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Series: Stillhouse Lake #2
Published by Thomas & Mercer on December 12, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Travel
Source: Amazon, Audible, Purchase
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.
I really, really and I mean I really liked Stillhouse Lake. I liked it so much that I now have quite a few people in my office at work reading Stillhouse Lake right now. So, it should be no surprise, I was super excited to read the sequel Killman Creek. Killman Creek took off right where the Stillhouse Lake left off. Gwen is on the run and searching for her ex-husband now that he has escaped prison. With the help of Sam, Gwen decides to go after him. Of course, that is what you do when you don’t want to be on the run hiding from your serial killer crazed ex-husband. Just like the first book Killman Creek is filled with creepy characters and thrilling escapes. I am definitely rounding up on this one because it did feel like more of a 3.5 read. Only because, it took me quite some time to really get into this book but once I did then I felt the same thrilling magic I felt for Stillhouse Lake.
One of things that made Killman Creek really standout from the first book is that it is told in multiple points of view. I liked how the audiobook accommodated for all the points of view with different actors for the charter telling that part of the story. It really added that wow factor and made the story even more addicting. I definitely enjoyed how the actors brought the story to life.
In Stillhouse Lake the only character point of view is Gwen’s. In Killman Creek the story is told from her daughter’s POV, her son’ POV and Sam (her friend and brother to one of Melvin’s victim). It was nice to see how Melvin the husband, the father, and the monster was seen through other people’s eyes. The beginning of this book was a bit slow. There was a lot of searching and set up for the climatic show down at the end. I did feel that some of the beginning was bit filler. But, man oh man, when this book took off I couldn’t stop listening. Gwen and her gang of sidekicks are kickass usual. I don’t want to give more than that away because it better to not know anything more. Just know that if you liked Stillhouse Lake you will like Killman Creek. I am definitely invested in Gwen Proctor, family, and her sidekicks. I think there might be more in store for Gwen, or maybe that is just wishful thinking. These books have definitely become an auto read for me and I need more.