Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong Review

I started reading this book not knowing it was #4 in a series. However, I did not feel confused and/or didn't feel like I was missing part of the story.

After reading this novel I definitely want to go back and read the rest of this series! I really loved the characters, the setting, and the storyline! Also, bonus points! The author is Canadian and the story takes place in Canada!

Additionally, I've never seen a story narrated the way this was! It was so entertaining and funny at times. It was Casey, the main character, narrating the story but in a way where she was recounting the story to a friend. Hard to explain but I really enjoyed it.

The setting of the book was in the middle of nowhere in the Yukon forest. So it was very atmospheric, and very well described! I felt like I was in the woods with the characters.

The only negative points I have for this novel was that there were many characters and I truly had a hard time keeping up all throughout the book. I never really got the hang of who was who right up until the very end. The other thing is that the ending wasn't twisty or mind blowing but I still enjoyed the whole flow of the story.

Thank you to St. Martin's Press for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.


The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson and falling in love in less than the year that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to find and cause trouble in the town she's come to call home.

When a US Marshal shows up in town demanding the release of one of the residents, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only visible suspects are the townspeople and her estranged sister, in town for just the weekend. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why they would kill to keep him quiet.

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