Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Book Three in the Stillhouse Lake Series
Published By: Thomas and Mercer (April 23, 2019)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!
She can’t ignore a cry for help. But in this remote hunting town, it’s open season.
Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she can’t seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isn’t an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids.
But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead—her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except that’s not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.
But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…
With all that transpired in book two, I was really curious where else this story could go. How Caine would carry the rest of the story line and more importantly, what other horrors could possible be in store for Gwen and her children.
I didn't have anything to worry about, Caine more than made not only this story entertaining, but it's own story separate from the others and yet, not at all separate. We still get Marvin torturing them all in only a way he could and yet there is a new mystery that makes the story line entirely new and fresh as well.
Throw in crazy stalkers, Marvin's fans, and obsessed family members of the victims and you have one heck of a story that is not only easy to fall right back into but completely enjoyable.
Not only were the characters more fleshed out but other things were revealed as well about them, their past and of course the horror that will always remain with them of what Marvin did and continues to do to them when it shouldn't even be possible.
All in all, a very pleasing, very entertaining read that kept me interested and turning the pages.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*