Wolfhunter River

Wolfhunter River

by Rachel Caine

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A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

She can’t ignore a cry for help. But in this remote hunting town, it’s open season.

Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she can’t seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isn’t an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids.

But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead—her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except that’s not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.

But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503902305
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Series: Stillhouse Lake Series , #3
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 29,945
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Charts, and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling Stillhouse Lake series. With more than fifty novels to her credit, Caine is also the author of the Morganville Vampires series and the Great Library series. She’s written suspense, mystery, paranormal suspense, urban fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal young-adult fiction. Rachel lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband, artist/actor/comic historian R. Cat Conrad, in a gently creepy house full of books. For more information, visit Rachel at www.rachelcaine.com.

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Wolfhunter River 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
LEH0644 4 months ago
Gwen Proctor is still receiving hate mail and threats from people who believe that she was an accomplice of Melvin Royal, serial killer and her late husband. She knew nothing about his evil but some people don’t believe her. She takes calls from women needing help and receives a call from a woman in Wolfhunter, Tennessee but she rambles and never says why she needs help. Later, Gwen gets a call from the woman’s daughter who tells her that her mother is dead and they are coming for her. Gwen decides to go and help the girl and takes Sam Cade, her lover, and her children with her. Wolfhunter is a small town that gives off bad vibes. Gwen and Sam find their lives in danger with no one to trust in the evil town. Lots of suspense as Gwen and Sam call for help from their friend Mike Lustig, FBI, and Detective Fairweather, TBI, while battling redneck backwoodsmen, crooked townspeople, and disgruntled kidnappers.
GratefulGrandma 9 months ago
This is the third book in this series and I highly recommend that you read this one in order. There is a continuing story as well ad a lot of character development that you should know to truly appreciate this story. Gwen Proctor aka. Gina Royal, thinks she can finally relax after the death of her serial killer husband and the breakdown of his group of loyal fans and followers, but that is not to be. Because of the recent death, she is once again in the limelight, being hounded, especially by the group comprised of families of Melvin Royal's victims. This group is spearheaded by the rich, Marlene Crockett, who spared no expense in her harassment of Gwen and her family. When Gwen received a call from Marlene Crockett, a woman from Wolfhunter River asking for her help, she had no plans on getting involved. When she receives a second call from Vera Crockett, her daughter asking for her help, she decides to head to Wolfhunter River to see what she can do to help Vera, who has now been arrested fro the murder of her own mother. This story grabs the reader right from the start and never lets up. There’s so much happening that I am surprised that Gwen is able to hold it all together, especially when her kids are in danger. Gwen is once again a target, but is it because of her dead, ex-husband, or because of what is happening in Wolfhunter River. Who can Gwen trust? Law enforcement seems to be dirty, Vee's lawyer flip-flops on whether he is going to represent her and Sam ends up arrested. When Marlene Crockett shows up in town and threatens Gwen and her children, she just wants to get them all out of there and back home. Throw in a kidnapped child that has TBI and FBI agents showing up, and the pressure seems to be on and the action escalates. There’s something wrong in Wolfhunter River and figuring that out means paying close attention to who the good guys really are. This story didn’t disappoint. It was a great conclusion to the series with its suspense, emotion and action. There were some surprises along the way and some twists that had me on the edge of my seat as I put aside any tasks that I could not do while listening to this book. I enjoyed some of the confidences shared that further developed the characters. All four of the main characters are strong, smart and tenacious. They make decisions that I would never be able to make, but were necessary at the time. Gwen is one amazing mama, who will do whatever she needs to do to protect her kids, but as they are growing, they sometimes need to protect her. Sam and Gwen continue to have an up and down relationship and they are tested in this book, but I am glad things turned out the way they did. I was very satisfied with the ending and if the author decides to continue this series, I would be happy to see what is next for Gwen, Sam and the kids. I read the first two books but had the opportunity to listen to this one. I loved the pacing of the story and the action seemed to be ratcheted up as I listened. I loved the team of narrators that brought the characters of Gwen, her daughter Lanny, her son Connor and her lover Sam Cade to life. I could picture the story as I listened to the narration give voice to the four main characters. If you get the opportunity to listen to this audiobook, I recommend you listen to this one.
shedevilmx88 9 months ago
Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine is the third book in the Stillhouse Lake Series. I really enjoyed this book with the twist of Gwen trying to help someone else that is in trouble. I really enjoyed the fact that the book gave multiple points of views from Gwen, Sam, Lanny, and Connor. I couldn't put the book down. I would highly recommend this series to anyone that likes suspense thrillers. I cannot wait for book four Bitter Falls to be released In January 2020. I already preordered it.
