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Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake Series)
by Rachel Caine

Published: 2017-07-01
Paperback : 299 pages
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An Amazon Charts and USA Today bestseller.

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 ...

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An Amazon Charts and USA Today bestseller.

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.

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Who never goes into their garage? How realistic is this? Wasn’t Gina suspicious once Melvin started sanctioning the garage off from the rest of the house?
Do you think this book is realistic with regards to the amount of hate that Gina/Gwen is receiving from strangers?
What do you think was the motivation for Lancel Graham, and sons, to do what they did? Why would Graham suddenly get the urge to kill like Melvin?
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by costig12 (see profile) 04/25/18
• Who never goes into their garage? How realistic is this? • Wasn’t Gina suspicious once Melvin started sanctioning the garage off from the rest of the house? • How would Gwen be able to get a license to carry a gun? • Would you have gone to visit Melvin in prison? • Do you think this book is realistic with regards to the amount of hate that Gina/Gwen is receiving from strangers? • What are your thoughts about the “sicko boards?” • How do you think that Melvin managed to get the letters that he sent to Gwen? Do you think that there was an inside man in the prison? • By the end of the book Gina/Gwen is truly a victim in the eyes of the law enforcement, do you think that she will now get witness protection? • What kind of impact do you think that the events that occurred will have on Gina/Gwen and Melvin’s children? • What do you think was the motivation for Lancel Graham, and sons, to do what they did? • Why would Graham want to get even with Gwen and the kids? • How did Graham know Absalom? • Were the dead girls found in the lake Graham’s first kills? • How did Graham know Melvin Royal and learn his killing methods so precisely, including setting up his room? • Why would Graham suddenly get the urge to kill like Melvin? • If Absalom and Graham were part of the internet trolls terrorizing the family because they felt Gina/Gwen didn't receive the justice she deserved for allegedly helping her husband commit his horrific crimes, then why would they aide Melvin in tracking her down? Melvin committed the crimes in the first place, so why are they on his side now?

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  "Good twist, but too much paranoia "by Stephanie C. (see profile) 04/25/18

Overall this book was good, not great. It's an interesting topic--following the life of a woman with 2 children whose husband ended up being a serial killer--but there were a few times when the book ventured... (read more)

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