by Rachel Caine
Series: Stillhouse Lake #3
Narrator: Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, Emily Sutton-Smith, Don John Miller
Length: 11 hours and 10 minutes
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She can’t ignore a cry for help. But in this remote hunting town, it’s open season.
Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she can’t seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isn’t an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids.
But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead—her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except that’s not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.
But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…
Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine was one of my most anticipated audiobooks for 2018 and Caine delivered a chilling, heart pounding over the top tale that actually ended on a high note.
Strap in if you’ve never read or listened to the Stillhouse Lake series. I began with the first book in the series when it became available as a Prime monthly free book, but upgraded to audio and it’s been an addictive thriller from its inception.
Gwen Proctor formly Gina Royal was married and had two children with a serial killer until the ugly truth was revealed. Gina herself was accused and acquitted of being an accessory to her husbands heinous crimes but that hasn’t stopped victims and extremists from coming after her. They weren’t even safe from her ex-husband who was safely behind bars. If you haven’t read the first two books go grab them on eBook, from Kindle Unlimited or on Audible.
After the events of the previous books you would think things would settle down. Gwen has made the decision to remain at Stillhouse Lake. When a call comes from a woman in Wolfhunter, TN who asks Gwen to help her, she ignores it, until the woman’s daughter calls back while sitting over her mother’s dead body. Something is hinky in Wolfhunter and it might just cost them all.
O. M. G. talk about nail-biting suspense, intense action scenes and diabolical twists! Sure, some of it was statistically impossible but I was all in. I didn’t even cringe when reading about the good ole’ boys police department and corruption. Caine made me believe as she carefully weaved all of the story threads into this explosive tale.
We learn about Sam, the victim’s families, and more as Caine continues to showcase the power of the internet, rumors, and conspiracies. While her husband may be dead he is far from done with her.
The story is delivered from the POVs of Gwen, Sam, Lanny, and Connor. Each has their own narrator. I thought this worked well from a listening standpoint. Not only did if give them a unique voice it helped intensify the often intense story.
The narrators were Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, Emily Sutton-Smith, Don John Miller. They have all become the voices of these characters and I was glad to see them back.
Caine gave some closure for the Proctor family, but also gave us an epilogue that opens the door to a new stories/series. I am all in…take my money!
If you are looking for an edge of your seat thriller with plenty of twists and a kickass momma bear…come to Stillhouse Lake.Rachel Caine delivered a chilling, action-packed over the top tale with Wolfhunter River #loveaudiobooks #thriller #murder Click To Tweet
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