Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and hes 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 isnt over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text Youre 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 Melvins victims, Gwen is going hunting. Shes learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.But what shes up against is beyond anything she feareda 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....
|Title||:||Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake #2)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||348 pages|
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Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake #2) Reviews
“Nightmares aren’t frightening once you wake up. Memories are.”
After meeting the woman formerly known as Gina Royal and seeing her experiences at the mercy of ex-husband and serial killer, Melvin, in Stillhouse Lake I confess to having high expectations for a storming second encounter. Thankfully they were not only met but thoroughly surpassed by Rachel Caine, however this review does come with the same proviso that concluded my review of the first novel; namely that this is excellent eye-rollin ...more
Loved this 2nd book In Rachel Caine's "Stillhouse Lake" series!
Gwen Proctor saves her children from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his group of deranged accomplices. But it's not over. Not since Melvin escapes from prison.
Leaving her children protected with a well-armed neighbour, Gwen goes hunting. Oh Yes - she decides to become the hunter instead of the hunted. Gwen recruits Sam Cade, the brother of one of Melvin's victims and together they begin their search before Melvin can ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I had some trepidations before going into this book. I'd liked but not loved the previous novel 'Stillhouse Lake', but was intrigued enough to know more. I'm glad I did. This was a great dramatic thriller with some excellent characters and plot.
This follows almost directly from where Stillhouse Lake finished. Gwen Proctor, ex-wife of serial killer Melvin Royal, is trying desperately to keep her children safe while playing the hunt ...more
Melvin Royal stalks me in the brief darkness when I close my eyes. Blink, and he's on the street. Blink, and he's walking up the stairs of the motel to the second floor's open walkway. Blink, and he's outside the door. Listening.
Going into Killman Creek - the sequel to Stillhouse Lake - I wasn't that excited about it. I really enjoyed the first book but I figured, given how things were left at the end, this sequel would be a standard game of cat and mouse until eventually the bad guy was caught ...more
EXCERPT: ...she's someone's daughter.
She's standing on the balls of her feet, straining to keep her balance, because if she relaxes at all, the noose bites into her neck. It's deliberate and cruel and finely calculated, just like the tools hung on pegboard, arrayed in order on the walls. On the wooden workbench, toolboxes stand open to display wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers . . . all color-coded, aligned in precise rows in the drawers.
Precise in his barbarity.
There are two other people in the ...more
I was back and forth with my review for this book while I was reading it. At times I thought it could even be a 4 and at its worst I thought giving it a 1 might be too generous. Obviously the good outweighed the bad and entertained me enough to give it a solid three.
This review will contain some spoilers so if those bug you I suggest you stop reading here.
I'm not sure if this review will have any rhyme or reason. I doubt it will have any order. I just finished this book not even two minutes ago ...more
I thought I would have been happy with Stillhouse Lake, the first book in the series, being a stand alone book. Boy, was I wrong to think that. I would have missed out on continuing with Rachel Caine's writing.
Gwen Proctor and her two kids have been running and hiding from Melvin Royal for years. When events reveal that their safety was an illusion, Gwen changes from prey to hunter. Watch out, Melvin, right? Oh, no. Melvin has a few tricks yet to pull. He is a master manipulator, after all.
After devouring Stillhouse Lake in one sitting, I was so happy to have a copy of Killman Creek to read right away. I needed to know what was going to happen!!! SL was so good that I thought for sure KC wasn't going to top it. Boy was I wrong! The pacing is faster, the read is darker and good lawd, Rachel Caine, won't you give poor Gwen a break already?! **shakes fist**
Stillhouse Lake is from Gwen's perspective alone so we get a full on feel of her character and mindset and the author holds no pu ...more