A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong

February 9th, 2021 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

9th Feb
A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong
A Stranger in Town
by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Casey Duncan #6
Genres: Suspense Thriller
Source: Publisher
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Detective Casey Duncan has noticed fewer and fewer residents coming in to the hidden town of Rockton, and no extensions being granted. Her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, presumes it’s the natural flux of things, but Casey’s not so sure. It seems like something bigger is happening in the small town they call home.

When an injured hiker stumbles from the woods, someone who seems to have come to the Yukon for a wilderness vacation but instead is now fighting for her life, it’s all hands on deck. What – or who – attacked this woman, and why?

With the woman unconscious, and no leads, Casey and Eric don’t know where the threat is coming from. Plus, the residents of their deeply secretive town are uneasy with this stranger in their midst. Everyone in Rockton wants this mystery solved – and fast.


A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong is a pivotal novel in the Casey Duncan series as the outside threatens the town of Rockton. Answers, suspense and a turning point will keep readers engrossed.

Since Casey arrived in Rockton, an off the grid town, nestled in the remote Yukon territory, she has questioned how the other settlers and Hostiles came to be. In this sixth installment of the series, we finally get answers. Answers that may change everything for the people of Rockton.

While each of the books could work as a standalone, I feel that character & relationship development along with the series arc demand that the series be read in the order of its release.

Eric and Casey make a trip out to the lake where they encounter an outsider who is badly injured. While they take her back to town under April’s care, they quickly realize she was part of a camping group. When they discover the rest of the party savagely murdered, trouble begins.

The tale that unfolds was suspenseful with twists and discoveries as Casey pieces together clues from the past. We gained some insight on a few secondary characters and learned more about the council and other settlers. I enjoyed gaining further insight into the town’s past.

The story was action packed, which left very little time for romantic development. Eric and Casey’s relationship has depth, and quiet moments showed the strengthening of their relationship. Casey begins to trust and confide in other town members.

Change is coming to Rockton, and I will be curious to see what direction Armstrong takes this series. All I can say for sure is that I am all in!

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10 Responses to “A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong”

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Wonderful review! I also thought it was more action-packed than relationship oriented. Although we did get some relationship progress between Casey and April, as well as connections with more of the groups other than those in Rockton. I am also all in for this series!

  2. Joyousreads

    I always find her books to be fast reads as her pace is break neck speed sometimes. I do enjoy them generally. I also need to catch up to this series! I only read the first book.

    Lovely review, Kimberly!