Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
Gwen and her two children are once again on the run. This time not only are they hiding from the crazy people that are seeking revenge for Gwen and her children's relationship to serial killer Melvin Royal, but they are also running from newly escaped Mel. Gwen knows that his contacts reach far and wide. Leaving the children with someone she can trust to protect them Sam and Gwen go hunting for Melvin. What they find is a network of evil that becomes their worst nightmare. Knowing that Melvin will stop at nothing to get to Gwen and his children, Gwen becomes bait to lure Melvin out of hiding.
Killman Creek is the sequel to Stillhouse Lake and is just as scary and creepy as the first book! I tried not to read too much of it at night before bed because it was that scary! The writing was gritty, gory and definitely made for nightmares! I love that even though Gwen's character was a victim she didn't have the characteristics of a victim. She became stronger the more she was pressed and the more people that were against her. Her goal was to protect her children and she would do that at all costs to herself. The shaky alliance between her and Sam was frustrating but yet understandable, they both had one end in mind, to kill Melvin Royal. The sense throughout the book of the evil that human beings are capable of was perfectly portrayed in Melvin's character. The ending was just as exciting and heart-pounding as watching an action thriller movie. If you love the scary, or serial killer-type stories then this is definitely one you should pick up.
Note to my readers: This is definitely not a Christian book and not what I normally review on my blog. While I enjoyed it, there were definite elements that would not be acceptable or appropriate for most audiences. The language was pretty harsh and offensive and some of the scenes were pretty gory and graphic. I would say if you are not used to reading secular books, then this definitely would be one that you would want to stay away from.
**I received an advanced copy through Netgalley. All opinions are my own**