Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2) by Rachel Caine

Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)

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 c...

Details Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)

TitleKillman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)
Release DateDec 12th, 2017
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Fiction

Reviews Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)

  • Emily May
    Melvin Royal stalks me in the brief darkness when I close my eyes. Blink, and he's on the street. Blink, and he's walking up the stairs of the motel to the second floor's open walkway. Blink, and he's outside the door. Listening.Going into Killman Creek - the sequel to Stillhouse Lake - I wasn't that excited about it. I really enjoyed the first book but I figured, given how things were left at the end, this sequel would be a standard game of cat ...
  • Marialyce
    Calling all those readers who love thrillers, tense drama, family love, and chills down your spine. This was a book that had it all. The action, the motivation, the characters kept pushing themselves forth in your mind until you felt exactly what it was they were feeling and doing. While you may think that this could never happen, just remember too that " A psychopath is born every 47 seconds.” (Kent A. Kiehl)Gwen was married to a killer, a psy...
  • Sarah
    An amazing second book in an already awesome series. This book continues the visceral physical reactions, and broke my heart for every single character in it. (Except Melvin Royal, because SCREW YOU MEL!) I cannot wait to see where Caine takes Gwen next.
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    A thrilling conclusion to an epic little thriller duology. Where I found the first book lacking, this one definitely made up for it. These are the types of books you read in one sitting, completely glued to the pages, dying to know who's behind it all and what's going to happen. I highly recommend this duology if you can handle a lot of gore and creepy serial killers. Also, this book has a dog in it, so I'M HERE FOR IT. Thanks to Netgalley for pr...
  • Jennifer
    4.5/5 starsKillman Creek is the sequel (and seemingly the conclusion) to Stillhouse Lake.This book is a mystery/thriller.In the first book the mystery was solved. However there was another part of the story that was left open. And Stillhouse Lake ended with a bang. So I absolutely could not wait to get my hands on Killman Creek.The author does recap what happened in book one. However it is very clear that before reading Killman Creek that you are...
  • Mandy White
    I absolutely loved Stillhouse Lake and could not wait to read this follow up after that cliffhanger ending!! It certainly did not disappoint. Gwen is determined not to let her murdering ex husband win and sets out to end it once and for all.. put herself and her family in danger. I am sad that it is over but loved the journey! Big thanks to Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer for an advance copy of this book to read and review
  • Christy
    I was a huge fan of Stillhouse Lake and have been recommending it as my top suspense read this year! Now, thanks to Netgalley, I was able to read her upcoming sequel! Gina’s serial killer ex-husband has escaped from prison and back on the trail to hunt her down. This time, she is determined to become the predator in his game and find him before he finds her or their children. He has his entourage to help him. While her children are in hiding, s...
  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    The battle may have been won at Stillhouse Creek but the war is still to come and Gwen may lose it all, against the monster she was married to, at Killman Creek. Holy angst. I thought everything Gina (Gwen) had gone through in the first book was horrible but her ex, serial killer Melvin Royal, and the Absalom put her through hell in this book. Gina's sanity is put on line when she loses the trust of everyone close to her including her children. W...
  • Kara
    Honestly one of the best things I have ever read. I don't know if this is it, or if there's going to be another book (the ending has me questioning things but also pretty content), but I've decided I will absolutely read anything Rachel Caine writes.
  • Judy Collins
    Review to follow.
  • julia ☆ [owls reads]
    4 stars!* “You and me, then. Together.” Killman Creek is an incredible and very intense sequel to Stillhouse Lake. The fast-pace and well-developed characters turn this mystery novel into a story that reminds us of the importance of staying true to yourself and your beliefs. Told in multiple POVs, this novel is engrossing and emotional, delivering a dark tale that keeps you glued to the pages.Rachel Caine does a wonderful job developing Gwe...
  • Arushi
    I got the ARC of this book from NetGalley. Killman Creek starts 12 days from where Stillhouse Lake left off.Melvin Royal is on the loose and Gwen and the kids are on the run, again. There is just one major difference. They are no longer alone. Now they have friends – trustworthy, good people who proved themselves worthy of Gwen’s trust in Stillhouse Lake.There is a lot on the line. Gwen needs to protect the kids – but she can no longer hide...
  • Kathy Martin
    The story begun in STILLHOUSE LAKE comes to its heart-pounding conclusion in this book. Gwen has survived the trap set by her serial killer ex-husband but the safety that she found for herself and her children has been destroyed. She is no longer the meek, ignorant young wife who was unaware of her husband's crimes. But is she strong enough to finally take down the man who is haunting her life and threatening her children?Gwen is going hunting fo...
