Review | Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

killman-creekKillman Creek by Rachel Caine
Stillhouse Lake #2
Mystery Thriller
Thomas & Mercer | December 12, 2017

About the Book: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.


Holy F*cking Thrillride, Batman!

I am so in love with this series!! From page one I felt like I was on the Millenium Force at Cedar Point, and the ride was over 400 pages!

I love Gwen and Sam’s burgeoning relationship, and their continued protection of Lanny and Connor. I love the little town of Norton, and the new connections they’re forging.

Killman Creek was everything I want in a thriller. It was adrenaline all the way through. I wanted to scream at all of them. Shake them. Rail at them. Force them to see all the ways they were played. But, all of that just shows exactly how hooked I was. You can always tell your enjoyment level if the actions of the characters evoke a visceral response.

You have to want to throw the book at least once.

I wanted to throw it a few times. And even though I was frustrated, they weren’t unreasonable reactions. Everything made sense. Nobody acted out of character, or outside how you would imagine them to act given the circumstances.

Of course a 10 year old would miss his father.

Of course video proof feels undeniable.

Why should they trust Gwen more than their own eyes!

And yet, I fumed.

And loved it. I loved every second. I had to force myself to put it down and read something new. All I want to do is go back to this amazing series. Very quickly.

This was more gushfest than review.

Sorry not sorry.

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