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Stillhouse Lake

Stillhouse Lake

Written by Rachel Caine

Narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith


Stillhouse Lake

Written by Rachel Caine

Narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith

ratings:
4.5/5 (984 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Jul 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781536662177
Format:
Audiobook

Description

An Amazon Charts and USA Today bestseller.

Gina Royal is the definition of average -- a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband's secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor -- the 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 husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace.

But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake -- and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed -- or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: she's learned how to fight evil. And she'll never stop.

Released:
Jul 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781536662177
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Rachel Caine is the #1 internationally bestselling author of almost fifty novels, including the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires young adult series. Her novel Prince of Shadows won multiple awards, including being named to the Spirit of Texas Reading List, and most recently, Ink and Bone, the first of her Great Library series, is an international bestseller and critical success, and winner of multiple nominations and awards, including being named to the Lone Star List by the Texas Library Association.



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  • (4/5)
    Stillhouse Lake by Rachel CaineA gripping thriller with a psycho killer premise. And the sickos that follow. First in a series.A resolution of sorts but a definite cliffhanger that will make you want to start the second book immediately. A bit scary in the end.How do people like this exist?I alternated between the audio, ebook and paperback. Excerpt: “Darkness already has a firm hold as I make the turn on the road out to Stillhouse Lake. I go too fast, speeding around the inky turns, hoping no one is walking this path tonight, or driving with lights off. They aren’t. It’s quiet, and I pull into my driveway with a sense of relief, which is paradoxical because this home, this sanctuary, isn’t safe anymore. It’s an illusion. It’s always been an illusion.”Excerpt from Stillhouse Lake by Rachel CaineI received an early copy from Amazon Publishing. I subsequently bought a paperback and audiobook version.
  • (4/5)
    What a page turner! Thrilling story that I couldn't put down. Has some creepiness, a psycho ex husband who is a serial killer, and really well done. Had to read it along with the second one in two days.
  • (4/5)
    This was a page turner for me! I loved the characters and instantly got sucked into the world and didn't want to put it down!
  • (4/5)
    Gina Royal is a shy, average Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. All of this is shattered when a drunk driver crashes into their garage and reveals the horror of her husband, Mel Royal, serial killer. Her once idyllic life is shattered. The family members of his victims refuse to believe in Gina’s innocence even though she was exonerated. Now, she is on the run changing identification and places to keep the Internet trolls in check and to safeguard her children. She has finally found some solace by Stillnoise Lake. She still trusts no one, but wants to give her children as normal a life as possible.
  • (5/5)
    OMG!! I have just finished reading this book about 20 minutes ago and my heart is still pounding out of my chest. A woman (Gina/Gwen) with two children, ages 14 and 11, on the constant run from her ex (Mel Royal, a serial killer with a sick following who is reaching out from jail to find her), the victim's families (who want to see her blood) and the ever increasing psycho's who think she helped her husband in killing these women who are constantly chatting and leaving messages about where she has been seen last. Together with their constant bantering about what should be done with to her, keeps Gina/Gwen on her toes and on a constant run with her children.It's been 4 years that she has been on the run and no one has really got very close to her. She's not letting her guard down. She's found a place on a lake and thinks that maybe this time they can stop and breathe for a while. She secures the house with alarms and cameras. The house has an extra bonus of a panic room. Her children are highly aware of the constant vigilance they must assume. Although, they are really getting tired of it. No social media, no smartphones, really no friends and on the constant move.But, are they really safe? Even though, like I said, my heart is still pounding and did for most of this book, (this may not be the book for those with weak tickers) I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I hardly even lifted my head up while reading this book. I could not! It was so intense!Naturally, this is one you don't want to start or even be half way through late in the evening, unless your job will let you call in "dead tired" because this book will keep you up!I received this book from Amazon as a bonus for being a prime member. It was considered my free book of the month for June.
  • (4/5)
    Intense, suspenseful, and empowering novel. Living in a world where you can't trust anyone and second guess every step you make, the protagonist still persists and her journey, her passion for protecting her children and her family, and her will to keep moving forward are so admirable despite all of the setbacks and trust mistakes she makes throughout the book. This book will keep you second-guessing. I felt like I was right there in the small town, imagining every detail about the scene. I recommend this book to anyone that wants to read a suspenseful thriller that is not your predictable killer and prey book, and I can't wait for the second book to come out in December.