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A Stranger in Town

A Stranger in Town

A Rockton Novel

Casey Duncan Novels (Volume 6)

Kelley Armstrong

Minotaur Books

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In the next riveting thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, the paranoia increases – along with the stakes – as the town of Rockton tries to solve the latest mystery at their door.

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.

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As we hitch our horses to a lodgepole pine, shouts and laughter float over on the night breeze. Teenagers partying in the forest. At their age, I’d longed to be invited to a party like the one we hear. I didn’t yearn for...

Praise for A Stranger in Town

Praise for A Stranger in Town

“Armstrong’s unique setting and clever premise play pivotal roles in this multifaceted mystery, which satisfies as a self-contained puzzle and significantly advances the series’ arc. Abundant plot twists amplify tension, while poignant interactions between psychologically complex characters add heart and heft. Thriller fans seeking something different will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly

“Deeply mysterious and chillingly suspenseful.” —Booklist

Praise for The Rockton Novels

“Kelley Armstrong’s solid Casey Duncan Series… is turning into one of the best new finds of the decade . . . Slick plotting and good characters are hallmarks of this clever series." — The Globe and Mail

“Kelley Armstrong is incredible at writing atmosphere, and it’s on full display in her Casey Duncan series.” — Bustle

“There are small towns, and then there’s Rockton . . . The crimes they solve will keep readers guessing, while the remote setting adds to the suspense and heightens the sense of danger.” — BookBub

“Read one, and you will want to read the rest.” — BookPage

“Fans of the author who have not yet checked out the Rockton novels should do so, pronto.” — Booklist

“Fans of thrillers, small-town mysteries, and classic PI novels will be well pleased.” — Publishers Weekly

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Praise for A Stranger in Town

“Armstrong’s unique setting and clever premise play pivotal roles in this multifaceted mystery, which satisfies as a self-contained puzzle and significantly advances the series’ arc. Abundant plot twists amplify tension, while poignant interactions between psychologically complex characters add heart and heft. Thriller fans seeking something different will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly

“Deeply mysterious and chillingly suspenseful.” —Booklist

Praise for The Rockton Novels

“Kelley Armstrong’s solid Casey Duncan Series… is turning into one of the best new finds of the decade . . . Slick plotting and good characters are hallmarks of this clever series." — The Globe and Mail

“Kelley Armstrong is incredible at writing atmosphere, and it’s on full display in her Casey Duncan series.” — Bustle

“There are small towns, and then there’s Rockton . . . The crimes they solve will keep readers guessing, while the remote setting adds to the suspense and heightens the sense of danger.” — BookBub

“Read one, and you will want to read the rest.” — BookPage

“Fans of the author who have not yet checked out the Rockton novels should do so, pronto.” — Booklist

“Fans of thrillers, small-town mysteries, and classic PI novels will be well pleased.” — Publishers Weekly

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Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong graduated with a degree in psychology and then studied computer programming. Now she is a full-time writer and parent, and she lives with her husband and three children in rural Ontario, Canada. She is the author of the Rockton mystery series featuring Detective Casey Duncan, which begins with City of the Lost, and the novel Wherever She Goes. She is the editor of the young adult anthology Life Is Short and Then You Die.

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