BooksnKisses 10 months ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 Wolfhunter River is the third installment in the Stillhouse lake series. I would recommend reading these books in order as there is a lot of history that gets brought up in the books. I really enjoyed the first two books but this third book was a little slow for me. It wasn’t until about 3/4 of the way done that I felt the story picked up and was exciting. I am not sure if I will pick up the next book in this series. I will have to wait to see what the blurb is about and go from there. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
RobinLovesReading 10 months ago
Gwen Proctor managed to survive her serial killer husband. Not only that, she managed to save her children. However, there is a huge internet crowd that will not leave her alone. Part of that crowd are people thinking that she had a role in his guilt, so her life is simply not safe. When Gwen is approached by a terrified woman who becomes a victim of a threat, she goes to the town of Wolfhunter to try and help the woman. However, the woman is dead. Gwen is determined to figure out what has happened. Meanwhile, Gwen has spent years trying to feel safe and secure. As time progressed, Gwen eventually developed a relationship with a man named Sam, and this really was a stretch for her. This thrilling read was fast-paced and kept me intrigued, and sometimes a bit stressed. Wolfhunter River is the third book in this series. I hadn't read the first two, and I really wish I had. I am going for a high rating for this book despite not being more familiar with Gwen's past and the activities and subsequent death of her husband Melvin. The next book in this series, Bitter Falls, will be published in January, 2020. Many thanks to Thomas & Mercer and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Ejaygirl 10 months ago
This series has a continuing story arc and I highly recommend the first two books be read before starting this one. The backstories are critical to fully understanding the main characters, appreciating from where they’ve come and who they are now. Gwen Proctor thinks she can finally take a breath after having escaped the clutches of her serial killer husband and exposed and dismantled a dangerous group supporting his sick objectives. However, her family is still at risk from their increased notoriety spearheaded by a group comprised of the family members of Melvin Royal’s victims. And, that group is led by someone with unlimited resources and hatred of Gwen. Meanwhile, she receives a cryptic call from a Marlene Crockett, a stranger from the small town of Wolfhunter who is seeking guidance for herself and her daughter but, not long after, turns up dead with that daughter accused of her murder. There’s so much going on in this story, especially when Gwen lands in Wolfhunter to help Marlene’s daughter, Vera (Vee) who reached out to her. It was hard to distinguish between the compromised law enforcement, those that just resented Gwen because of her history and the good guys. In the midst of all this is an abducted child and three missing young women feared dead, in addition to the relentless media assaults on Gwen and her family. There’s obviously something seriously wrong in this town and figuring that out is just as challenging. I had to pay close attention because the clues are all there. I read the first two books and opted to listen to this one as this series is ideal to listen to because of the pace and action. I’m so glad I made the switch because the narrators masterfully handled the narratives of Gwen, her daughter Lanny, her son Connor and her lover Sam Cade. I especially liked the performance for Gwen as she adeptly captured the personality and steeliness of this fearsome woman. I highly recommend this format. This next phase of life for Gwen and her family didn’t disappoint and it has some powerful, painful moments with some shocking betrayals. There’s nothing predictable about the story and it was beyond exciting and gnarly. At times things seemed a little convoluted but eventually made sense when I got to the outcome. It’s an intricate story and you better pay close attention to the details. It’s a worthy edition to this unique and exciting series. (Thanks to Brilliance Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)
Aly Brown 11 months ago
This is my 3rd experience with Rachel Caine's books and she definitely did not disappoint! Gwen Proctor, a mother who will go to the ends of the earth to protect her family, extends that love and protection to a young girls her daughter Lanny's age. There were several red herrings in this one that really threw me but just made the book so much better! I can't wait for the next one!
