Stillhouse Lake – Rachel Caine

Have you been looking for a highly addictive thriller? Well, stop everything and grab this one.

Thanks to Amazon Publishing for the copy in exchange for my honest review.

STILLHOUSE LAKE by Rachel Caine (out now!)

Check back later for the collective #CJSReads2017 thoughts 🙂

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

Those of us familiar with the thriller genre typically get to see through the eyes of the serial killer. Well, in STILLHOUSE LAKE by Rachel Caine, we get to see the family that the serial killer left behind and how they are now coping and surviving.

Gina Royal was an average Midwestern woman. She had a happy marriage and two happy children – she thought she had it all. A car crash changed all of that. Her world comes crashing down when she learns that her husband, was in fact, a brutal serial killer. He is arrested and put on death row – Gina must now act for her safety and the safety of her children.

Gina leaves her old life behind, and her old identity. She is now Gwen Proctor and moves her family to Stillhouse Lake. Just when she thinks she’s left her past behind her, a body turns up on the lake with threatening letters. One thing is certain, Gwen will stop at nothing to keep her children alive and safe.

This book. Holy crap. I read this in two sittings (damn responsibilities) and I could not stop flipping those pages. The tension and paranoia are so strong in this novel that I got those “something is behind me” vibes. Gwen is forced to start a new life for herself and her children because of the torment and threats from those wanting to seek revenge against her husband. This was a great new perspective and a very unique way at approaching a serial killer thriller. You never get to see what happens to the families of the killers.

One thing is for sure, Gwen is one bad ass female lead and so easy for the reader to connect to. I can’t wait to see where things go in KILLMAN CREEK in book two!

Overall, if you want suspense and tension, then look no further. If you want a unique spin and perspective on a serial killer thriller, then STILLHOUSE LAKE is the next book you need to pick up!

 

My review for KILLMAN CREEK will be up soon as well! Chandra, Sam, and I will also have those collective thoughts soon 🙂

–Jess

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