Sunday, May 19, 2019

Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Title: Killman Creek
Series: Stillhouse Lake #2
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: December 12, 2017
Release Date: Thomas & Mercer

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.

The last third of Killman Creek was a pounding frenzy!

In the beginning, I wasn't sure where Rachel Caine was going with her story. The end of the first book finishes in a cliffhanger. Gwen, ex-husband, the well-known serial killer, Melvin Royal is on the loose. He has escaped prison and he's targetting Gwen and her children.

Gwen has to make a decision. Does she wait like a sitting duck or does she go on the offense and tries to find Melvin first. She decides on the later. She and Sam embarked in a trip to find Melvin. She leaves her children, Lanny and Connor behind in the care of her trusted friends.

Regretfully, Gwen's plan is always getting interrupted by Absalom and his croonies. Her enemies seem to always be one step ahead of her and Sam.

While Gwen is looking for Melvin, at home, her children are not safe despite good people trying to protect them. Gwen knows she must go back home but then a video surfaces that changes everything.

Killman Creek is written in multiple POV's. We have Gwen, Sam, Lanny and Connor narrating the book. It was a really good second installment. Like I said earlier, the last third of the book was incredible. Everything was moving in fast motion. I was scared for Gwen, Sam and the children. Melvin was nothing but an evil man. An evil man who didn't care if her children were collateral damage.

I was pleased with the end but I know there has to be more evil people lurking around for Gwen and her family.

The question is going to be who's going to try next to get to her.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

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