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
In the morning, there's another girl floating dead in the lake.
Easily one of the better mystery/thrillers I've read this year. After disappointments from old favourites with Since We Fell and newly-hyped thrillers like Final Girls, I managed to find a really creepy, suspenseful story from an author who has always been a bit hit and miss for me.
The book starts with a very dramatic and gruesomely exciting opening chapter. I've grown to appreciate slow build novels, but thrillers that pull out a ...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
Started with accident, drunk driver destroyed the garage of serial killer Melvin Royal. Did gruesome killings there. Fooled his wife and kids for years, now they are on the run from people that didn't believe the fact they didn't know what he was doing in that garage. Changing names, schools. Wife Gina always prepared to move if they are discovered. This unstable emotional state taking a toll on all of them. Parts gets little boring, but keep reading. Has a very surprising ...more
Loved this book!!!
Do we really know who we marry?
A captivating thriller with lots of twists and turns as we follow Gina/Gwen on the run with her children, trying to keep them safe from the hands of a predator, her husband.
A fantastic, fast-paced thriller that has you holding your breath without realizing it quite often.
And that was when she had one single, awful realization. It’s not a doll. And against all her best intentions, she began to scream and couldn’t stop.
WOW HOLY SHIT
I'm just s h o o k.
Utterly a n d irrevocably...s h a k e n.
What a fantastic and thrilling ride. This book starts off with a wild bang and doesn't stop. Barely clocking in around 300 pages, let me tell you that this book is probably the fastest-paced thriller I have ever read. It was fucking awesome.
Despite its size and rather stra ...more
"Everyone runs from the monster. Everyone except the monster slayer..."Yes!!! Our heroine is facing the unexpected consequences of her ex-husband's actions and they aren't pretty. In fact, they put her and her children at significant risk which means she is always in a proactive defense mode. Like she can't even breathe. She always has to stay one step ahead of any possible threat and her exhaustion is palpable. But her passion for her responsibility as a parent is even more tangible. I abs ...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
Chilling, Thrilling and Wholly Satisfying.
Imagine waking up one day to find out that you don’t know the man you are married to. Worse yet, that he is a monster. And what’s even more horrifying? That you will never be safe after what he has done. This is the story of “Stillhouse Lake” - and boy is it one helluva ride.
On the day that Gina Royal comes home to find that a car has smashed into the garage, her life literally comes crashing down before her. Turns out her husband Melvin Royal, ...more