"Killman Creek" is the second book to Stillhouse Lake and I loved it. The fire and lengths Gwen went through to protect her kids is awe inspiring. I have loved Gwen since the first book and was excited when I found out there would be a second. "Killman Creek" leaves off 12 days from where Stillhouse Lake ended. Gwen is trying to get her kids, Lanny and Connor situated and taken care of before she need to do what needs to get done.
I loved that it had all points of views in this one, Stillhouse Lake was entirely in Gwen’s. Not only do you get to hear Gwen's side of things but you get to follow the situation from Lanny, Connor and Sam’s point of views as well. Which was great and it let me know more about the characters, which I loved. Naturally the kids are confused, they don’t know entirely what’s going on and they have outside forces that are trying to turn them against their mother. Each teen goes through their own secrets and each secret has the potential to do them harm and put their family in danger.
When “new” evidence comes to light things get really hard for Gwen but I think it only made her more determined. In Gwen’s mind as long as her kids were safe, she didn't care what happened to her. In the battle between Gwen and Melvin, lives could be destroyed or given a new future to look forward to. I could not stop reading "Killman Creek" and I highly, highly recommend it.
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.