My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thank You Net Galley for the chance to review Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine, the 3rd in the Stillhouse Lake series.
This series has been a revelation ‘coz we humans have a tendency to focus on the vile, so much that we forget the shadows of the monsters. Gwen Proctor, aka Gina Royal is the ex-wife to Melvin Royal the serial killer who has such long hands that he manages to terrorize his family even from the grave. Rachel Caine is an author who is on the pulse of the social media storm that seems to be the judge all and be all for every single thing out there be it true or false. The amount of fake news being spread, its horrendous and difficult to fathom for people who are actually being targeted in every form that the whole world mirrors a battlefield.
Gwen has fought her war and has managed to move on but there are still those that do not believe in her innocence and one of them a mother who has lost her daughter to Melvin is out to destroy everything that she holds dear. The action shifts to another small town called Wolfhunter where even the air seems filled with darkness.
I loved how the author has managed to instill the terror and the paranoia not knowing whom to trust and how Sam, Lanny and Connor all pitch in, every way possible to win the war. Awesome work again! I had half a mind to let Gwen be, but after reading this superb thriller wouldn’t mind reading more of the family adventures.
She can’t ignore a cry for help. But in this remote hunting town, it’s open season.
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…