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Alone in the Wild

A Rockton Thriller (City of the Lost 5)

by (author) Kelley Armstrong

Doubleday Canada
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
Crime, Thrillers, Suspense
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
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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.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong again delivers an engaging, tense thriller set in perhaps the most interesting town in all of contemporary crime fiction.

About the author

When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story began with the New York Times bestselling Sea of Shadows and continues with Empire of Night.

Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.

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Editorial Reviews

National Bestseller
Praise for Alone in the Wild:

"Fans of thrillers, small-town mysteries and classic PI novels will be well pleased." —Publishers Weekly
"Armstrong is an adept storyteller . . . who makes the rather out-there idea of a small, protected community full of people with things to hide seem not only plausible but entirely believable. Fans of the author who have not yet checked out the Rockton novels should do so, pronto." ―Booklist

"[An] engrossing thriller." —Shelf Awareness

Praise for Kelley Armstrong
"Armstrong is a talented and evocative writer who knows well how to balance the elements of good, suspenseful fiction, and her stories evoke poignancy, action, humour and suspense." —The Globe and Mail
"Kelley Armstrong has long been a favorite of mine." —Charlaine Harris
"[A] master of crime thrillers." —Kirkus Reviews
"Like Stephen King, who manages an under-the-covers, flashlight-in-face kind of storytelling without sounding ridiculous, Armstrong not only writes interesting page-turners, she has also achieved that unlikely goal, what all writers strive for: a genre of her own." —The Walrus
"Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite writers." —Karin Slaughter
"Kelley Armstrong is one of the purest storytellers Canada has produced in a long while." —National Post 

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