey Duncan has felt since she decided to call this place home. Between all the secretive residents, the sometimes-hostile sett...more
I’m officially back on board! After giving up on this series after 3 books, I honestly didn’t think I’d return to the secluded, locked down village of Rockton. Well gang, here I am! Once again visiting the land of dangerous criminals and those running for their lives.
Casey and Eric are taking some time away from Rockton. A vacation of sorts. Well, actually just a weekend camping trip. Ah, the serenity of the great outdoors. Or not! Casey stumbles across the body of a you ...more
In this outing Casey finds a dead woman, sheltering a very alive baby. Who the baby belongs to and who the dead women is, as well as who killer will set Eric, Casey and Storm on the hunt. We will see much more of the settlers, inside ...more
Rockton is the very small, extremely off the grid little town somewhere in the Yukon. It is protected from detection by advanced technology and from the impossibility that it actually e ...more
Rockton: It is an off the grid community in the Yukon where people who have deep dark secrets go to hide out in the Mountains. For better or worse, the residents are stuck with each other. Far from civilization and technology it is the perfect place to disappear.
Right about now, with what is going on in our world, Rockton kind of sounds like heaven.
In the Yukon however, things are never as peaceful as you’d like them to be. While out camping with Sheriff Eric Dalton, Casey Duncan hears ...more
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I'm all for the trend of paranormal romance authors switching to mysteries and thrillers. Rachel Caine's Stillhouse Lake series was amazing and Kelley Armstrong's Rockton series manages to be just as gritty and fun. My greatest wish is that the Ilona Andrews duo jumps on this bandwagon next... Can you imagine?
Anyway, ALONE IN THE WILD is the fifth book in the series and I didn't read the first four. #YOLO. Don't worry, though. They work ...more
Nothing. Nothing about this sounds remotely attractive. Not the dirt, wild animals, lack of electricity, lack of toilets, lack of internet, lack of cell phones, lack of grocery stores and restaurants and cars and Netflix.... again - nothing sounds fun about living in this environment. And, they are in the Yukon so it is also constantly snowing and they have that whole thing where it's sunny all the time half the ye ...more
This series is about an off-the-grid town in the Yukon, call ...more
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I adore this quirky little town with all it's quirky residents and most of all, the weird relationships and settlements that just simply work.
This might be a quiet little backwoods town but the residents themselves are anything but sleepy and still and the danger literally lurks around every corner. You just never know what you will get, who will show up next or even worse, who will be dead next.
Rockton is a very unusual town. You go there if you need an escape. You may be a criminal. You may be a ...more
This was fantastic! I have been a big fan of Kelley Armstrong's Rockton series for quite some time so I was pretty eager to get my grubby hands on this newest installment. I went into this book with extremely high expectations and I was not disappointed. This book grabbed my interest in the first few pages and never let go. I had an incredibly hard time setting the book down anytime life got in the way. I enjoyed every moment that I ...more
Casey and Eric are finally enjoying some down time, when of course trouble finds them - in the form of a dead woman in the snow, holding a baby. It's a new challenge for the pair, and for Rockton, and the search for the baby's mother quickly proves that the Yukon hasn't run out of problems to throw at them yet.
We get a lot of exposure to the other communitie ...more
Alone in the Wild is the fifth in the Rockton series by author Kelley Armstrong. Centering around the town of Rockton, a secret fortress hidden in the vast Yukon forest, it is a place for those who need or can afford extreme hiding. Some of its residents are victims, some are those who have commi ...more
Rockton is unknown to the general population, set up in the Yukon, off-the-grid, and a place formed for those on the run from danger. An abusive husband, a stalker, unfair conviction? Rockton is your place to hide until the dust settles. Supposedly inhabitants are vetted so that no violent criminals are allowed in, but in the past books we’ve learned that this isn’t true.
