Friday, August 3, 2018

#Audiobook #Review: Killman Creek by Rachel Caine!! @rachelcaine #Thriller #Suspense #booklovers @AmazonPub #bookworms

Title: Killman Creek 
Author: Rachel Caine
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Psychological
Series: Stillhouse Lake Book #2
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: December 17, 2017
Narrators: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, Dan John Miller
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes/343 pages
Source: Purchased from Audible
Purchase: Amazon, Audible, Book Depository

Book Description:

Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he's not going away.
Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text...
You're not safe anywhere now.
Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has become a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting. She's learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.
But what she's up against is beyond anything she feared - a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die.

My Opinion:

Ok, amazing. I thought I loved the first book, no the second had me enthralled. I love Gwen and her kids and this story was so well written and narrated that you can't help but fall more in love with this family. What dynamics at work. A father that is a serial killer and doing it under everyone's radar. A mother that is trying to protect her children and make a life for them. Now throw in Sam the love interest and what do you have? A book that will keep you listening and reading till the end and wondering why you didn't do it sooner. 

The author picks up where she left off in the first in this series. Gwen is trying to keep her children safe and it is getting harder and harder to do that. Then her ex has a big monkey wrench to throw at her and wow the twists that come up! Gwen is a fighter till the end and her kids are too. I love this family. This book has plenty of twists, turns and inbetweens to keep you guessing. I loved it. I can't wait for the next in this series as I think there is supposed to be three. Hats off to this author she is FANTASTIC! Read these you will love them!

I loved that we have new voices in this second in the series. We hear from each character and I loved it. It makes me feel like I am with them. Emily Sutton is one of my favorite narrators and I totally enjoyed her again in this book. Get this thriller you will love it!  I say start with the first book as it is just as amazing. You can read these as stand alones but why would you? They are so good. 

I give this book 5 of 5 stars!

About the Author:
Rachel Caine's rich, diverse bibliography of more than 50 books in print covers many categories and genres. She started out writing horror and fantasy as Roxanne Longstreet (Stormriders, The Undead, Red Angel, Cold Kiss, Slow Burn) before switching to the name Roxanne Conrad and publishing romantic suspense and mystery (Copper Moon, Bridge of Shadows, Exile). By 2003, she began to publish under her current pseudonym, specializing in urban fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal young adult fiction. 

She has been writing original fiction since the age of fourteen, and professionally published since 1991. She graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso Texas (where she was a UIL all-state champion in music and journalism) and went on to earn an accounting degree from Texas Tech University. She played professionally as a musician for several years once out of college, but ultimately gave up the music for writing.

She's had a varied "day job" career, including web design, graphic arts, accounting, payroll management, insurance investigation, and (most recently) corporate communications and crisis management. (It all counts as research.)

Rachel loves reading, writing, and mild amounts of arithmetic when required ... but she has a special place in her heart for history, music, and science, and you'll find those themes in many of her works. 

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Disclaimer: I purchased this book on my own. No one sponsored or endorsed this post. All opinions are my own. All information on the book or author can be found at the authors website.


  1. YES..this was so good and I loved it on audio. So many twists. I am so curious as to what she plans to do for the next book. I heard her say same world different characters...eep!

    1. OH no different characters...Ughhh I hope it's good. I really love Gwen and the kids - still so much she could do with them. =)

  2. I would love to get my hands on this one, it sounds so good. I am glad that you enjoyed it so much!

  3. Kind of like the setting of the story, your review adds another reason to read it!

  4. My library just added this (and book #1) to their audio list so I was really excited to see your review. I've been wanting to read this book but it sounds fantastic in audio! I'm going to go put the first book on hold.

    1. Awesome, put your name in. You will enjoy it. Amazing writing!

  5. I love a book where you are really engrossed in the characters. This sounds so good.

  6. This sounds like a great book. I love thrillers!

  7. I really love Rachel Caine’s other books, so this sounds great.

  8. Yes this book is so amazing.. Everyone must read this...

  9. Some great recommendations here. Thanks guys!

  10. A thought has just occurred to me re. audio-books. How good are they at building tension & suspense within the thriller/crime genre?

  11. I definitely think this would be better to read in order. Book 1 sets up the story in such a profound way. I love it, can't wait til #3.

  12. I love a good thriller and this sounds like a fantastic read.


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