Gina Royal is the definition of averagea shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husbands secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctorthe ultimate warrior mom.With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husbands crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace.But just when shes starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lakeand threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposedor watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: shes learned how to fight evil. And shell never stop....
|Title||:||Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||286 pages|
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Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1) Reviews
In general, I'm picky about endings. A bad ending can ruin the whole book for me. But a good ending can definitely sell me the next book.
However, a blatant cliffhanger attempt to sell me the next book is what we have here, and it left me really not wanting to ever read anything by this author again.
But this is something I've seen before, and I just realized I'd seen it with this same publisher. Could it be that the editors are forcing the writers into this? Whatever happened to that good old pap ...more
"Everyone runs from the monster. Everyone except the monster slayer..."Yes!!! Our heroine is facing the unexpected consequences of her ex-husband's actions and they aren't pretty. In fact, they put her and her children at significant risk which means she is always in a proactive defense mode. Like she can't even breathe. She always has to stay one step ahead of any possible threat and her exhaustion is palpable. But her passion for her responsibility as a parent is even more tangible. I abs ...more
This is probably one of the best psychological thrillers I have read in a while. It had me questioning myself at every twist and turn. I was literally on the edge of my seat during the last three-quarters of the book. I could even feel the paranoia of the main character. Totally messed with my mind!!
Chilling, Thrilling and Wholly Satisfying.
Imagine waking up one day to find out that you don’t know the man you are married to. Worse yet, that he is a monster. And what’s even more horrifying? That you will never be safe after what he has done. This is the story of “Stillhouse Lake” - and boy is it one helluva ride.
On the day that Gina Royal comes home to find that a car has smashed into the garage, her life literally comes crashing down before her. Turns out her husband Melvin Royal, ...more
This was such an entertaining exploration into the idea of "not knowing who you married." Warning though - VERY gory and unsettling. We know that doesn't bother me, but I wanted to give you all a heads up. Video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hd2L...
A fast-paced and intense psychological thriller. Pulls you right in and doesn't let go. Who can be trusted? Is there anywhere that is safe?
I loved how strong and fierce Gwen was. She can definitely hold her own. Others are often destroyed by all that she has gone through. Had me thinking about what life is like for those left behind after a crime -- both the perpetrator's and the victim's families.
The ending sets you up perfectly for book two in the series. Can't wait to read it!
Quick, gripping read with a premise unlike anything else I'd ever read. I grew to love the main character as the book went on, even after being initially put off by her. The younger characters were realistically flawed and likeable. While I did manage to guess a bit of what was really going on, it was a wild and enjoyable ride. I'm definitely going to be watching out for the next in the series, which is released in December.
Gwen Proctor underwent a metamorphosis. Once she was Gina Royal, loyal a ...more
A breakneck pace and lots of serial killer chills!
I'm not a huge fan of serial killer reads, but with so many great reviews I purchased this one and read it straight through leaving all my other reads languishing until I finished!
Gina Royal is a shy housewife with two children she dotes on. She was living a normal life( so she thought) until one day she was confronted with her husbands "other" life and is forced to change her name and power up in order to protect her kids and herself!
I really l ...more