Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine @rachelcaine #Thomas&Mercer

Posted April 16, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 20 Comments

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 @rachelcaine   #Thomas&MercerWolfhunter River by Rachel Caine
Series: Stillhouse Lake #3
Published by Thomas & Mercer on April 23, 2019
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 330
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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.


About Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 45 novels to date, and many short stories, including fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, young adult fiction, mystery, thriller, and horror. Her notable series include The Morganville Vampires, Weather Warden, Revivalist, Red Letter Days, and Outcast Season novels. She graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her first short story was published in 1990, and her first novel in 1991.

After a long career in business (including working as an office manager, payroll manager, insurance investigator, web designer, graphic designer, and corporate communications executive) she began writing full time in 2009.

She and her husband, artist R. Cat Conrad, lived in Fort Worth, Texas. She passed away November 1, 2020 from cancer.

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Posted April 16, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 20 Comments

20 responses to “Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

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    • 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.