Eric, the Sherriff of Rockton and Casey, the town’s Homicide Detective are a close team working together to keep ord ...more
How could one hear a baby's cry in the woods of the inhospitabl ...more
The books take place in a remote part of the Yukon. The narrator is 32 year old detective Casey (1st person POV).
This book takes place six months after the end of the last book.
Kelley Armstrong is one of my most favorite authors. I love this series so much. So I was beyond excited to get to read Alone in the Wild.
The beginning of this book was so good. Casey and ...more
We learn a lot more about the groups of people who live in the woods. That can be a boost in the development of the story, but knowledge belays fear. Is there still something to fear from these people now?
There was a lot of sex in this book, including an old man from the woods coming to Rockton for that specific purpose and including Storm coming into heat. I understand the reasoning for presenting this. It’ ...more
It was so awesome to meet new characters outside of the settlement where the majority of this book takes place. It was great to get more info on the Hostiles and to learn about the second settlement.
Lots of interesting characters, and definitely some intense emotional moments.
My main complaint is that we don't know about what happened with 1: the hot tub, and 2: the other group heading towards Rockt ...more
The town of Rockton doesn’t allow anyone under the age of eighteen, so caring for an infant had its issues. Meanwhile, Casey and Eric need to find out what happened. Does this child have a family? Who killed the woman they found murdered?
The case takes them away from Rockton with only clues from the woman’s body. Asi ...more
I can’t say enough good things. Then again, I wouldn’t expect less. Kelley Armstrong is simply an amazing storyteller.
This has to be one of my favorite series ever. (Side note- Bitten has to be the best shifter book ever written and I’ve read a lot. The series is awesome too).
Back to this series. Three of my one click series released today. I had to choice between Casey Duncan, E ...more
I do think that, if you're unfamiliar with it, you should start with book one. There's a ton of explanation needed in order to truly understand our characters and our town.
That being said, if you're already a fan, you should love this.
The author does a good job of slightly expanding our world - we understand so much more about the settlements outside the town and very unusual people who live in them.
Also, I love Sebastian. I mean...eventually something crazy is goi ...more
Another shiver inducing and fast paced read from the Rockton Series. While many of the regular Rockton residents are in this book, it mostly takes place outside of Rockton. Casey and Eric have left town for a camping trip somewhere in the Yukon wild when Casey finds a murdered Wild Woman and a barely live baby. Camping trip cut short, they hustle back to town to figure this mess out.
And the search begins and takes them all through the wild ...more
While on a camping trip in the woods, Detective Casey Duncan stumbles across the body of a murdered woman half-buried in the snow with a crying baby in her arms. Soon Casey and her partner, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are on the trail of a vicious killer who has no qualms about leaving an innocent and helpless baby to freeze to death in the harsh winter of the Yukon.
In this latest installment in Armstrong's Rockton series, the murder investigation and search for the baby's pa ...more
In this latest novel by Armstrong, Alone in the Wild, she transports us back to Rockton, Yukon, a small community of fugitives and victims who suddenly find themselves discombobulated by the sudden presence of a newborn baby discovered outside their village in the arms of a murdered stranger.
The writing is descriptive and tight. The plot is tense, action-packed and full of exploration, community, surprises, suspects, hostility, savagery, deduction, ...more
This author has truly created a unique world with different factions battling to be top dog in the Yukon or at least to not look weak. We have the hostiles (wild people), the first settlement, the second settlement, various trappers and traders and Rockton.
We get to see and explore more of the outside world of the Yukon and there are characters added and they are given a lot mor ...more
Although I haven't read any of the previous novels in this series, I didn't find myself missing out on too much here - anything that had happened in a previous book was explained in enough context so the reader can just pick up on everything they may have forgotten or missed out on, like me. The writing is really great, I love the style and the way Kelley brought us along on this journey to find who did it, and why. The pacing was well, and kept my interest piqued throughout the story!
I will ...more
I felt like this one was intended to address unanswered questions and to set the reader up for the next instalment. Fingers crossed that the next Rockton book will, once again knock our socks off!
Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a ...more