What I’m Reading: Stillhouse Lake

I just finished up the audio book Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine.  This book was being offered at Audible for a reduced price so I grabbed it.  I like murder suspense books so this one looked like it might be good.  It was listed as the first book in a series so that sounded good too.  Maybe I had stumbled on something I would end up really liking!

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All in all I liked the book.  Maybe I’m a little naive but I found it a little far fetched that people would come after this mom and family after she was acquitted of being involved with her husband and the murder of girls.  Do people really stalk and creep on people after they’ve been acquitted?  I finally decided to just give in and believe that there really are sickos out there who would go to such extremes.   After I quit questioning that, I like the book a lot.  It was suspenseful.  It did keep me guessing.  I had a first instinct…then there were a few suspects in between and then in the end, it was the first person I suspected.  The second guessing makes the book fun.

Here’s what Amazon had to say: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.”

Amazon readers say 4.5 stars.  I think 4.2 might be better in line with me.  Again, I didn’t think it was so necessary for the family to run and keep running.

I’m off to see if I can find the audio version of book #2 of the series…Killman Creek.

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