Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine
Series: Stillhouse Lake #3
Published by Thomas & Mercer on April 23, 2019
Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she can’t seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isn’t an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids.
But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead—her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except that’s not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.
But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…
This Stillhouse Lake series is a terrifying blur of survival. You need to read these in order. I wanted to read this as soon as I got it. I’m bummed it took me until last week.
At the end of Killman Creek, Gwen was in rough shape. I have to say she has amazing strength and intelligence. She works so hard to protect her family. Doing all the running, self defense training, shooting and other skills takes consistent dedication and has to be exhausting. I admire her tenacity. She protects her children mentally as well as physically, shielding them from the worst hate mongers and making sure they get counseling.
A perfect storm of a victim’s family going after the Proctors harder, another woman in trouble and a kidnapped child throw them all into dire circumstances again. Sam is part of their family but he has some secrets from the past. I can understand not sharing them when they would only hurt Gwen and are in the past. However, holding back once they become a current problem is not cool.
Wolfhunter River is a rough journey with a light at the end of the tunnel. I wasn’t sure where the series would go after the last book but I know where I hope they go now. Gwen may be taking on a new career which will bring plenty of strong women and exciting adventures in the future. Next year, Bitter Falls is expected in March.
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This sounds like such a good series and so many people tend to love it. I’m pretty sure I own at least the first two so I need to make time for them. It’s always a good sign when the third book in the series is still going strong.
I’m a huge fan of Rachel Caine and this series is more a suspense / thriller unlike the UF or YA fantasy but I love it. It’s quality work.
I’m hoping to get to this series at some point. I’m glad to see her stand strong through all this diversity she is getting even from the victims’ families toward her own.
She is stronger than I could manage. The character development is excellent.
It’s not a series I have tried yet but I would be curious to do so
It’s suspense or thriller so not perhaps in our everyday genre but it is one I often read with mysteries. It’s well-written.
I haven’t read this author but this sounds like a book that I might like.
I LOVE this author. She has 2 YA fantasy series I have read. She also has a more UF series which I want to read. I’ve enjoyed all books I have read by this author.
I have the first book and need to find some time to read it. The series sounds thrilling!
It is fast paced. It feels like the hits just keep coming. I love this series.
I enjoyed this one and look forward to the next. It was action-packed. The first book remains my favorite.
I have enjoyed them all. I think the first or second would be my favorite. This one is rather transitional. I’ll be excited to see how things go in the next round.
Excellent review, Anne? I had no idea a fourth book is planned, either.
Thank you. The initial story arc seems wrapped. The next book would start a bit of a new phase I think. Time will tell. I could be completely wrong about that.
Terrific review, Anne! I have wanted to read this series for a long time. Great to know about the audio because I may listen to them.
It’s a great series which is maybe more in my genres than yours? But I love the fast paced action with a hint of romance.
This series is high on my list to try. They sound so good.
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart
I got the first one Stillhouse Lake as a Prime First Read or whatever they were called then and loved it. I’ve just kept going. I enjoy everything I have read by Rachel Caine. I hope you do get a chance to enjoy it.
I did get this from Netgalley but I have to get the Audio because I listened to the first two and I will have to listen to the last. I love this series. Absolutely love Gwen!
Me too! I’m glad to hear the audio is good. I’ve been reading this one and like you I tend to stick with a format in a series. Usually. I’m doing half and half in the DD Ayres K9 series next month, just because that’s what I could get.