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The Deepest of Secrets: Rockton #7    by Kelley Armstrong order for
Deepest of Secrets
by Kelley Armstrong
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Minotaur, 2022 (2022)
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* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

The Deepest of Secrets is the seventh (following A Stranger in Town) in Kelley Armstrong's Rockton series. It's set in an isolated Yukon community that was established in the 1950s as a for-profit refuge for people running from their pasts.

The series lead is Homicide Detective Casey Duncan, whose lover is Rockton Sheriff Eric Dalton. They have a beloved Newfoundland dog, Storm and Casey's autistic sister April (a physician/ neuroscientist) has joined her. Rockton, 'a secret town and a town of secrets', is run from afar by a mysterious Council. At this stage in the series, said Council seems to be planning to shut down the town.

As The Deepest of Secrets opens, someone in the community has begun revealing what led community members to their town. As folk start turning on one another, Casey and Eric investigate. Some in the community are victims of crime, some white collar criminals, but others are guilty of violent crimes and paid the Council high fees to be there. There are threats and escalating attacks.

As we expect, Casey does figure it all out, but then the Council lowers the boom with plans to dismantle Rockton. What next for Casey, Eric, et al? I look forward to reading the eighth in this absorbing series.

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