Killman Creek Book Cover Killman Creek
Stillhouse Lake Series (Book 2)
Rachel Caine
Thomas & Mercer
December 12, 2017

Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he’s not going away.

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn’t over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text…

You’re not safe anywhere now.

Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has become a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin’s victims, Gwen is going hunting. She’s learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.

But what she’s up against is beyond anything she feared—a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die.

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Killman Creek is the conclusion to the story of a mom desperate to protect her two children from their murderous father and the internet trolls who want to harm them. Their fake identities have been exposed to their small community of Stillhouse Lake. Now that Melvin Royal is escaped from prison, Gwen must decide just how far she’ll go to protect her kids from their father.

Who is Absalom? Just how far into the dark web does Absalom reach?

keyboard gif Melvin Royal shouldn’t have such a handle on Gwen’s life and location, yet thanks to his connection with Absalom he always finds her on her disposable phones. The FBI wants to catch Royal and Absalom but they’re burdened with too many cases. Gwen and Sam find themselves on a rough and highly dangerous mission to catch Royal themselves.

The lives of two innocent children really pulls at your heart strings in Killman Creek. Rachel Caine takes us inside the minds of Gwen, Sam and each of the kids. Each chapter changes characters and their individual experiences give the reader a stronger connection to the story.

Naturally, if you read Stillhouse Lake you MUST complete the story with Killman Creek.

Rachel Caine provides emotional connections that feel very real to the reader. At one point Gwen is reflecting on her need to be with her children that she carried in her womb and those words transferred me into the bond I feel with my own kids. This carried me into the story and made me feel what Gwen was feeling.

I leave you with this warning, no one is completely safe from harm in Killman Creek. Some authors spare their favorite characters from true harm with a couple close calls and near misses. Caine tells stories that are much riskier. This story will have you clutching the book tightly as you worry about the kids and every other good person. It’s worth it.

Killman Creek by Rachel Caine