Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Release Date: July 2017
After her husband calls and asks her to pick up their kids from school, Gina Royal has no clue that her loving family is about to be torn to shreds. She and the kids arrive home to find their house surrounded. A drunk driver crashed into their garage, which is her husband's private workshop that's always kept locked. There, the body of a young woman is found hanging from the rafters. Her husband's acts as a serial killer and revealed, and no one believes Gina couldn't have known.
After spending a year in jail awaiting trial as an accomplice, Gina is finally exonerated. She honestly never had a clue, but few believe her. Since then, she and her children have been on the run. The threats are numerous, and she'll do anything to keep her son and daughter safe.
In a cottage on the shores of Stillhouse Lake, Gina, now Gwen, finally thinks they will be able to start anew. That is until a body is found. Gwen knows she's no longer safe, and she has no idea who she can trust to help her.
Strengths and Weaknesses
I never found it hard to determine the bad guy's identity. That said, the creep factor in this book always had me on the edge of my seat. There's no guessing when something bad is about to happen.
The author's pace never slowed. From the start, the story moves swiftly from start to finish. If you're looking for a book that's high on suspense and tension, don't miss Stillhouse Lake.
RTR's Bottom Line
I'm so glad the second book is out next month. I was addicted to the story in Stillhouse Lake, even if I'd pegged the bad guy from the start. This book is intense and definitely won't be forgotten soon.