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Review: Alone in the Wild (Rockton #5) by Kelley Armstrong

Summary from Goodreads:

In #1 New York Times bestseller Kelley Armstrong’s latest thriller, the hidden town of Rockton is about to face a challenge none of them saw coming: a baby.

Every season in Rockton seems to bring a new challenge. At least that’s what Detective Casey Duncan has felt since she decided to call this place home. Between all the secretive residents, the sometimes-hostile settlers outside, and the surrounding wilderness, there’s always something to worry about.

While on a much needed camping vacation with her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, Casey hears a baby crying in the woods. The sound leads them to a tragic scene: a woman buried under the snow, murdered, a baby still alive in her arms.

A town that doesn’t let anyone in under the age of eighteen, Rockton must take care of its youngest resident yet while solving another murder and finding out where the baby came from – and whether she’s better off where she is.


I’m working my way through my unruly NetGalley TBR and decided I wanted to read Alone in the Wild, the fifth book in the Rockton series next! I’ve been a fan of this crime/wilderness series since I picked up the first novel from the library. I’ve been lucky and I have been able to get the majority of the series from NetGalley.

I found myself instantly connecting with the series again even after a year or so away from it. I flew through this book and enjoyed the reading experience. I do not gravitate toward crime fiction but for some reason I am a big fan of the Rockton series because it is a unique twist on the genre. I think Armstrong has done a good job of keeping the series fresh and I came away from it wanting even more stories set in this world.

My favorite aspect, besides the main romance, is the characters. I love our main character, Detective Casey Duncan and the well-written side characters. I also love the setting, Rockton is an interesting place and the atmosphere was well-done that I felt like I was there.

I recommend checking out the Rockton series. I forgot how much I enjoyed the series and loved the characters. I’m hoping to check out the 6th book in the series soon.


5 Stars Out of 5 Stars.


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