CrazyCat_Alex 12 months ago
MELVIN ROYAL! This man is just.... Even from the grave he is dangerous and Gwen has to fear for everything she built up in the last months..,again. I had major goosebumps and had to put the book down a couple of times, just to take a deep breath. I feared for Gwen and the kids, and for Sam. Knowing the secrets about the past proved to be almost too much to bear. had my fingers crossed throughout the whole book, hoping for a good outcome. In the beginning I didn’t see how the case about the missing girl Ellie would fit into the story, but in the end it did and it was great. Hopefully there will be more to come about Gwen Proctor, the ending certainly leaves that open.
Anonymous 12 months ago
**Thank you to NetGalley as well as Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review** First of all, I am a HUGE fan of the first two Stillhouse Lake books, so I was really excited to see more of Gwen, Sam, Lanny, and Connor. And while this book wasn't my favorite of the series, I think it nicely sets up what is to come with future books in the series. A missing girl kidnapped from school, a small town where things and people go to die, and personal vendetta with major emotional consequences all take center stage in this thrilling third book in Caine's series. I loved getting back into the pages with the characters of this book. Gwen is so kickbutt and momma bear, its fun to watch her navigate life, even when it falls apart time and again. The writing style is wonderful and immersive and a perfect balance between action, thought, and consequence. Where I struggled in this one was the pacing. The first half of the book felt so slow, I nearly put it down; however, after the 50% mark, everything happens at once and all the thrilling action sequences I hoped for delivered and then some. In my opinion, the second half more than made up for the first, so keep going if you hit that struggle bus :-) If you liked the first two Stillhouse Lake books, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the second half of this book!!!
UpAllNightBB 12 months ago
3.5 Stars Review by Leah Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog I was excited and curious to hear that there was a third book in the Stillhouse Lake series. I wanted to know where this book would go. It took a bit to get started but once it did, there were so many plots I kind of got a little mixed up. There are so many twists and turns you start to get dizzy. Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine took a different twist from the cyber-stalking from Absalom, Melvin’s fan club stalking and all the terror threats Gwen was getting. It does have a little bit of that, but the main focus was on Wolfhunter River. A town with a wicked history. One with a history so dark you would likely see on Criminal Minds. I like the way this book went but there were so many moving parts you need to make sure you are paying 110% attention to every page. There are pages where you will be second guessing if this person is friend or foe and which moving part do they belong to. I cannot imagine myself in Gwen’s position. I would probably move out of the country but Gwen Procter is a thousand times stronger than I would ever be. The way her son took it just melted my heart. Her children had to grow up so fast and they know things that a normal child should not have to but they are so resilient. I was a fan of Sam but had a stinking suspicion this book would open more of his history. It sure did. And of course, in walks Miranda Tidewell, mother to one of Melvin’s victims. She is out for revenge, any revenge she can get... All that is left is Gwen and her kids. That woman is off her rocker. I do like the spin-off at the end of the book. Quite curious if there will be more to come. It just felt like this book could actually be three almost four books in one. Each plot in the book felt rushed and I wish they were split up and dug into more.
BoxerLover2 12 months ago
Wolfhunter River is the third book in the Stillhouse Lakes series. I have not read the first two, however the story is explained in a way that did not make me feel lost. There are multiple perspectives, Gwen, Sam, and Gwen’s children. This is an action-packed thriller that is also a commentary on stalking that is relevant in 2019. A kidnapped child, missing women and a town that is not what it seems. A good thriller.
CatAfterDark 12 months ago
Review Copy Just when I thought Gwen Proctor's life was all wrapped up and settled down Rachel Caine took her on a wild ride full of twists and turns that left me wondering if anything I knew was correct. There was so much packed into this novel, almost too much. I wanted to know more. She explained everything fully and I was completely satisfied with the ending, nut I have to admit that I wouldn't have minded another 50-100 pages just to round out the people of Wolfhunter. But that's just me. Caine really nailed the characters, but she just scratched the surface of some. I'd love to know more. Don't even try to read this book out of order. Don't be that person that comes in at the middle of the movie. If you haven't read the series, start now! If you've read the first two books, get ready....this is heartstopping. And highly recommended. Go get it.
