Alone in the Wild

A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels, Book 5)
Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Series: Casey Duncan, Book 5
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (454 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In number-one New York Times best seller 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 18, 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. 

In Alone in the Wild, Kelley Armstrong again delivers an engaging, tense thriller set in perhaps the most interesting town in all of contemporary crime fiction. 

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A babe in the woods...

Fantastic ! This is another one of those series I really look forward to new releases. As with many you can listen to this as a stand alone but do yourself a favor and listen to the entire series in order. You won’t regret it. In this book the protagonists (Casey Duncan and Eric Dalton) are taking a rare few days to themselves. They’ve gone camping about an hour out of Rockton. Eric has gone off to hunt while Casey still sleeps. When she gets up and starts gathering kindling for their fire she hears a noise that she believes is coming from an orphaned or wounded baby animal. What she finds is a human baby buried under a blanket of snow with a dead woman. While trying to locate the infant’s parents they learn she might come from a family that prostitutes their daughters. Rockton doesn’t allow children but this becomes a moral dilemma. Should Casey and Eric continue to try to return this child to a family not fit to raise her or should they keep her as their own. Given Eric’s sketchy adoption he has to know if the family is really that horrible. And who killed the woman with the baby. Was she trying to rescue it? And why did the killer leave the baby with her? Therese Plummer does an outstanding job narrating. This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION. If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.

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Another Great Addition to the Series

If you're a fan of Rockton, you'll be a fan of this book. As always, it's another action-packed Rockton mystery, and the stakes are still high. I'm amazed by all the different cases Armstrong manages to come up with for Casey and Dalton, and this one may be one of my favorites. My favorite part of this book in particular was the world-building. It was great to learn more about the settlements and the hostiles, and I'm loving how some of those threads are really being woven together. It was also interesting to see a new side of Casey and Dalton's relationship and how it's growing and developing with each book. My only complaint was that it wasn't long enough, though that may be my fault for finishing it in just two days. Therese Plummer also continues to be one of my absolute favorite audible narrators. I've given her six stars if I could--she has such a way of bringing stories to life, and her range of voices is amazing.

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Better and better

I love this series- and it just keeps getting better. The mystery was engaging and twisty. The foreshadowing was not obvious. And the character development is excellent. I am still enjoying the interplay with Petra and interested to see what comes next!

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GREAT ADDITION TO THE SERIES

I truly enjoyed this book in the series. I can't say if it's the excellent writing of Kelley Armstrong or the extraordinary narration by my FAVORITE narrator, Therese Plummer! They were both great! WELL worth the credit!

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Great book!

What a great book! So many twists I never saw coming. Lots of suspense, too, as usual for this series. I need the next one now! I just hope the wait isn't too long.

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Great series

This is one of my favorite series yet. I hope she doesn’t stop writing them any time soon!

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the end for now

I love this series. I am disappointed that I have finished all books in the series for now. such good books with great characters. Hurry up please with the next and have the same narrator.

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Love Rockton

Both the author and narrator have done an awesome job with this whole series! Can’t wait for the next one! 😊

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Casey & Eric and ...

Another amazing Yukon story. I love this series and was a touch bummed by the ending. Although my last thought was "hey what about giving Eric the hot tub!!" I am very much looking forward to the next book. They left a few story lines just open with no info or resolution, ie. Cherise and her reward, etc. I am also VERY curious about April and Kenny?? I think she is going to stay, for good! I like the subject of Autism and how it was presented in the books. It makes you look at a certain character in different light. Any way, I could go on but don't want to give anything away. Excellent book , absolutely worth the credit as are the entire series! ENJOY!

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Old people's voices... No.

I love Therese Plummer, but the way she does the voices of MaryAnne and Seifert (both older people) it's really hard to listen to. Irritating and kind of grating on the nerves. And a little bit insulting to those who are older than 50!