The Deepest of Secrets – Kelley Armstrong

The town of Rockton is a secret town, tucked deep into the Canadian woods, far from civilization and prying eyes. You won’t find it on any map, you can’t spot it from the air.  Originally designed as a refuge of sorts for those in need, its members live largely off the grid, with backgrounds and secrets kept safe. Each individual has an assigned job, some essential, some not, and goods, services – and alcohol – are rationed, with extra credits that can be earned.  No one questions the histories of the others…until now…

Detective Casey Duncan & her boyfriend Sheriff Eric Dalton have been Rockton residents for a while now and things appear to be changing. The “Council” – the entity that oversees the town – has not allowed anyone to extend their scheduled stay in quite a while. The volume of new residents seeking asylum has dwindled, and amongst the remaining townspeople, the pervasive worry that the Council will be shutting them down is growing. 

Casey, Eric and a couple of friends are gathered together one evening when they are summoned to some trouble in the town square. As they arrive, they see a large sign that has been posted, detailing the alleged crime that led a deputy to Rockton, putting everyone on edge. In a place where secrets are supposed to be safe, someone suddenly seems determined to expose them all. 

Casey and Eric begin an investigation, but soon the body of a female Rockton resident is found – then another townsperson claims to have escaped a similar murder attempt. Meanwhile, the Council has indeed decided to close the town, leaving Casey & Eric in charge of the dismantling of what has become their sanctuary, as they try to unveil a murderer… 

This book is the 7th in a series, and until I visited the author’s website, I wasn’t aware that it was written as a final installment, although I have fervent hopes that the author will find a way to incorporate these characters into later projects.  I’ve grown quite fond of many of them and truly hate to think this is the last I’ll read of them.  A great series and a great premise in these crazy times of ours! 

I received this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Netgalley & St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an objective review.  Do you love to read?? Visit and start reviewing books today!!

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Hi there! I am Mel and I love to read!! My favorite genres are typically mystery/thriller, adventure/suspense and occasionally chick lit/romance stories (when the mystery/thrillers get to be too much, which isn't too often!) I have just started to write reviews for Amazon, Goodreads and this blog, although I am a novice to blogging, so THIS is a work in progress - as you can see the reviews are numerous and the true blogs are few - I'll hopefully be improving on that as time goes on!! I'm looking to network, give some newer authors some exposure and to perhaps explore myself a bit in this whole process!! I am a critical care turned CDI nurse, recently transplanted to coastal Florida, from New England. (Would love to assist with medical/hospital verbiage/scenes for authors!) I love a great cup (or pot) of coffee, day trips, visiting state parks and other nature made places, and exploring/photographing wildlife. And birds...I am a HUGE bird/nature nerd!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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