Heartbreak Bay (Stillhouse Lake #5) by Rachel Caine #BookReview #Mystery #Thriller #rachelcaine #Heartbreakbay @NetGalley @AmazonPub @rachelcaine

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Heartbreak Bay left me with a breaking heart. It is absolutely distressing to know that there wouldn’t be any more books by this talented author! May her soul rest in peace!

It was pure chance that I started with the Still House Lake series in Kindle Unlimited and ever since then, I have been hooked into it like never before. It could be because I have never read any other books that gave me a perspective of the family of a serial killer. The harrowing and traumatic experience of never getting away from the shadow of doubt that the wife would have known was brilliantly explored by the author in this series. She also gave me a new perspective on how destructive trolls can be and what agony it is to circumvent the sludge and muck that would cling onto you for just being in a relationship with a man of horror.

There’s also the whole psychopathic level that Rachel Caine successfully builds that creates outright revulsion in a reader. I would have been happy with Gwen Proctor finally finding some semblance of peace with Sam and her kids but it is also painful to know that there wouldn’t be any more adventures from their end.

Heartbreak Bay, book #5 in the Still House Lake series, has once again surpassed all my expectations. The opening scene with the death of two little girls still strapped into their seats was too gruesome to contemplate. The chapters alternate between Gwen, Sam, and for a change also thru Kezia, the detective of Norton Police Department and Gwen’s friend.  The enemy is a ghost who has become the puppeteer, his only wish to destroy Gwen once and for all. As Kezia and Gwen fight against insurmountable odds, the house of horror literally, is just waiting to explode.

Heartbreak Bay is an extremely gripping, fast-paced read with heart in the mouth final chapters that are sure to give me nightmares.

Highly recommended to read the series in order so that one can understand the nuances of each character and their growth.

They’re hunting a killer so silent, so invisible, that his unspeakable crimes are the only proof he exists.

A car submerged in a remote pond. The bodies of two girls strapped into their seats. The mystery of their mother, vanished without a trace, leads Gwen Proctor and Kezia Claremont into dangerous territory.

On the surface, Gwen’s life is good—two children approaching adulthood, a committed partner, and a harrowing past dead and gone. But that past is attracting the attention of someone invisible…and unstoppable. Trouble’s just beginning. So is the body count in this backwoods Tennessee town.

As threats mount and Gwen’s hunted by an enemy who pulls all the strings, Kezia has her back. But working to solve these vicious and unreasonable crimes will expose them both to a killer they can’t for the life of them see coming.



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