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Stillhouse Lake Audiobook

Stillhouse Lake

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Publisher's Summary

Gina Royal is the definition of average - a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband's secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor - the ultimate warrior mom.

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace.

But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed - or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: she's learned how to fight evil. And she'll never stop.

©2017 Rachel Caine LLC. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 07-02-17
    shelley Raleigh, NC 07-02-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Outstanding book! A must for suspense lovers..."

    This is an excellent book. The suspense is palpable and the build up is superb. This story is so realistic and so believable and so frustrating! My heart goes out to this woman even knowing that she is only a figment of the author's imagination.
    Here she is happily going about her life not knowing that her husband is a serial killer. When the truth comes out accidentally she is called his helper and put on trial as an accomplice. She is acquitted but it doesn't matter to the townspeople or the internet stalkers, all those who believe she truly is guilty.
    She changes her name, learns how to handle a gun and begins moving from place to place trying to stay anonymous. Somehow she keeps being tracked down and her ex husband continues to send her letters from behind bars.
    When first one then a second body turns up at the lake she is living on, she once again finds herself the center of attention and a suspect in the murders.
    This is an author I will definitely watch for new books.
    Emily Sutton-Smith does a fabulous job narrating.
    This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!
    If you found this review helpful please indicate so.
    Thank You.

    45 of 48 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 07-17-17
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 07-17-17 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "Fast Paced Thriller, Ingenious Web of Deceit"

    The wife and children of a serial killer find themselves on the run after he is discovered and arrested. It seems no one believes his wife is innocent, including police, familes of the victims, the media and, most dangerous of all, hackers.

    This is a fast paced suspense novel with ingenious twists. The characters are well developed and the plot is well conceived.

    Emily Sutton-Smith is excellent.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 07-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Edge of the seat read"
    If you could sum up Stillhouse Lake in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant, shocking, believable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stillhouse Lake?

    A mom's love for children. Her perseverance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Finding her children and putting all the pieces together.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed very little. Brought to tears several times.


    Any additional comments?

    Got this book as a Prime member First Reads offer in June 2017. Purchased audible narration and waited until July 1st to read. <br/><br/>Highly recommend this book.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    AnnieDetroit Columbus Ohio 07-01-17
    AnnieDetroit Columbus Ohio 07-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow! I LOVED this book and audio book!"

    With my long time love, Patricia Cornwell, of Scarpetta fame, struggling to get back on her feet after a couple yawners, I was thrilled to find Rachel Caine's pistol packin' Mama blast onto the literary scene, with kids and dog in tow . Emily Sutton Smith is a great addition to the written work, and not wanting to spoil anything, I'll just say, "Read it, you'll LOVE it!"

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    shopinshop 07-13-17
    shopinshop 07-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Am I the only one...?"

    After reading the reviews I decided to use a very precious credit for this book. In particular, several reviewers commented positively on the narrator. Am I the only that struggled with the narration? Ms. Sutton-Smith's voice is good, but the cadence felt all wrong to me. Certain sentences, or sometimes just words spoken too slowly and with a sharp enunciation that felt robotic. It just felt odd that it would randomly happen. I found it distracting to the story. Perhaps it was due to editing more than the narrator?
    The story itself was decent and the characters were believable. The heroine was a strong woman and a helluva mother. The family dynamics rang true and the author definitely did well there.
    Well played plot twists, and nice suspense.
    Overall, a decent use of a credit.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kandi M. Burlingame Illinois, USA 07-08-17
    Kandi M. Burlingame Illinois, USA 07-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Cliffhanger"

    I was not aware that this book is number one of a series. This book ends on a bit of a Cliffhanger.
    I wish that was clearly stated when I purchased it. Otherwise, it was a good book & I finished it in a day & a half.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carole Dunn 07-13-17
    Carole Dunn 07-13-17
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    "Way over the top!"

    A physically and medically impossible Jane-Bond constant drama in which the only saving grace is the peek into the psychological reality of a pursued person.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 07-04-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 07-04-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Incredible level of sustained suspense!"

    For those who like psychological suspense thrillers Stillhouse Lake is a must listen. The book was a Kindle First choice for May 2017. I read it then and anxiously awaited the audio book. Rachel Caine has been writing books for nearly two decades. Stillhouse Lake is the first novel of hers that I have enjoyed. Emily Sutton-Smith's narration is flawless.

    I repeat, this novel is and outstanding psychological thriller with lots of action and sustained suspense so strong as to be incredible. It is also a great mystery novel. It is a MUST LISTEN NOVEL.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 07-22-17
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 07-22-17 Member Since 2013

    I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha

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    "Did not leave me all that satisfied!"

    The subject matter in this book was not interesting or enjoyable. Serial killers are one thing but this book takes this serial killer to a whole new level &amp; beyond. It also has the worse of the worst leeching out all over the place even to the end of the book. if there were words to describe the writing of this book they would have to be &quot;devious &amp; unreal.&quot; when i finished it i had a hard time thinking i would or could trust anyone at anytime. Sad.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer STEVENSON RANCH, CALIFORNIA, US 07-12-17
    Kindle Customer STEVENSON RANCH, CALIFORNIA, US 07-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It had potential but fell off"

    Was just ok. Started off interesting but turned into typical and predictable. I'm Kinda disappointed

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    "well..."

    waiting in anticipation for the next in the series. Very much enjoyed this. Will be looking at the authors other titles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gilly 50
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    "Gripping"

    The story is a brilliant one for a long distance drive: engaging and exciting. Reading is excellent.

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