bamcooks 12 months ago
Wolfhunter River is book #3 in this riveting thriller series with Gwen Proctor, ex-wife of the notorious serial killer, Melvin Royal. I've now read all three books back to back and couldn't put them down! You'd think Gwen's troubles would be over now that Mel is dead and buried but she and her family are still the brunt of online vigilantes, conspiracy theorists and other crazies, including the wealthy mother of one of Mel's victims who has decided to film a tell-all documentary about the victims and their deaths. It doesn't help that live-in boyfriend Sam Cade has had a relationship with this woman which he would prefer to keep secret from Gwen. The plot of this novel is a little complicated and is maybe stretching things a little when Gwen gets pulled into helping a teenaged girl accused of murdering her mother in the isolated small town of Wolfhunter, TN. Gwen has only met these two women by phone but drags her whole family there to investigate. Lots of action keep the plot moving along though and seems to be setting the stage for Gwen to become a licensed investigator in future books in the series, which is all right by me. Gwen is feisty and smart and I've come to really like her and her family so I'm looking forward to reading more. I received an arc of this new thriller from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review and I'm grateful for the opportunity. Reading the series from the beginning is a must. All are very exciting.
mweinreich 12 months ago
A simple interview they said. A way to get your ability to clear yourself they said. A way to let the people see the real you, not the killer some think you are they said. They lied. Welcome to the third book in the Stillhouse Lake series. Because of the TV show and the fact that they included in the interview, Miranda Tidewell, a mother who lost a daughter to Gwen's former serial killer husband, Melvin Royal, the world it seems is once again alerted, and Gwen and her children are again in the eye of a storm. Miranda had also set up a group of modern day vigilantes who believe in Gwen's complicity in her husband's crimes. Gwen becomes a target and so are her beloved children. Poor Gwen Proctor, never to be forgiven for once being married to a serial killer. She and her children, who she fiercely defends, are drawn into a land of fright and terror, after she receives a phone call from a woman and her daughter terrified of what they seem to know, living in Wolfhunter River. There is something strange but also something alluring in the women's plea and it draws Gwen, Lanny, Connor and her boyfriend, Sam, (the brother of one of the victims of Melvin Royal), into a place that seems to be imbued with evil. Because of the nature of the phone call she received, Gwen, her children, and Sam journey to Wolfhunter River, searching for answers, so willing to help. However, there are nasty things running through Wolfhunter River and as happenings become more dangerous, Gwen is called to look into herself and her relationships, especially that with Sam. It becomes a game of who do you trust and this game has deadly occurrences. The Stillhouse Lake series has been a winner for me. It does hold your attention and provide a wonderful amount of thrills and chills. This book was not the strongest of the series, but it again shows the allure and charisma Rachel Caine has created in the Stillhouse Lake series. I recommend that you read this series from its start for it is one those who so enjoy well done thrillers will find enticing. Thank you to Rachel Caine, Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for a copy of this thriller. This book is due to be published on April 23, 2019
ColoradoGirl71 More than 1 year ago
I devoured the first two books in this series – “Stillhouse Lake” and “Killman Creek”, so I was so excited when this third one was available. Rachel Caine has not missed a beat at all with “Wolfhunter River” --book #3 in the series. Although this could be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the first two to give you all the backstory for these characters, it makes this one a much richer read. Gwen and Sam play key roles in this one again as do Gwen’s children. Gwen is still stalked (online and in person) by various victim families and other sickos who are not convinced that she’s innocent. Now other women are reaching out to Gwen for advice and help and trouble just seems to follow this family. It’s a good thing Gwen is such a strong woman, she must be for this nightmare her ex-husband has left. One such plea for help leads Gwen to leave the stable life she was trying to create for her family in Stillhouse Lake. They head to the spooky backwater town of Wolfhunter, next to the Daniel Boone National Forest. This town is filled with sinister characters and everyone is suspect. There seems to be danger everywhere and Sam is hiding some big secrets. With a powerhouse ending that I’ve come to expect from Rachel Caine, this was a quick read that kept me up well past by bedtime, because I just HAD to know how it was going to end. Speaking of the ending, I think there is a great future for Gwen and I can’t wait for future installments. I hope that Gwen, Sam, Lanny, and Connor can find some contentment and happiness (but that would be boring and I don’t think that’s how this will go for them . . