Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)

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...


Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1) Reviews

Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
Chelsea Humphrey

This was exciting from beginning to end! I love this spin on the typical serial killer thriller; here, we see the focus on the family the monster left behind. My nerves constantly ramped up as the tension grew; this was compulsive reading at its finest and I'm so glad I was able to snag this with my Kindle Unlimited membership. I was a bit surprised to see so many typos and formatting issues though; I don't read enough finished ebook copies to know if maybe this is normal? Anyway, it wasn't enou ...more

Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
Sarah Joint

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
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Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
L.A. Starks

Exceptional, nonstop suspense from an experienced author (Rachel Caine is a pseudonym). There are so many ways this plot could have been made trite or shallow, and none of them show up.

When readers start the story, one disbelieves the protagonist's naivete. Yet for the rest of the book, the protagonist describes her boomerang reactions especially to protect her children, and the horrific online fallout. Along with the reader, she self-examines again and again the question of her guilt exactly o
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Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
Suzanne

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
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Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
Susanne Strong

5 Stars!

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,
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Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
Rachel Hall

3.5 stars

I confess to approaching Stillhouse Lake with caution knowing of the authors long association with urban fantasy novels which is not a genre that appeals to me in the slightest. Thankfully though, Stillhouse Lake is a straight up thriller devoid of paranormal elements and with a grandstand finish that stays very much on terra firma, well apart from the odd body turning up in the lake that is! The premise of the novel is outrageously over the top and amusingly far-fetched, and along with
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Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
Sheri

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!

Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨

Five extremely intense stars!!!

Cannot even imagine being married to a serial killer.... how could you not question your judgment from that point on? How could you ever trust anybody else again? How could you ever feel safe?

The author did an absolutely amazing job of putting you in Gina/Gwen‘s head for the duration of this book.... I felt just as paranoid and on edge as Gina/Gwen did.... this book was extremely hard to put down, I just needed to know what was going to happen to this family next..
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