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Murder at Haven's Rock

The first book in Kelley Armstrong's spinoff from her Rockton series come out of the gate strong!

Read This: Murder at Haven's Rock by NYT Bestselling author Kelley Armstrong. This is the first book in her new Rockton Novels spinoff series, Haven's Rock, which picks up after the Rockton books and sees some of the characters from that series getting a fresh start in a new town.

Haven's Rock is a town under construction deep in the Yukon wilderness of Canada. Casey and her Sheriff husband Eric met at Rockton and are now helping settle Haven's Rock. It's a place for people to disappear or get a fresh start after being on the run. One rule, though--do not go into the forest. But two people break the rule and go missing. Casey and Eric investigate, leading to the discovery of the body of a murdered woman.

Armstrong delivers a suspenseful and atmospheric procedural! Characters from Rockton combine with some colorful new ones (even if we can't be sure who can be trusted) for a series that feels both familiar and new. I am thrilled to read more of Casey, the strong female MC.

I love Armstrong's writing style, characters, world-building, and ability to keep the plot moving at a good pace while building a sense of foreboding and danger. Adventure-filled, I was on the edge of my seat and kept guessing on multiple fronts until the action-packed end! If you are a fan of procedurals, Kelley Armstrong, and her Rockton series, you will most definitely want to pick this up. It does not disappoint!

Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press Minotaur Books for the opportunity to review this ARC. I enjoyed it!

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New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's Rockton Novels had one of the most unique towns in crime fiction. Murder at Haven's Rock is a spinoff, a fresh start... with a few new dangers that threaten everything before it even begins.

Haven's Rock, Yukon. Population: 0

Deep in the Yukon wilderness, a town is being built. A place for people to disappear, a fresh start from a life on the run. Haven's Rock isn't the first town of this kind, something detective Casey Duncan and her husband, Sheriff Eric Dalton, know first-hand. They met in the original town of Rockton. But greed and deception led the couple to financing a new refuge for those in need. This time around, they get to decide which applicants are approved for residency.

There's only one rule in Haven's Rock: stay out of the forest. When two of the town's construction crew members break it and go missing, Casey and Eric are called in ahead of schedule to track them down. When a body is discovered, well-hidden with evidence of foul play, Casey and Eric must find out what happened to the dead woman, and locate those still missing. The longer Casey and Eric don't know what happened, the more danger everyone is in.

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