Rachel Caine did an amazing job writing Stillhouse Lake. From the very first page she had my attention and I could not put this book down. The characters were unique and I felt a connection to them. You want to talk about a strong mother who will do anything to protect her children, well Gina takes that to the bank. She’s tough, strong, caring, fearful and just wants her kids to be safe.
When she finds out her husband is a serial killer, courtesy of a guy running his car into their garage, her whole world come apart. She’ll have to do what she can to protect the rest of her little family and though most it might be illegal, it’s the only thing she’s got. When they finally end up in a place where she thinks they can settle down, she is proved that no matter how long you run or hide, trouble will always find you.
Gwen teaches her kids that value of keeping in shape, running, always being on alert and above all, protect each other. Though her kids think she’s crazy and overreacting, they soon find out that it’s not the case. In a way I was glad that what happened ed did because it showed her kids that she had a right to be worried. It showed them she wasn't crazy and just making things up. She had a reason for doing the things she did. Gwen was hit from all sides and she still has a battle ahead of her.
This battle will continue in the next book: Killman Creek; which I can’t wait to read.
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.