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 ...

Details Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)

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

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 ...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...This is the second book in the “Stillhouse Lake” series by Rachel Caine. I really enjoyed the first novel. However, it did end with a cliffhanger which normally would have driven me up the wall. Thankfully I had this book ready to go.Although this could be read as a stand-alone book, I really think it would be much more enjoyable if you read the first novel too. Having th...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    4.5 KILLER STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5 Wow! What a follow up to Stillhouse Lake..... i’d strongly encourage you to read the first book before you read this, simply because you might be a little lost and the first book is fabulous as well!What would it be like to find out you were married to a serial killer? Or even more frightening.... What would it be like to find out you are the child of a serial killer?In this book you not only get Gwen’s per...
  • Larry H
    I'm at 4.5, maybe 4.75 stars here, but I'll round up.After delivering a heart-pounding, stay-up-real-late-to-finish-it thriller with Stillhouse Lake (which was one of the best books I read last year), Rachel Caine returns with Killman Creek , another adrenaline-boosted installment in this series. Once again, she delivers quite a punch!“For years I clung to a terrible fiction of a marriage—a life in which Melvin Royal controlled every aspec...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Another solid installment in the series. I’ll admit I was wary to pick this one up at first; I thought Stillhouse Lake worked well as a stand alone novel and was concerned that the “chasing the bad guy while also on the run” plot would wear thin. However, Killman Creek was everything I wanted it to be (for the most part). Instead of trying to turn this into a twisty mystery, it took the straightforward thriller approach. There are very few ...
  • Susanne Strong
    4.75 Nerve-Wracking Riveting Stars* (rounded up).In “Killman Creek” the sequel to “Stillhouse Lake” Gwen Proctor and her two kids, Lanny, Connor and Sam Cade are back. They survived that harrowing ordeal, barely. Unfortunately, for them, it’s not over. But we knew it wouldn’t be, right? And this time, everything has been thrown at Gwen, Sam, Lanny and Connor. So much so that it is tearing them apart, picking them apart even. Using eve...
  • RedemptionDenied
    This has the same format, as another book, I read, recently: multiple first-person perspectives. Now we have: Gwen, Lanny, Connor and Sam's narratives; as opposed to just Gwen's POV - which makes it more interesting. We don't have Melvins' perspective, though. Probably because, it would kill the suspense aspect of the story. I guess. The sequel starts on the twelve night (Gwen's perspective) after the events of book one. Gwen, Sam, Lanny and Conn...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Poor Gwen, she just survived some crazy stuff from book one of this series and then there is the fact that she was married to a big old serial killer (and had no clue.) She just wants a calm life with her kids...and she knows that both of them are all kinds of mentally jacked up. But does she get that break? Nope. She is gonna have to don the cape again so that she and her kids will have even a chance of a normal life. ***sorta spoilery if you ha...
  • Carrie
    Killman Creek by Rachel Caine is the second book in the Stillhouse Lake series. The first book in the series, Stillhouse Lake, introduced readers to Gwen Proctor who had gone into hiding with her two children after it was found that her husband was a serial killer. The trio had been on the run for several years not only trying to make sure that her husband who had gone to prison wouldn't know of their whereabouts but also the vigilantes that thou...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    EXCERPT: ...she's someone's daughter. She's standing on the balls of her feet, straining to keep her balance, because if she relaxes at all, the noose bites into her neck. It's deliberate and cruel and finely calculated, just like the tools hung on pegboard, arrayed in order on the walls. On the wooden workbench, toolboxes stand open to display wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers . . . all color-coded, aligned in precise rows in the drawers. Precise i...
  • Holly B
    I'm not going to review this one because of fear of spoilers and I can't talk about this one without spoiling the first one! I loved the first one Stillhouse Lake #1 and not so much this one.I'm in the minority as most liked this one more!! Perhaps this one was too dark for me or too graphic, but I think it was just predictable and not very believable for me. I do love the character of Gwen and I did like how it spoilers though!
  • Sarah Joint
    Warning: this review will obviously contain spoilers for the first book, because this is the sequel. What are you doing here? Go read the first one. Geez. Action-packed but emotional, this is basically the sequel I was expecting after reading the first one. I liked the first book a little more, maybe because I felt more connected to the characters because they were all together. In this story, Gwen is separate from her children... this time, will...
  • 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...
  • R.K. Gold
    I was back and forth with my review for this book while I was reading it. At times I thought it could even be a 4 and at its worst I thought giving it a 1 might be too generous. Obviously the good outweighed the bad and entertained me enough to give it a solid three. This review will contain some spoilers so if those bug you I suggest you stop reading here.I'm not sure if this review will have any rhyme or reason. I doubt it will have any order. ...
  • Laura
    I think about that colorful old rug again, a piece of home inside a monster’s den. I can’t decide if that was him trying to still be Dad, or if the monster was all there ever was, and Dad was a mask he wore to mock us.The sequel to Stillhouse Lake picks up twelve days after the events that ended the first book. It had been a few months since I'd read this one, but had no problem whatsoever jumping back into Gwen Proctor's fight for her child...
  • Rachel Hall
