Stillhouse Lake is where Gwen Proctor has moved with her two children, in another effort to escape her past. She used to be Gina Royal, married to Melvin, and while things weren’t perfect, they were good enough. Then, by chance, a drunk driver crashes into their garage, which Gina was never allowed to go into. Turns out her husband wasn’t doing woodworking in there; he’d been torturing and dismembering young women. He gets put in prison and Gina almost does as well since people have a hard time believing there’s no way she didn’t know what was happening. She’s acquitted though, and because some people don’t trust the law, she is constantly threatened, along with her children. So they keep moving. Stillhouse Lake is starting to feel like home when the body of a woman is found in the lake and an anonymous tip lets the police know who Gwen really is. After being married to a serial killer for nine years, she understands how duplicitous people can really be, and she has no idea who she can trust. She does know that she will do whatever it takes to keep her children safe.
What a fantastic book! I loved it. It took me probably two or three hours to read this; I could not put it down. The storytelling was amazing, as was the plot. I’m not going to lie, there were a couple times I was super glad we don’t have a garage. I wouldn’t say this is a murder mystery–it’s more a mystery of trying to figure out which characters aren’t telling the truth about who they are. Gwen is my hero. She completely transformed from a complacent housewife to a woman basically learning how to defend herself and her kids and how to fight evil. I enjoyed every second of this book, and I think you will, too.
|Page Count||300 pages|
|Publisher||Thomas & Mercer|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|
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