Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
Also by this author: Stillhouse Lake
Series: Stillhouse Lake #2
Also in this series: Stillhouse Lake
Published by Thomas & Mercer
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Thriller/Suspense
Format: eBook, Audiobook
Read in: November 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads, COYER
Source: Personal Collection
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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. - via GoodReads
Killman Creek by Rachel Caine was picked for November COYER book club. I was so thrilled to be able to continue this series and to be able to talk about it with others! We read Stillhouse Lake for the May book club.
This book was so good!! I was so stressed throughout this whole book. There was a lot of depth to this book. Just when I thought it was about one thing it turned out to be about something else. Or there was just a new part to take into consideration.
There was one part that really frustrated me. One of the character’s moral character is pulled into question. Another character who has no real love for her defends her with logic and everyone else (the people closest to her) is like “Yeah….but.” and continues to question it.
Oh man is Melvin one twisted man. The levels of depravity he went through. You think you’ve hit the bottom and then there’s like four more levels of bottom. Killman Creek was really intense and honestly it’s because of the sheer number of bad people surrounding the main characters.
Killman Creek is told from multiple points of view and I think it was sheer brilliance on Caine’s part. It opened up storylines and helped build suspense. All of the characters (outside of Melvin and crew) were fantastic. I loved spending time with them! Melvin and crew were fantastically awful characters. Characters you felt really good about hating passionately.
I’ll definitely be continuing the series! It also makes me more keenly aware of the loss of Rachel Caine. It’s bittersweet but her legacy lives on in the hearts of her books and readers.
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- 2020 GoodReads