Review: Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine

Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Stillhouse Lake #3
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Released: April 23rd, 2019
Received: Own
Warnings: Graphic details, murder, assault, stalking

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The Stillhouse Lake series continues in Wolfhunter River. Written by Rachel Caine, this is the third novel in the series. Yes, I know that I am very behind on the series. That is a huge regret of mine, though I can honestly say that I recently sat down and read the whole series.

Gwen Proctor escaped her ex-husband – a serial killer that should have stayed behind bars. More than that, she recently killed him. So, in theory, her life should be getting back on track from here on out.

That is not the case. There are those that would still happily see her behind bars (or worse), and there are still those out there in need of help. Such as the woman that calls Gwen, desperate for some insight. Only to wind up dead a few days later. That’s the sort of thing that Gwen will never be able to overlook.

“It’s been all over the news for months now. Escaped serial killer abducts ex! Shootout in murder house! It’s always written for maximum ghoulish effect”

I’ll confess that I had sort of put off reading Wolfhunter River. In my mind, the ending for Killman Creek just felt like such a perfect ending to the series. I just wasn’t sure where it was going to go next. I regret that I took so long to pick the series back up, because it was absolutely worth diving back into.

Wolfhunter River perfectly showcases how far from over Gwen’s story is. She will always be a survivor, always a fighter. There will always be those that want to harm her and her family, and likewise, she will always be up for protecting what she loves.

I actually adore the idea of Gwen getting pulled into other cases from here on out (side note: I’ve already gone ahead and read the rest of the series, so I do know where this is going to lead). It actually makes a lot of sense for her character. She is a fighter, as I just mentioned.

This novel was chilling and thrilling, in all the best of ways. I love how fast-paced it was, and how everything connected. I honestly think that this might be my favorite novel in the entire series, which is probably saying something (I really did love Stillhouse Lake).

Getting caught up on the Stillhouse Lake series has been a bittersweet process for me. It’s hard knowing that there won’t be any more books for this series. It breaks my heart, and I know that I, along with all of her fans, will forever miss Rachel Caine.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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