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Fiction Police Procedural

The Deepest of Secrets

A Rockton Novel

by (author) Kelley Armstrong

Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Police Procedural
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    Dec 2022
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#1 New York Times bestseller Kelley Armstrong returns to the captivating town of Rockton in The Deepest of Secrets, the next installment in one of the most imaginative crime series on shelves today.
"This is a series that covers all the bases.” —St. Louis Post Dispatch
It’s not always easy to live in the hidden town of Rockton, something Detective Casey Duncan knows firsthand. Tucked away in the Yukon wilderness, the community survives—and thrives—because the residents' many secrets stay just that—secret.
But what happens when these secrets start to come out? Overnight, no one is safe. It’s not a question of if your secret will come out—but when.
Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, need to find the culprit while protecting those who have been thrust into the spotlight. For a place built on privacy and new beginnings, Rockton isn’t handling these revelations very well. People are turning on one another, and when one of the loudest complainers turns up barely alive, it's clear that their trickster is actually a murderer.
The threat of exposure is reaching its breaking point, and no one knows what’s going to happen next.

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

Praise for The Deepest of Secrets
“Armstrong delivers a solid mystery for fans.” —The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
“This town feels so real. . . [Armstrong’s] ability to really focus on character development makes a story like this feel alive, as if the reader is observing everything in person.” —BookTrib
“Explosive.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for the Rockton Novels
“Kelley Armstrong’s solid Casey Duncan Series… is turning into one of the best new finds of the decade." —The Globe and Mail
“As with the very best series in any genre, the real joy is revisiting people whose lives are still unfolding for us, in a place that feels remarkably real, yet not like anywhere we know….this is a series that covers all the bases.” —St. Louis Post Dispatch
"Thriller fans seeking something different will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly
“The town of Rockton is not merely window dressing, and its characters aren’t superficially drawn. In fact, two elements feed off one another, with the vividness of the place adding depth to the people who inhabit it.” —Booklist
"The town of Rockton’s strong, atmospheric presence will interest readers of Armstrong’s Cainsville series and appeal to new readers, particularly fans of C.J. Box." —Library Journal
“Armstrong has created a unique milieu for setting her suspense novels, which is no easy task nowadays. Read one, and you will want to read the rest.” — BookPage

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