Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
Stillhouse Lake #1
Thomas & Mercer | July 1, 2017
It’s past time I read a book by Rachel Caine. I’ve stared at her books long enough. For years; I’m ashamed to say. I waited too long. If you are curious why, please pause and read this.
What I discovered by reading this book was Rachael Caine can write. I’m past my Urban Fantasy phase, but that’s okay. The upside is, this fantastic author wasn’t lumped into the dozens of similar books I was reading in that time. Instead, she stands out in a world full of the same kind of thrillers today.
It wasn’t that long ago I was scouring the bookshelves, searching for a series featuring a female main character who was a badass. I had no idea Rachel Caine wrote it, but I’ve found it now and I’m in love.
Stillhouse Lake gave me a strong and resiliant heroine. Gwen Proctor took a shattered life and rebuilt herself into someone who could keep her children safe. I can’t even imagine continuing after finding out your husband is a serial killer, let alone recreating yourself into someone formidable.
Talk about girl power!
The little town of Norton was the perfect setting. In fact, I spent a lot of time worrying Gwen’s little family would have to leave their home on Stillhouse Lake. They made a home, with a deck. It’s a dream home, and this family deserves a dream.
Stillhouse Lake was so good, I had to set aside my ARC so I could jump right into the second book, Killman Creek.
If you’re looking for a great serial thriller, grab this series. You’ll only be disappointed by how long it took you to find it.