Review of The Deepest of Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

The Deepest of Secrets
Rockton #7

Kelley Armstrong

February 15, 2022

Minotaur Books

Blurb: It’s not always easy to live in the hidden town of Rockton, something Detective Casey Duncan knows firsthand. Tucked away in the Yukon wilderness, the community survives—and thrives—because the residents’ many secrets stay just that—secret.

But what happens when these secrets start to come out? Overnight, no one is safe. It’s not a question of if your secret will come out—but when.

Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, need to find the culprit while protecting those who have been thrust into the spotlight. For a place built on privacy and new beginnings, Rockton isn’t handling these revelations very well. People are turning on one another, and when one of the loudest complainers turns up barely alive, it’s clear that their trickster is actually a murderer.

The threat of exposure is reaching its breaking point, and no one knows what’s going to happen next.

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Rockton is a secret town that has been built on secrets. Its citizens all have secrets; the main one being why they are in Rockton to begin with. Someone begins to divulge these secrets, creating a rift and distrust that might just be the final blow to the floundering town. Can Casey and Eric discover what is happening before someone dies?

The Deepest of Secrets is a typical solid Kelley Armstrong read with enough mystery and plot twists to keep the reader engaged–Armstrong does love her plot twists, and frankly so do I.

However, as much as I’ve liked this series and enjoyed the mysteries, if this is the last book in the series as Armstrong has suggested since she was only contracted to write seven novels, I found it a bit of a let down. The summing up didn’t feel like the full-blown tidying up of a package but rather someone slapping an adhesive bow on a box. There seemed to be enough hemming and hawing at the end that led me to believe that we might see where Casey and Eric go. Yet. Yet. Yet. If we do, what will happen? Will we care? I 90% don’t think that I would care and just wish this one had ended more tidily. We will see.

While The Deepest of Secrets is a good mystery on its own, it’s just not a solid ending to a solid series.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.



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