Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2) by Rachel Caine

Print Length: 348 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (December 12, 2017)

From Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he’s not going away.

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn’t over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text…

You’re not safe anywhere now.

Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has become a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin’s victims, Gwen is going hunting. She’s learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.

But what she’s up against is beyond anything she feared—a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die.


My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

This was such a captivating game of cat and mouse that I was drawn in immediately. Having not read the first in this duo, I was worried that I would not be able to understand this story, however that is not the case. If anything, this story makes me want to go back and read the first one as well. 

I loved everything about this story. The characters were well developed, including all the little quirks that made them seem real. The alternating points of view not only gave you insight into what was happening when the characters weren't together, but also as to in some instances, why characters did the things they did. Then there were the times when the characters did things that were so completely unexpected that I was completely floored. 

But what really sold this as a five star read for me? The fact that I could see this being a movie, or even a television mini-series.  It was that good. It was one of those rare reads that keeps you on the edge of your seat at times wondering just who (if anyone) can be trusted, and the ending? The ending was a beautiful culmination of the story, and honestly I don't think a better one could have been planned. 

Overall, I am sure this story will definitely appeal to those who enjoy a well written thriller novel. I will read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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