This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong

February 5th, 2018 Kimberly Review 38 Comments

5th Feb
This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
This Fallen Prey
by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Casey Duncan #3
Genres: Suspense Thriller
Source: Publisher
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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.

SUSPENSE thriller Small-town Book Series 2018 Fave

This Fallen Prey returns us to the remote town of Rockton, in Kelley Armstrong’s gripping Casey Duncan suspense series. Sheriff Eric Dalton and Detective Casey Duncan have their hands full when the Council has them babysitting a serial killer. Twists and non-stop danger had me reading into the wee hours.

While one could technically argue that each book in the Casey Duncan series contains a case/mystery/problem that is resolved I would strongly recommend starting from the beginning. World-building, character relationships and an overall storyline allow for connections, create tension, and well let’s face it, Armstrong has created a brilliant and addictive series.

Protecting a small secluded town that depends on the collective resources of its residents is complicated enough, but Sheriff Eric Dalton and Detective Casey Duncan will soon face their biggest threat yet. The council sends a new temporary resident. A charismatic serial killer, whom they are supposed to guard.

Oliver Brady arrived bound and gagged with a recommendation to keep him that way. Brady is soon protesting his innocence with an outlandish story. The arrival of Brady highlights just how closed off from society this remote town is. Having no choice but to adhere to the council’s wishes, they place Brady in their small holding cell and begin working on better accommodations. The story that unfolds was intense, with plenty of twists, and non-stop heart-pounding action.

I love that the townsfolk are a relative mystery, even to Eric and Casey as they try to solve events, look for co-conspirators and keep the town safe. It creates an edge in each of the books. You will come to love some and want to keep others in your peripheral vision. We continue to see a strengthening of the relationship between Casy and Eric. While there is a romance, the mysteries, murders, and danger are center stage. The romance and relationships serve to strengthen the stories.

This Fallen Prey was a brilliant installment that not only provided an engaging tale about Oliver Brady but allowed us to spend time in the woods surrounding Rockton. We get up close and personal with the Others, deep in the woods surrounding Rockton. This encounter was downright chilling. Armstrong has a diabolical mind, and I loved every moment of it. We meet a council member, see death and become caught up in a wicked game of cat and mouse.

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38 Responses to “This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong”

  1. Daniela Ark

    It seems Kelley Armstrong like small towns setting. Suspense is so intense in small towns. I really need to read Armstrong! She writes so many genres I really don’t know where I should start! What is your favorite genre of her Kim? Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers, Are her YA books good too?

    • Kimberly

      She does and the remoteness of Rockton and its reason for being created add to the suspense. I like them all Daniela, but fantasy and adult suspense have been rocking for her lately. Not tried her YA, well no that is a lie I did start one series, but prefer her adult books or at least crossover books.

    • Kimberly

      I always thought it would be nice to live somewhere remote, but I love my wi-fi, A/C and such. This is a great series, Suzanne.

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I have several books by this author in my TBR but have not read any of them! I really love the sound of this series and the more suspense elements to it. I need to go find the first book in this series. There’s a distinct chance I already have it!

    • Kimberly

      I loved the Cainsville series, but this is different more mystery/thriller in the romantic suspense genre.

  3. Ann Marie

    I hadn’t heard of this book but it looks fantastic! Reading about people living off the grid sounds interesting. I’m already suspicious of everyone because, really, who can live without a smartphone?? 😉

    • Kimberly

      The residents in this remote location are hiding from abusive spouses, mob bosses etc. They have a CB radio that puts them in touch with the council. For the most part, they are self-sufficient, and very little is brought in.

  4. Nick

    This is the third raving review I have read for this book this week and I must add this series to my TBR already. It sounds so wonderful and I love how much love you have for these characters and books.
    Fabulous review, Kim!

  5. kindlemom1

    Yes!! I adore this series with a passion. It is just everything I could ask for in a mystery. So glad you are loving it too Kim!

    • Kimberly

      I completely agree with you, Ali. The suspense, unknown factors and remote location just amp up the tension.

  6. Melliane

    I liked books 1 but I wasn’t that wowed so I don’t know about more but maybe I should try seeing your review about book 3

    • Kimberly

      The concept of the community is interesting. All of the townsfolk are in hiding from abusive spouses etc, but when money is involved things get twisted.