Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is one of the most exciting books I’ve read in awhile! I couldn’t stop reading…which was a welcome change when compared to the last book I had read. Very exciting.
Gina and Melvin appear to have a normal, happy life and marriage…until a drunk driver crashes into their house and exposes Melvin’s dark secret – which has something to do with the dead woman hanging in the garage. Turns out, Mel is a serial killer. Flash forward – Gina and her two children have moved many times, changing their names, hiding their locations…they are now Gwen, Atlanta, and Connor. Constantly moving is necessary when you are hated by so many people since everyone thinks that you assisted your husband on his murderous rampage (even when you are innocent!). The family finally has found somewhere they can consider home and actually be happy – then the murders start in the small town and, of course, the serial killer’s wife is going to be a prime suspect. A neighbor named Sam is also an important part of the story, and has an interesting connection to her past. But…who is the new murderer? Is it Gwen…was she not as innocent as she portrayed? Or maybe one of the kids…these kind of sadistic traits can run in the family…? Or someone completely different – a local maybe? A stalker trying to make Gwen appear guilty? That I will not answer, but read and find out. It’s a great mystery and thriller that is hard to put down!