This Fallen Prey is the third book in the Casey Duncan series set in the wilds of Canada. Although I wasn't much taken with the first book City of the Lost, I liked A Darkness Absolute (second in the series) much better. The series has continued to grow on me. This Fallen Prey delivers another intense and action-filled experience. (I'm not sure why some times the protagonist is sometimes referred to as Casey Duncan and at others as Casey Butler.)
Rockton, small, secluded, and secret, lies deep in the Yukon, but officially, it doesn't exist at all. To gain admittance to the tiny town of Rockton, requires an application. Those who are accepted must be willing to live off-the-grid. No cell phones. No mail. No internet. Few conveniences.
To take advantage of this refuge, citizens must abandon everything about their old lives and become acquainted with a much more difficult and primitive life style that comes with different kinds of dangers.
As if things in Rockton are not challenging and perilous enough, the council, without forewarning, drop a dangerous serial killer in the town. Bound and gagged and accompanied by a letter with a detail of his crimes, Oliver Brady must be accommodated for six months. Brady's arrival upsets the town and its dynamics, both those who know of his crimes and those who don't.
Is Oliver Brady guilty of the crimes listed in the letter? Trouble begins immediately and quickly gets worse.
Fast paced and full of action, this one will keep you turning the pages.
Read in Oct.; blog review scheduled for Jan. 17, 2018.
NetGalley/St. Martin's Press
Suspense. Feb. 6, 2018. Print length: 368 pages.