    “Nightmares aren’t frightening once you wake up. Memories are.”After meeting the woman formerly known as Gina Royal and seeing her experiences at the mercy of ex-husband and serial killer, Melvin, in Stillhouse Lake I confess to having high expectations for a storming second encounter. Thankfully they were not only met but thoroughly surpassed by Rachel Caine, however this review does come with the same proviso that concluded my review of t...
  • Amy
    4.5/5A couple of months ago I read Stillhouse Lake and really enjoyed it and after the way it ended I was dying to get my hands on a copy of Killman Creek. I ended up liking this one even more than the first, it was exciting, tense and the type of page turner that kept me up way past my bedtime.WARNING! Stop reading here if you haven’t read book one because there will be some spoilers. So when SL ended Gwen’s sadistic ex husband had managed t...
  • L.A. Starks
    High-octane non-stop suspense from start to finish from a gifted, professional author.Highly recommended, though only for adults.
  • Kaila
    "We're not hiding," I tell him. "We're hunting." 4.5 stars! I am so in love with this series. Killman Creek is an incredibly strong follow-up to Stillhouse Lake, which was a one-sitting read that reminded me just how much crazy, heart-pounding fun a well written thriller can be. This next installment is just as un-put-down-able, and within pages I was again swept up into Gwen Proctor's world as she decides to face her worst nightmare head-on.A...
  • Jennifer
    "Rage is better than fear. Always." Killman Creek is the second installment in Rachel Caine's psychotic thrill ride of a series titled: Stillhouse Lake. This book is a nightmare in a handbag. The story picks up twelve days after the cliffhanger ending of Stillhouse Lake and our heroine's anger is at an all-time high. She's out for blood and oh how I love a woman who can kick some ass!Killman Creek gives another fast-paced story to follow and my...
  • Sepani
    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This is the sequel of stillhouse lake and I was excited to see what will happen in this story. Like the previous book, I couldn’t put it down.The main difference of this book when compared with the previous one is that; this book comprise of all the main character’s point of view (Gwen, Sam, Conner, Lanny) unlike the first book which the story narrates only...
  • Meredith B. (readingwithmere)
    4.5 Stars..rounded up!I personally devoured Stillhouse Lake and I typically don't think the 2nd book in a series is better than the first, however this one was even better in my eyes.This book pretty much picked off where Stillhouse Lake left off and we dive into the kids and Gwen trying to run for Melvin who is on the loose. He continues to haunt his family and Gwen feels like she needs to find out where he is and get rid of him. Melvin is part ...
  • Brenda
    I thought I would have been happy with Stillhouse Lake, the first book in the series, being a stand alone book. Boy, was I wrong to think that. I would have missed out on continuing with Rachel Caine's writing.Gwen Proctor and her two kids have been running and hiding from Melvin Royal for years. When events reveal that their safety was an illusion, Gwen changes from prey to hunter. Watch out, Melvin, right? Oh, no. Melvin has a few tricks yet to...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    After devouring Stillhouse Lake in one sitting, I was so happy to have a copy of Killman Creek to read right away. I needed to know what was going to happen!!! SL was so good that I thought for sure KC wasn't going to top it. Boy was I wrong! The pacing is faster, the read is darker and good lawd, Rachel Caine, won't you give poor Gwen a break already?! **shakes fist**Stillhouse Lake is from Gwen's perspective alone so we get a full on feel of he...
  • Wendy
    Loved this 2nd book In Rachel Caine's "Stillhouse Lake" series!Gwen Proctor saves her children from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his group of deranged accomplices. But it's not over. Not since Melvin escapes from prison.Leaving her children protected with a well-armed neighbour, Gwen goes hunting. Oh Yes - she decides to become the hunter instead of the hunted. Gwen recruits Sam Cade, the brother of one of Melvin's victims and ...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    2.5 StarsMelvin Royal is out and on the hunt for Gwen and the kids. Keeping safe and hidden is almost impossible with Absalom assisting Melvin at every turn. So, Gwen and Sam decide to go on the offensive, while leaving her kids, Lanny and Connor with Javier and Kenzia to keep safe. There’s no doubt that Killman Creek was an exciting, on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of read, I read this in one day because I couldn’t put it down. I can’t reall...
  • Janelle
    KILLMAN CREEK by Rachel Caine - I read the first book, Stillhouse Lake, earlier this year and loved it! So needless to say I had to get my hands on a copy of the sequel! Thank you so much to the author and Amazon Publishing for providing me a free advance copy - all opinions are my own. Summary: Gwen and her two children thought they were safe until they realize her ex-husband, and serial killer, Melvin Royal escaped from prison and is now on the...
  • Joey R.
    4.5 Stars—Last year when I read “Stillhouse Lake” I was impressed with Ms. Caine’s writing ability but thought the plot was weak and a little contrived. I decided to read Book 2 in the series —“Killman Creek” — anyway to give the author a second chance. All I can say is! that was good. “Killman Creek” kept me up reading late into the night with well drawn characters and a brilliant premise in which Gwen, the main charact...
  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I had some trepidations before going into this book. I'd liked but not loved the previous novel 'Stillhouse Lake', but was intrigued enough to know more. I'm glad I did. This was a great dramatic thriller with some excellent characters and plot. This follows almost directly from where Stillhouse Lake finished. Gwen Proctor, ex-wife of serial killer Melvin Royal, is trying desperatel...
  • Dennis
    Stillhouse Lake was only the beginning. Gwen Proctor has been betrayed and trapped with her two children, Lanny and Connor. Gwen's husband—serial killer Melvin Royal has planned his revenge on his ex wife. Melvin's master scheme has been meticulously planned for years—including a cyber security spider web, dark net trafficking, and an operative set of cult-like followers. Killman Creek takes Gwen and company to the darkest levels of modern ...