Review: Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong

Posted March 9, 2019 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong
Watcher in the Woods
by Kelley Armstrong

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 12th 2019
Series: Rockton #4
Published by Doubleday Canada
Format: eBook
 

Recommended Read!

“If you want something that will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you guessing until the end, then you need to give this series a try.”
~ Under the Covers

With a town like Rockton, trouble is inevitable. The towns residents are all there to escape either because they are the victim of a crime, or they’re the criminal. So, when a man claiming to be a U.S. Marshall finds Rockton and says he’s looking for a dangerous fugitive…it’s possible. But Casey and Sheriff Dalton don’t quite believe him, his presence raises more questions than answers. Then he is murdered before identifying who he is looking for. With a town full of secrets and hidden pasts, finding suspects is easy. But, they need to figure out who would go as far as murder to keep their secrets buried.

If you are after a series full of intrigue, danger and atmosphere then you don’t need to look any further than the Rockton series by Kelley Armstrong. Set in a purposefully isolated location where man is only just holding off the wild and populated by characters with murky pasts, each book gives you an atmospheric tale where nothing is quite what it appears. Add in a romance between Casey our detective and Sheriff Dalton, a man born and raised in the town then this makes it one of my favourite series.

Like the other books in this series you can expect an intriguing mystery, where you can never quite land on who you think may be responsible. There are too many possibilities. And, as the relationships between characters continue to develop and grow in complexity it just makes it harder to guess. I confess, Armstrong kept me going right until the moment of reveal with this book.

But, as much as I loved the case this book focuses on, what had me glued to the page was the ongoing story of the conflict between those that live in the town and the Council, the people who finance and run the town. More is revealed in this book and I can’t wait to see where Armstrong goes with this. Another aspect of this book that I enjoyed was the exploration of Casey’s relationship with her sister April, who makes an appearance in this book. Although we know a lot of Casey’s past and what has brought her to Rockton, it was interesting seeing certain events in Casey’s life as seen through the eyes of her sister. It gave a whole new perspective, not just to the reader, but to Casey as well.

Another great book in this series, it’s a fantastic thriller with a dash or romance. If you want something that will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you guessing until the end, then you need to give this series a try. spacer

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About Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I cannot wait to read this! Great review!

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Thanks for the review.

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Sounds good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Suzanne