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read and enjoyed many books by Rachel Caine and was looking forward to reading this one. This is the third book in a series. I haven’t read the first two books but I think this works well as a stand alone. If I had read the other books, I may have been able to understand more of the dynamics in the relationships of the main characters. Gwen Procter is the ex-wife of a viscous serial killer. After he was caught, many believed she was not only complicit but also aided him in his crimes. She was formally acquitted but there are still people that believe she’s a monster. This makes it very difficult for she and her kids to live a normal life. Her partner, Sam, helps her with the kids but he, too, has some secrets in his past. Many people in horrible situations contact Gwen asking for advice and she can’t help them all but she is drawn to help a young girl who has been accused of killing her mother. Lots of strange things are happening in this small town and soon, Gwen, Sam and the kids are in danger. It took a long time for me to get into this story and the tone was very dark. The story kind of gloomily plodded along until the last third of the book then it became so action packed, I was on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed the book but I seriously thought of abandoning it several times in the first half of the book. So many people are working unfairly against Gwen it was a little depressing but it did offer a new perspective on how people involved in violent crimes continue to be victimized whether they are guilty of a crime or not. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Ms-Hurst More than 1 year ago
I liked this book but there was a lot going on. By the end, it seemed almost too much was packed in together. There is a lot of background but it is explained enough throughout the story that not reading the first two books does not make this one that hard to follow. Gwen is trying to escape her past. Her ex-husband was a serial killer and a good number of people believe she is at least partially responsible for his crimes. While she is trying to keep her family safe, for some reason she decides to appear on television and get involved in the dangerous situations of others. It was a stretch to believe that the characters would have taken some of the actions they did and it was a stretch to believe any small town could be as messed up as Wolfhunter turned out to be. Oh, and there is a kidnapping in there, too.
ShayB81 More than 1 year ago
This is the third novel in the Stillhouse Lake series and it did not disappoint! In order to get the most from this book, I'd recommend reading the first two books first--they are both excellent reads as well. In this installment, Gwen is still dealing with the aftermath of her past while responding to a plea for help from a woman in Wolfhunter River. Gwen and her family travel to the town to try to help and the result is a fast-paced read that becomes near impossible to put down! *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*
Horsebranchjess More than 1 year ago
For action alone, Wolfhunter River deserves five stars. Gwen is a survivor as she's proven over and over. First her serial killer husband, then his victims families, and pretty much the rest of the world wants Gwen's head on a pike. Tough as nails and one fierce mother, Gwen will not let anything happen to her kids. She hates injustice and when people call her for help she does what she can but she never expected the results of phone call out of Wolfhunter. Like a train wreck you cannot look away from, Gwen and lover Sam's journey to help a teenager in Wolfhunter jets from one disaster to the next. The story quickly becomes one of survival when monsters appear everywhere and Gwen's cannot tell who to trust. Each page flip brings more fly by the seat of your pants action until your head is spinning with the probabilities that Gwen's family is either the luckiest or the unluckiest of survivors. Gwen kicks butt and takes names and Sam definitely isn't too shabby either. Wolfhunter River is an action-packed thriller that grabs you by the throat for pulse pounding excitement. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
Marta Cox More than 1 year ago
I hadn't expected a third book but I'm so glad the author followed her muse and returned to these characters. This book just like the first two is fast paced, dark and absolutely gripping. I personally would recommend reading this series in order as the progression and background of these characters adds so much. Gwen is a survivor and she's had to toughen up and become a person that her younger self wouldn't recognise. Her two children ( her babies always) have suffered too but always trust in Gwen and now Sam to protect them. This series brings home how scary it must be to be stalked, obsessed over and pursued by those who don't always have any connection to Gwen so yes I guess you could say"the crazies" . This book develops that theme as the past really does catch up but it's also about greed, collusion and good old fashioned nasty people. Gwen lived with a monster and never quite saw what was in front of her and now she learns that it's easy to be taken in by them because there are more out there than we realise. I absolutely love this series and cannot praise the author highly enough for her imaginative storylines and complex twisting plots. In this book you never quite know who Gwen can really trust and the edginess and pace just kept the tension ramped up. There are chapters told from different points of view to add to the readers journey but even then the shocks kept right on coming. A satisfying ending but there is scope yet for more and I for one sincerely hope that we get another glimpse into the lives of this family. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
