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Review: Stillhouse Lake

Stillhouse Lake Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Just... Wow.

This book was a nonstop thriller about a woman who can't just seem to escape her past. Her past is filled with a sadistic ex-husband who happens to be a serial killer (but she didn't know about it), an army of angry Internet trolls who are convinced that she was a hidden accomplice (but she wasn't), and more (that I can't seem to write about since this sentence is already insanely long).

For being a book about a serial killer and a new menace in a new town, the book was sparse on detailed gore, but made it count when it did. I honestly did not predict the identity of the new killer, and the book does a great job of setting up red herrings to throw you off. Sometimes I caught myself thinking, "These red herrings are too obvious so it can't be that person, but maybe that's exactly what they would be expecting."

While this book is Book 1 in a series, the entire story line (of this book, at least) is culminated by the end. However, that being said, the book does end in a (somewhat predictable) cliffhanger that I assume will set up the next book in the series - which I have already checked out from the library!

This is one of my favorite thrillers of 2019. I highly recommend this one.

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