  • Maggie
    Trigger warning for violence, death, and just all around blood and gore. Definitely wouldn’t suggest anyone who’s sensitive and not into true crime or thrillers to try this book out. It isn’t for the faint of heart.Gwen has a new life after dealing with the fall out of her serial killer husband murdering victims for years in the garage of the family home. She wants to forget about being accused of being his accomplice and just be a mother t...
  • Barbara Desmond
    Got ARC from Net GalleyWhen I found out this was available as read now I jumped at the chance to read it because of the way the first book ended. Has it become illegal to do stand alones? I'm not sure if there are other books coming but this seemed like an ending to me. I think it would have been great as a stand alone but this is one of the authors I read so of course I'm going to keep reading.This picks up where the first book left off so if yo...
  • Dana Blazsek
    Please be aware, that while there are no spoilers for this book in here, there are a few from book 1. I felt this was necessary to add certain parts when explaining the plot of book 2! Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher, and author for allowing me to read and honestly review Killman Creek.Killman Creek was the follow up to Stillhouse Lake. In Stillhouse Lake we are introduced to Gwen and her two children. Gwen's husband was revealed as a seria...
  • Julie Graves
    Gwen and her two children are once again on the run. This time not only are they hiding from the crazy people that are seeking revenge for Gwen and her children's relationship to serial killer Melvin Royal, but they are also running from newly escaped Mel. Gwen knows that his contacts reach far and wide. Leaving the children with someone she can trust to protect them Sam and Gwen go hunting for Melvin. What they find is a network of evil that bec...
  • Caitlin Allen
    Thank you to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for the free review copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.This is the sequel to Stillhouse Lake, which I reviewed earlier this year. If you’d like to read the review for this novel, the blog can be found here.Caine delivered again in this fast pace novel. The story picks up right where she left off with the first book. Right away, the reader is thrust back into the world of Gwen and, now her hunt...
  • Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
    Original review: A Novel GlimpseNote: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.Killman Creek was one of my most anticipated releases of the winter. The end of Stillhouse Lake promised the mystery and suspense would go on. I couldn’t wait to find out what was next for Gwen, her children, Sam and Melvin.Tension ran high in Killman Creek. I was constantly on the edge of my seat, and slightly uncomfortable the entire time waiting for so...
  • Heather
    4.5 stars - Thanks to Netgalley & the publisher for an ARC of this book. I really enjoyed Stillhouse Lake so I had high hopes for this sequel. Sequels can definitely go either way and I personally felt this one was great. If you liked Stillhouse Lake I would highly recommend reading this continuation of the story! If you have not read Stillhouse Lake, I would definitely recommend reading that before reading this. Even though I technically would g...
  • Rebecca Widder
    Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.“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."A worthy, creepy follow-up to Stillhouse Lake. Gwen and her kids are sti...
  • Pamala
    I was very skeptical to read the second installment for this series. I really loved the first book, it was gripping and full of emotion and I didn't want to ruin that by reading a second installment, however, that is where I was wrong.This book is dark, action packed and more gripping than the first. It has four different point of view which is actually a plus point for me since I like to know whatever's on the mind of the other characters. The d...
  • Lindsay V.
    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for the ARC of KILLMAN CREEK, out everywhere December 12! I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is the sequel to STILLHOUSE LAKE, a mystery/thriller which I read about month ago and loved. The series focuses on a family, Gwen (aka Gina in her previous life) and her kids, who are on a hunt for Melvin, their husband/father. Melvin lived a double life, and was a seria...
  • Dianna G.
    Killman Creek contains the major players from book 1, as well as introducing new figures. The breathlessness I experienced in Stillhouse Lake was back. Killman Creek made me nervous, as if someone was tracking ME! In this book, Caine uses alternating characters with each chapter, and sadly, that technique took away from the experience for me. I felt pulled in all directions. It seemed like more profanity was present in this title, which isn’t m...
  • Jessica Woods
    Killman Creek is an edge of your seat thriller that gets the adrenaline flowing. Non-stop action that thrills and chills, I could put the book down. Gwen has a new name and a new backbone. No longer scared of her psychotic, serial killing ex husband, Gwen has decided its time to be the hunter instead of the hunted. But there is more than one adversary on the field, a group of hackers try to bring Gwen to her knees with their tricks. Gwen is made ...