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Review: Killman Creek

Killman Creek Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's rare to find a thriller sequel that improves on what I saw as an amazing first entry into a series. However, Caine takes all of the best elements from Stillhouse Lake and ramps them up to the next level in Killman Creek.

Stillhouse Lake ended with Mel escaping from prison and Killman Creek picks up right away from that. It turns out that there is much more to Mel's depravity than Gwen/Gina (or anyone, for that matter) realized. To avoid spoilers, I won't go too deep into it but it definitely expands the entire plot and world of this series. There are a ton of cool action sequences, detective-esque narratives, family bonds, and a strong emphasis on who and what you can trust.

This book is told from the multiple viewpoints of Gwen, Sam, and the kids. I really enjoyed this literary device. My only wish is that the perspective of the "villains" were shown, as that could have been an interesting twist.

I seem to be zipping through this series faster with each book. I literally subscribed to Kindle Unlimited so I could start the third book immediately.

In 2019, I've been committed to reading more books with female or diverse protagonists (or written by female/diverse authors), after realizing that my 2018 reads were dominated by white men. This is by far my favorite series of 2019 yet, and cannot wait to see how the saga continues. Stop everything and read this series.

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