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Monday, December 11, 2017

REVIEW: Killman Creek by Rachel Caine @amazonpub @rachelcaine @netgalley

Killman Creek
(Stillhouse Lake #2)
by Rachel Caine
Amazon Publishing
Thomas & Mercer


After devouring Stillhouse Lake just yesterday, I dived right into book 2 and I didn't think it could get any better but IT DID!!  I'm also excited a book three is coming out as well! EEP! See my review for Stillhouse Lake HERE and continue down for my thoughts on book 2!

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 Review:

After devouring Stillhouse Lake in one sitting, I was so happy to have a copy of Killman Creek to read right away.  I needed to know what was going to happen!!! SL was so good that I thought for sure KC wasn't going to top it.  Boy was I wrong!  The pacing is faster, the read is darker and good lawd, Rachel Caine, won't you give poor Gwen a break already?!  **shakes fist**

Stillhouse Lake is from Gwen's perspective alone so we get a full on feel of her character and mindset and the author holds no punches in her paranoia and fierce love for her children.  Going into Killman Creek, we now get four different perspectives, Gwen, Sam and the kids - Lanny and Connor.  At first this was a bit off putting.  I think most of that came from reading it back to back.  As soon as I got used to this, I couldn't put the book down.  The author does a fantastic job in having me feel for each of these characters.  I already had great love for Gwen, but now I really got know the other characters and uff... there were some moments where I just wanted to scream, cringe and just throw the book in frustration.  But hey, lets not kill my kindle, right?

I am beyond ecstatic to know there's a book three coming out.  I am in a bit of a book hangover after both of these and may need something lighter in between.  Maybe... 😉


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