RELEASE DATE: February 07, 2017
THIS BOOK WAS SO INCREDIBLE!
Casey is comfortable. She has her sheriff-boyfriend Eric, her deputy-friend Andres, Isabel and other people that make her feel at home in the secret-settlement of Rockton.
Diana is still apart of the town, but they are cordial enough to each other that things aren’t too awkward.
It’s the middle of winter, and Casey and Andres have to track out into a snow storm to find a run away named Shawn Sutherland. It’s the second time he has run, but it is their responsibility to bring him back before he dies of frostbite.
It gets to be really late, and so they bunker down in a cave. They realize they are not alone and go to find that a long-lost settler, Nicole, is there. She had been presumed dead about a year ago, so it is shocking for all involved.
What’s more shocking is that she was kidnapped and brought there to use and be played with. They are fast to leave with her and bring her back to Rockton to get her back on her feet and healthy and safe; they are also fast to begin the hunt of bringing this mad-man to justice.
Casey then finds two more bodies in the same cave system as the one they found Nicole in. They have another murder in Rockton.
Or is it a settler? Someone not living in Rockton but living in the forest. It couldn’t be a hostile, someone who is more animal than human, could it?
This book is very fast paced and thrilling. Not only do we go on this hunt with Casey, but we also go along with her relationship with Eric. They run into a lot of bumps but they are sturdy. They are both not really experienced with this deep of a relationship so it is kind of cute.
The setting is wonderful. You have a town in the middle of a forest that no one knows about. Some of the people that make up the town are hiding from something deadly, and some are deadly people that paid their way in. All of that is secret though. You pick a new name and everything. You don’t know who is to trust and who to stay away from.
I absolutely love this series. As a fan of Kelley Armstrong, I as so excited that I got an ARC. Her writing is phenomenal and something that will grab your attention and not let go.