Friday, February 9, 2018

Stillhouse Lake (Rachel Caine)

Stillhouse Lake- Rachel Caine
I honestly don't remember getting this book. I think it was my Kindle First choice at some point, maybe? I dunno. But it sat around in my queue for like, forever. That's a shame, because DAMN is it GOOD!

This was my first read from Rachel Caine, and her style is fantastic. The flow of the story was smooth and kept me wanting to know what the next event was going to be.

The premise is simple: mom and daughter on the run from Daddy Dearest.  I initially thought this was going to be an interesting look at what life is like for the family of a human monster, a serial killer. But instead it was only kind of that. It was (of course, because it's a book so they obviously have to be dramatic) more dramatic than that. This particular monster has far reaching influence and wants his wife to pay for not standing by him.

But THEN things get weird. Similar circumstances to Daddy Dearest's MO start to happen in the new town. And as they become more nervous because of these goings on, their cover story starts to unravel.

This really is one of those books that kept me hooked until the very end. I will warn you, however, that it is part of a series, and ends with a cliff hanger.

So overall:

The Book

The Writing


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