Gina Royal is the definition of averagea shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husbands secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctorthe ultimate warrior mom.With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husbands crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace.But just when shes starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lakeand threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposedor watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: shes learned how to fight evil. And shell never stop....
|Title||:||Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||286 pages|
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Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1) Reviews
Imagine coming home with your kids one day and finding your garage smashed in by a drunk driver. Then even worse, finding out that your husband has been using that garage as a little chop 'em up shop.
Complete with dead body.
That's what happens to Gina Royal. The bad thing is? She lived with this dude and had two children by him and never knew that he was one of the most prolific serial killers around.
Gina is also arrested and tried as his accomplice, because just how could she not kn ...more
What a fascinating premise! A story told from the perspective of a serial killer’s wife. Told after he is discovered, she and her family have had to go into hiding, changing their identities. Dealing with the trolls who want to punish them for her husband’s crimes. And she still struggles with how she never knew.
This is so well done. There’s a great level of suspense and tension throughout the book. A real creepiness factor. It’s really rare for me to read a mystery that literally gives me chil ...more
Exceptional, nonstop suspense from an experienced author (Rachel Caine is a pseudonym). There are so many ways this plot could have been made trite or shallow, and none of them show up.
When readers start the story, one disbelieves the protagonist's naivete. Yet for the rest of the book, the protagonist describes her boomerang reactions especially to protect her children, and the horrific online fallout. Along with the reader, she self-examines again and again the question of her guilt exactly o ...more
In general, I'm picky about endings. A bad ending can ruin the whole book for me. But a good ending can definitely sell me the next book.
However, a blatant cliffhanger attempt to sell me the next book is what we have here, and it left me really not wanting to ever read anything by this author again.
But this is something I've seen before, and I just realized I'd seen it with this same publisher. Could it be that the editors are forcing the writers into this? Whatever happened to that good old pap ...more
Quick, gripping read with a premise unlike anything else I'd ever read. I grew to love the main character as the book went on, even after being initially put off by her. The younger characters were realistically flawed and likeable. While I did manage to guess a bit of what was really going on, it was a wild and enjoyable ride. I'm definitely going to be watching out for the next in the series, which is released in December.
Gwen Proctor underwent a metamorphosis. Once she was Gina Royal, loyal a ...more
Update: 13/3/18. This is currently on offer: 0.99p in the UK, $0.99 in the US (I think) - and $2.99 in Canada. It's the same price for Killman Creek, too!
Loved. This. Book.
Damn. This ends with cliffhanger that I didn't see coming, though I probably should have. I feel like doing a reread, already. The story is told in the first and third person perspectives - though, the third person is for the prologue, then it switches to (Gina/Gwen's) first person perspective.
Gina Royal, thinks she's got a p ...more
I am sorry guys but this did nothing for me I DNF at 40% the premise started out fast paced easily read but for me just nothing was going on the beginning was a good start but by the time Gwen had moved to Stillwater Lake it slowed somewhat which bored me there was too much explanation & not enough movement. The characters were likeable but flawed.
It was a shame really as I had high hopes for this series again I am in the minority but so be it I always say how it is at least I am honest in m ...more
Gina Royal returned home one night with her children in the car to find their home surrounded in the many vehicles of first responders and their flashing lights. Fearing the worst Gina announces that this is her home to only be forced from her car and put into handcuffs in front of her kids. Having no clue what is going on Gina is shocked and mortified when she finds out that a car has crashed into her home revealing that her husband's private work area was hiding his victims.
Now years later Gi ...more