Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Posted January 14, 2018 | 34 Comments

Killman Creek by Rachel CaineKillman Creek
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Stillhouse Lake #2
Published by: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: December 12, 2017
Format: eARC
Pages: 348
Source: Publisher

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 become 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 anything 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.

What a great sequel! I enjoyed Stillhouse Lake and thought the author did a good job, but I feel Killman Creek is even better. With the way Stillhouse Lake ended, you just knew things were going to get crazy. Caine definitely delivered.

After years of being on the run with her kids, the hunted becomes the huntress. While determined to put her serial killer ex-husband down like the sick bastard he is, she is swept up in something far more sinister and demented than she could’ve ever imagined. The depravity runs deep, taking us on a dark and thrilling ride.

I found myself enraged for Gwen’s sake and wanting to go all Wonder Woman for truth, justice, and to just plain kick ass. Gwen held it down though! Unlike the first book, this is told from four perspectives – Gwen, Sam, Lanny, and Connor. I wasn’t sure about this move at first, but it actually brought the story together really well and only added to the intensity.

Overall this is a wonderfully disturbing must-read!

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34 responses to “Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

  1. I love when series just keep getting better! And I’m intrigued by what all this depravity is. Adding in POVs in sequels can be very hit-or-miss, glad it worked in this one!

  2. I have been hearing great things about this series. It is good that you enjoyed it, which makes me inclined to try the series. Great review.

    • Christy

      I’d say it’s more disturbing than scary … but then again, it’s scary to know there really are psychos out in the world like those in the book. 😀

  3. Have you read other Rachel Caine?? May I recommend EVERYTHING by her? I’ve JUST bought the Stillhouse and I’m gonna read it, even though it’s not my usual genre b/c y’all love these books so much 🙂 Great review!

    I HIGHLY recommend “Ill Wind” by Ms. Caine… one of the first books I read on my UF odyssey towards blogging. I actually have a signed print of the cover 😉

    • Christy

      Nope, only these two books. Actually, that isn’t true. I read a short story in an anthology several years ago that I believe revolved around the heroine of her Weather Warden series. I wanted to read her books since but never got around to it. One day? Sigh.

    • Christy

      Hmm … I don’t know. If you already like her books, I say go for it even if it is considered adult. I think it’s good regardless.

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