Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Stillhouse Lake

Book: Stillhouse Lake
Series: Stillhouse Lake #1
Author: Rachel Caine

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.-Goodreads

Review: Gina Royal is a stay-at-home mom with two children and a doting husband when her world crumbles around her. A drunk driver rams into their garage revealing a dead body of a young woman hanging from the ceiling. Unbeknownst to Gina, her husband is a serial killer who has been killing and mutilating young women in his garage 'work shop' that he only had access to. After being put on trial as an accessory to murder and exonerated, Gina is ready to move on with her life. But there are many people who believe she helped her husband and stalk her online and threaten her children. Forced to change their names multiple times and keep moving, Gwen, thinks she's found a place to settle down in Stillhouse Lake. Things seems to be going okay until a body is found in the lake. 

This book started off with a BANG! It was an excellent opening and I was definitely hooked. Forced to reinvent herself and protect her children, Gwen is an extremely harsh personality. While I understood her fears and desires to keep everyone safe, she was very hard to warm to as a person. 

Overall, I liked the overall plot of this book and the pacing. 

Grade: 3/5

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