Tuesday, May 12, 2020

#Audible Review of Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Ever since I started Rachel Caine's Stillhouse Lake series I've been devouring them, today I'm sharing my review of Killman Creek, Stillhouse Lake #2.

ASIN: B0773WNP48
Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Release Date: 12-17-2017

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Stillhouse Lake #2
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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 be-come 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 any-thing 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.

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My Review:

Killman Creek
Rachel Caine

Boys and Girls if you thought book one was chilling get ready for one heck of a suspenseful thrill ride with book two, it’s filled with so many twists and turns that readers won’t know what hit them.  In book 2 readers find Gwen this reinvented woman, a vigilante by necessity who will go through anyone to protect her children a real star, but also in this installment Rachel gives more of a voice to the kids, Conner and Lannie and to Sam that gives readers a deeper insight into what makes these characters tick. And oh boy the bad guys are unbelievably degraded and their numbers grow exponentially in book two. All in all it’s one heck of an unexpected wild ride.
The added narrators are fabulous it’s the perfect way to enjoy this book.
After learning her serial killer ex-husband successfully escaped from prison and that the hacker she thought was helping her was really selling her out Gwen Proctor leaves her children with trusted friends and she and Sam Cade take off to find her ex before he finds them. They didn’t count on a snuff film starring Gwen as her previous self Gina Royal to show up showing Gina helping her ex. Gwen knows they’re fake but Sam and the FBI friend whose helping them aren’t so sure that she’s innocent and wonders if she’s just that good of an actress and they’ve been played all along.
Connor has a secret, he knows it's a bad secret the bad guy who kidnapped him and his sister gave him a phone from his dad. He knows he should tell someone but he misses his dad so much that maybe he’ll risk just one call. Then his dad sends him a bad video of his mom and all at once his world turns upside down.
Lannie misses her friends especially her BFF and now that the nasty video has surfaced proving her mom is just as much of a monster as her dad she feels especially lonely with no one to turn to.

About the author:
Rachel Caine is the NYT, USA Today, and #1 WSJ bestselling author of more than 50 books in several categories and genres, including adult thriller and adult urban fantasy/SF as well as books for young adults ages twelve to eighteen.
She is the winner of several national awards, and most recently was a finalist in both the International Thriller Writers awards and the Killer Nashville awards for her debut thriller novel Stillhouse Lake.

Rachel is available for school and library appearances, as well as professional conferences and convention appearances. Please use the contact form to request appearances, charitable donations, or for any correspondence.


  1. I devoured this book, great review! I just love this series!

  2. I have this book on my TBR, but I just can't seem to get to it. So many books, too little time. :)

  3. Sounds really good... except for the bad guys!!

  4. This series sounds fantastic! I have it on my TBR. I'm glad you're loving it Debbie!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. This one sounds like a thrilling read! Hugs, RO

  6. This installment sounds amazing!

  7. Yikes! Another series that I can't wait to take for a spin. :)

  8. I really want to try a Caine one

  9. This whole series just tugs at my heart strings. This poor family and all they've been through!