Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Review - Wolfhunter River

Title:   Wolfhunter River
Author:  Rachel Caine
Series:  Stillhouse Lake #3
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher:   Thomas & Mercer
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  330
Date of Publication:  April 23, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars

A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

She can’t ignore a cry for help. But in this remote hunting town, it’s open season.

Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she can’t seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isn’t an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids.

But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead—her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except that’s not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.

But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…


Gwen Proctor managed to survive her serial killer husband. Not only that, she managed to save her children. However, there is a huge internet crowd that will not leave her alone. Part of that crowd are people thinking that she had a role in his guilt, so her life is simply not safe. 

When Gwen is approached by a terrified woman who becomes a victim of a threat, she goes to the town of Wolfhunter to try and help the woman. However, the woman is dead. Gwen is determined to figure out what has happened. Meanwhile, Gwen has spent years trying to feel safe and secure. As time progressed, Gwen eventually developed a relationship with a man named Sam, and this really was a stretch for her. 

This thrilling read was fast-paced and kept me intrigued, and sometimes a bit stressed. Wolfhunter River is the third book in this series. I hadn't read the first two, and I really wish I had. I am going for a high rating for this book despite not being more familiar with Gwen's past and the activities and subsequent death of her husband Melvin. The next book in this series, Bitter Falls, will be published in January, 2020.

Many thanks to Thomas & Mercer and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Rachel Caine is the NYT, USA Today, and #1 WSJ bestselling author of more than 50 books in several categories and genres, including adult thriller and adult urban fantasy/SF as well as books for young adults ages twelve to eighteen.

She is the winner of several national awards, and most recently was a finalist in both the International Thriller Writers awards and the Killer Nashville awards for her debut thriller novel Stillhouse Lake.

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