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Stillhouse Lake, Book 4
Series: Stillhouse Lake, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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An Amazon Charts, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling series.

She’s investigating a cold case no one else could - by going places no else would dare.

In spite of a harrowing past still haunting her, Gwen Proctor is trying to move forward. Until a new assignment gives her purpose: the cold-case disappearance of a young man in Tennessee. Three years missing, no clues. Just Ruth Landry, a tortured mother in limbo. Gwen understands what it’s like to worry about your children.

Gwen’s investigation unearths new suspects...and victims. As she follows each sinister lead, the implications of the mystery grow more disturbing. Because the closer Gwen gets, the closer she is to a threat that looms back home.

In a town that’s closed its ranks against Gwen; her partner, Sam; and her kids, there’s no bolder enemy than the Belldene family - paramilitary, criminal, powerful, and vengeful. As personal vendettas collide with Gwen’s investigation, she’s prepared to fight both battles. But is she prepared for the toll it could take on everyone she loves?

©2020 by Rachel Caine, LLC. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Excellent 5 Star addition to this series...

This is the fourth book in the Stillhouse Lake series. This book can be listened to as a stand alone but I would suggest listening to the series in order. Throughout this book there are references to the previous books and there are also changes in relationships.

The publisher’s summary probably gives more information than it should. Gwen Proctor is the protagonist. She’s up against an offshoot of the cult she was embattled with in the previous book. Her family is in jeopardy and it’s a race against time for Gwen to rescue them.
Like the others in this series this book is very fast paced.
This book is FREE to borrow with the Kindle Unlimited edition.
The narration is excellent.
This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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These are starting to sound the same.

I've listened to all of the books in this series and while I have enjoyed them, I find I am also glad when they are over. The narration for the main character is not my favorite, nor are the very repetitive thoughts of "I am super-woman. I protect my children. I protect my man. I am responsible for every little thing. I plan for every single thing, how could I have missed this?" I'm a mother, I get it. Please stop beating me over the head with it. I feel like this series could be great if the main character could relax just a little bit. And maybe all the bad things don't have to keep happening to her people. Maybe she could save some new people while her children and her man stay safe next time. All that aside, this book is still better than many books I have listened to. Since it is a free listen to Kindle Unlimited subscribers, it is definitely worth a listen!

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No disappointment!

Rachel Caine is one of my newest favorite authors. I love her style and the riveting storyline. This is edge of your seat listening. My only disappointment is having to wait for the next book.

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Doesn't get better than this!

This series has been an awesome experience. I say experience because it was not than just listening to a book. Although the earlier books gave me more than a little pause and flashes of PTSD, I found joy in the strength of the main character 's evolution and growth. Her dogged persuit of freedom from the chains of past abuse are an inspiration for all of us who have suffered.
Her deep devotion to her children and now partner Sam, has also been touching. Although this is probably the last of this series, I hope that Rachel will follow with other stories of families like the Proctors. I'm sad to see them go, it's was as if they've become close personal friends of mine.

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Great

Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It was very nice having the four characters played out. The story was interesting and the voices made it come alive. Thank you.

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As good as the others!!

I loved this book as much as the others. I highly recommend this series. It was one of those things where I had nothing to read and came across the first book and from there patiently waited for each next book in the series. I also think it wended really well and I actually hope the series has ended. I will be checking out her other books as well. The performance of this audible is some of the best I’ve ever heard and I’ve heard a lot!! Definitely try this series it’s well worth it!!

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Love this series!!!

I absolutely love this series!!! Please continue to keep it going! I already can’t wait for the next novel!!!Fantastic writing and story line!!! Great performances as well!!!

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Amazing series

Once again another great book in the series. I enjoyed each book so much that I can’t even pick a favorite. As always, narrators did an amazing job.

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Favorite book of the series!

Favorite book of the series! Too many details at times, but it’s an amazing ending!

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I will listen to ANY book she reads!!
Another great story from a fabulous author.

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  • Fatfish
  • 02-11-20

Another excellent book on the Stillhouse Lake series.

I really enjoyed this book, the fourth in the series. You could read this as a stand alone book, but it is better if you have read the other three first.

My only criticism would be the narrator of Lanny. He voiced is so forced most of the time as she tries to convey the the situations the she is in. I found this quite off putting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-20

the whole series is brilliant.

gripping, unable to stop listening, the strength of gwen and her children and the mix of vulnerability. A true portrayal of humanity and a strength a women can endure.

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  • Donna
  • 02-01-20

Brilliant

Another great story from an amazing author, I hope there's more in this series!? Please?!

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  • Gemma
  • 01-31-20

excellent series

found the whole story difficult at times but very engaging. felt the ending was quite quick and it would be nice to have wrapped it up more as that must be the final book now.