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Title:
Stillhouse Lake
Publication Information:
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
ISBN:
9781477848661
Physical Description:
286 pages ; 21 cm
Series:
Stillhouse Lake ; 1
Language:
English
Abstract:
Gina Royal is the definition of average--a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband's secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor--the ultimate warrior mom. With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake--and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed--or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: she's learned how to fight evil. And she'll never stop.
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Summary

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An Amazon Charts and USA Today bestseller.

Gina Royal is the definition of average--a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband's secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor--the ultimate warrior mom.

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace.

But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake--and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed--or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: she's learned how to fight evil. And she'll never stop.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestseller Caine (the Morganville Vampires series) poses an interesting question in this rapid-fire thriller: what happens to a wife who didn't know her husband abducted, flayed, tortured, and dismembered young women in their Wichita, Kans., garage? After finding out, Gina Royal was arrested, separated from her two sons, put on trial, then acquitted. For the next four years, she was pursued unmercifully by online abusers who still believed her a guilty accomplice to Mel Royal's atrocities. Gina has now transformed herself into tough Gwen Proctor, licensed to carry a .357 Magnum. With Mel incarcerated, Gwen hopes to make a safe home and normal life in rural Stillhouse Lake, Tenn., for herself and her troubled boys. But the discovery of a body in the lake and the appearance of threatening letters rock the boat of her new life. For help, she can turn to Javi, her shooting instructor; Absalom, an enigmatic computer presence; and Sam, a kind-looking stranger new to the area. Caine spins a powerful story of maternal love and individual self-realization that cries out for at least one redeeming sequel. Compelling characters and plenty of credible plot twists compensate for a too-predictable climax. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.