Stillhouse Lake

Stillhouse Lake

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After her husband is revealed to be a serial killer, Gina Royal assumes a new identity and moves to remote Stillhouse Lake, but when threatening letters arrive, Gwen does everything she can to protect her kids from a menacing stalker.
Publisher: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781477848661
1477848665
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 21 cm

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wilqser
Oct 21, 2017

Uninteresting story of mother shielding herself and two children from a former husband serial killer. No real plot twists here, just the same paranoid feeling throughout. Don't waste your time.

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Dreamstime
Aug 31, 2017

I think when an author is having her character speak in first person, she has to make the character be appealing in some way. After about 40 pages, I never found Gina/Gwen worth my time. The story begins dramatically and has real potential. But then we have mother who IMHO has gone off the rails. I found her response to the terrible circumstances ridiculous, even bordering on child abuse. Thumbs down for me.

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DebitDad
Jul 13, 2017

I found this book hard to put down and from that criterion, it was quite good. The "who-dun-it" aspect was rather easy to predict, although there are certainly red herrings and the story was still intriguing. Better editing would have made it less repetitive. The story involves a serial killer in Wichita, and someone who may have been or known anyone associated with the BTK strangler case might want to avoid this one. Readers should be forewarned that the "ending" leaves a cliffhanger, presumably a lead-in for another book - thus this is not a stand-alone story.

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