paytonpuppy More than 1 year ago
A young girl is kidnapped, betrayed by someone who is supposed to protect her. Gwen Proctor, formerly Gina Royal is doing the best to create a normal life for her children after the death of her serial killer ex-husband, Melvin. Somehow even though he is dead, Melvin continues to interrupt their lives. She doesn’t know how she would survive without Sam Cade, her lover and brother of one of Melvin’s victims. When after lengthy discussions and promises made, Gwen agrees to appear on a show about her ex-husband. She wants to make clear, to those who are still interested in persecuting her and her children, that they knew nothing about his evil other life. As things go out of control, Gwen realizes that she has been ambushed by the show. Has she made things worse for her family? Gwen receives a plea for help from a woman in Wolfhunter, but arrives too late. Has Gwen been set up? What happened to the young girl that was kidnapped, is she still alive? Will Gwen be able to protect and save her children? A wonderful third book in this captivating series by Ms. Caine. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
Twicky More than 1 year ago
I received this ARC for an honest review. This was a new series to me. I heard about it, but never read it. I know it’s silly to start a series in the third book. I only got through the first chapter. Even though I was following the story line without any problems, I had to read the first two. I LOVED what I was reading. This is a unique story. I read the first two in two days. This series is about Gwen Proctor, Sam Cade, & Gwen’s two children Lanny and Connor. They are survivors of Gwen’s ex-husband who was a serial killer. Not going to give details BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO READ THIS SERIES! In this book, Gwen keeps getting phone calls for help from women who are in difficult situations (Not giving you more. Read the book) The latest call asking for help comes from a 15yr old girl whose mom called the day before and was found murdered. The police is pinning the murder on the daughter. Gwen feels guilty for not helping the mother so she goes to Wolfhunter Creek to help the daughter. A lot happens which I’m not going to tell you. YOU MUST READ THE BOOK! This series really pulls you in and you go through so much with the charters. I am so happy I gave this series a chance, and I can’t wait for the next one.
CapriciousNiteOwl More than 1 year ago
Third book in the Stillhouse Lake series, and once again it does not disappoint! I think Rachel Caine has me sold on her talent to write fast-paced, heart-pounding, action packed psychological thrillers. Yes, this book started slow, but oh man did it take a turn, and had me turning pages with my cheeks flushed from all the emotions. I just love Gwen and her kids! They are smart, courageous, intuitive, and so determined to get through all the obstacles in their way. The strong bond they share and the love for each other is a force to reckon with. Add Sam to the mix and there is nothing out there that will be able to defeat this team. I am definitely looking forward to the forth book in the series. Thank you NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer, and the author, Rachel Caine, for giving me an opportunity to read this exhilarating book in exchange for my honest opinion.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
You can’t run from your past. In today’s world of instant communication lies spread faster than the truth. In this third installment we see Gwen still doing whatever she can to stem the tide of hate and protecting her children. She is starting to let others in when a ghost from the past returns. To escape Gwen takes on someone else’s problems and we are caught up in the whirlwind that is Gwen’s life. This is a terrifically twisted tale that will keep you guessing and flipping pages through the very end.
Jesssquire More than 1 year ago
Gwen Proctor can't stop being targeted by the following: 1) misplaced hatred; 2) bullying; 3) serial killers; 4) conspiracy theorist whack jobs; and 5) her own conscience. I really loved this installment of the Stillhouse Lake series. It brought us to Wolfhunter River, a town with a soul even darker than Stillhouse Lake. Gwen and family flee Stillhouse Lake just as their lives are thrown into the public eye again, using the opportunity to help a W.R. resident as a worthy excuse. The Proctor gang, and Sam, are faced with more evil than they imagined, as they discover a wide web of deceit, conspiracy, and greed. Rachel Caine did a great job of weaving Gwen's past with the present. She found an almost perfect balance between the two, leaving the reader with a thorough understanding of each character's motivations throughout the book. I wouldn't recommend any of these books as a standalone novel. You really need to read them in order to get the full feeling I get from these books. There are two negatives: first, the conflict between Gwen and Sam is ridiculous. Without providing a spoiler, I'll say that I think the author was really reaching here. Second, the resolution of one of the major themes in these stories was way too convenient. More reaching by Caine. I think she may have gotten so tied up with Wolfhunter River that she neglected Stillhouse Lake a bit. This is where the balance was imperfect, and I think it could have been resolved with a few more lines in the epilogue.