Murder at Haven's Rock (Haven's Rock #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Publication Date: February 21st 2023 by Macmllan Audio & Minotaur Books
Audio Book Length: 10hrs 33min
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer
Rating: ★★★★★Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Audible | Goodreads
I have loved the Rockton series from the start! A town off-the-grid,
hidden, a shelter for someone when conventional justice has failed, such as a
victim of stalking, an abusive partner, wrongfully accused, etc., While Rockton
supposedly vetted the people before granting sanctuary, only allowing the innocent,
non-violent in, we found out that wasn’t always the case.
Casey and Eric have gone on to start their own town and they’re
set on running things the right way. As much as they can anyhow, and we see
that put to the test with the first installment in this Rockton spinoff.
Haven’s Rock is still under construction when two key
workers, the architect, and the engineer, go missing. Eric and Casey are called
in by Yolanda, the lead coordinator of the build, to find the workers.
As usual Casey and Eric, and their Newfoundland dog, Storm,
are an impressive team working together to find out what happened. Did they get
lost or is there a more nefarious reason they’re gone? The story was riveting as
Casey and Eric face danger, working to uncover the truth!
Haven’s Rock is an exciting new chapter for Casey and Eric, and
as usual not all is going to plan. The mystery wrapped up, but we’re left with an
unsettling discovery in the end. I wonder how it will play out. Fortunately, they
have their trusted friends/assets joining them at Haven’s Rock, so they’ll have
a formidable group at their back. I eagerly await the next book! Murder at Haven’s
Rock is technically a spinoff, but it’s best to read the Rockton series
first in order.
I alternately listened and read to Murder at Haven’s
Rock. I love this series! I highly recommend the audio version! Thérèse
Plummer narrates, as with the previous books, and she performs all voices, male
and female seamlessly! She’s one of my all-time favorite narrators and her performance
here is perfection! I listened at my usual 1.5x normal speed.
New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton Novels had one of the most unique towns in crime fiction. Murder at Haven's Rock is a spinoff, a fresh start... with a few new dangers that threaten everything before it even begins.
Haven’s Rock, Yukon. Population: 0
in the Yukon wilderness, a town is being built. A place for people to
disappear, a fresh start from a life on the run. Haven’s Rock isn’t the
first town of this kind, something detective Casey Duncan and her
husband, Sheriff Eric Dalton, know first hand. They met in the original
town of Rockton. But greed and deception led the couple to financing a
new refuge for those in need. This time around, they get to decide which
applicants are approved for residency.
There’s only one rule in
Haven’s Rock: stay out of the forest. When two of the town's
construction crew members break it and go missing, Casey and Eric are
called in ahead of schedule to track them down. When a body is
discovered, well hidden with evidence of foul play, Casey and Eric must
find out what happened to the dead woman, and locate the still missing
man. The woman stumbled upon something she wasn’t supposed to see, and
the longer Casey and Eric don’t know what happened, the more danger
everyone is in.