Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Title: Killman Creek
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Book Two in the Stillhouse Lake Series
Published By: Thomas and Mercer (December 12, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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 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. 






I was intrigued after reading Stillhouse Lake where Cain would take the next installment. With a murderer on the lose and her life and children's lives in danger, there wasn't a lot of options for Gwen other than to take charge, not be a victim and to fight back.

And fight back she did.

This time told in alternating point of views, we get a deeper, maybe even darker look into the minds and hearts of those being haunted and hunted down by a man so ruthless and so evil, it will make your spine tingle.

I absolutely loved this and yet, I hated it too. I was so very mad, at everyone while reading this. The characters doubts in one another, the betrayal, the deceit and outright lies. I was so angry at the people that was making it all happen. That was egging it all on. How sick and twisted they were. It was...awful to say the least and horrific to less describe the horribleness of it all. 

It was disgusting. And I loved every intense thrilling moment of it.

Once again Caine shows that she really is a fabulous writer, in whatever genre she chooses to write. I couldn't of asked for a more intense action packed story if I tried and truly ended perfectly. Not a perfect happily ever after, but a very realistic, slow building future of what ifs and maybes. 



*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

40 comments:

  1. It looks good there! I want to try book 1!

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  2. Sounds like a very good story! Sometimes I love it when a book got alternating point of views. It usually gives more depth to the story.

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    1. Definitely! I use to not like it but I do once in a while, especially in a mystery or romance.

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  3. I skimmed, since I will be listening to the audio. Glad to see this delves deeper :)

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    1. I didn't give any spoilers. ;) But yes, it does and I think this was only a duology but open ending or not, I was happy with the more in depth look at things and the way it ended.

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  4. Hmm she's been on my radar I think I may have found a new series! thanks Kindlemom

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    1. Her books are so good Debbie, definitely try one!

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  5. Sounds intense, but I love intense. lol I still need to read the first but I'm glad you really liked this one.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  6. oh man I just got this book in the mail last week :D cannot wait!!

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  7. I have the first book and can't wait to start the series!! Glad you enjoyed this one!

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    1. Thanks Grace, I hope you like Stillhouse Lake!

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  8. I have this one on my list. I cannot wait to get to it.

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  9. Ohhh it's told in alternating POVs? Nice. Hopefully I can get to it soon.

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    1. Yep, it's done a bit differently from the first one but I liked it once I got use to it.

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    1. You should, they really are fun, both in this genre, her YA and her PNRs.

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  11. Ooh I love the cover on this one, just like I did the previous book. So atmospheric. And the story itself- wow. sounds super intense but good too! Pretty good combo. :)

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    1. I really like the covers for this series as well!

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  12. This sounds perfectly disgusting! LOL Yea, you have me totally curious about this one!

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  13. I like her Great Library series, though I still need to read Ash and Quill, but I never read any of her adult books. I haven't read an adult thriller in a while. Maybe I should give this one a shot. Looks like there will be a third book called Wolfhunter River out in 2018 according to Amazon.

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    1. Oh interesting I didn't know that, yay! I would really love to see more in this world, it is so interesting! I lover her Great Library series, it is a favorite of mine!

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  14. Oh my gosh. Sounds like something I will enjoy too. I'll definitely add this to my list. Awesome review!

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    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  15. I don't usually like having the POV of the killer or the sick and twisted, but I guess it worked out here. Glad you were happy with the ending even if it wasn't perfect. I'll be picking this up soon. Wonderful review! :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! It really didn't have a lot from the killer's perspective, mostly it was from the other characters.

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  16. I've not come across this series before, but I love the different emotions that it bought out in you. So glad that you were able to enjoy this one!

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  17. I haven´t read any book from this author.
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  18. I have the first book on my kindle but have not gotten around to reading it as yet. The series sounds good. Great review.

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  19. Good to know that book two was not a let down and really got you deep in the darkness of the story.

    Great review!

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  20. She really is fantastic. I have these sitting on my kindle :)

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    1. She is and I really hope you love them both Anna!

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