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Wolfhunter River

Stillhouse Lake, Book 3
Series: Stillhouse Lake, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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Summary

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…

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

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Another Total Thrill

Another Excellent book from Rachel Caine, brilliant from start to Finish, couldn't put it down!

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very engaging, good characters

enjoyed the continuation of Gwen's story. only thought is that it is hard to imagine anyone, let alone kids, going through such constant stress

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Best book from the series! Clever & Unique

Loved this book, the best in the series, the plot was so clever and brilliantly written. I love how the characters evolve and the strength and the main character shows. She is inspiring and encourages us all to be more resilient. #bawse

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Enjoyable

Having read the previous 2 books it was compulsory for me to read this one as well. I did enjoy the story however I would be inclined to say that it was not as strong and the previous 2, or is because I am now used to the characters and the theme of the stories. It is still worth reading, especially if you have completed the first 2

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Bit disappointing

I enjoyed the first 2 novels in this series however didn't think this had as much depth to it. While I understand the characters are who they are because of their past, I felt that there was far too much repetition in this story of events from the previous 2 books, particularly as it is clearly aimed at an audience who have read the first two and are familiar with what has gone on before. The new plot in this story seems to only kick in around half way and then is pretty rushed. It could have been better if the wolfhunter storyline started earlier, had more detail, and was the main focus.

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  • shelley
  • 28-04-19

Sagas and Secrets...

When I first looked at this book I was a little dismayed to see a couple of negative reviews. I waited a few days before listening because I really liked the previous books and I didn't want to be disappointed. I wasn't! This book is just a good if not better than the first two!
With the protagonist's (Gwen Proctor) husband dead the crazies are still out to get Gwen. She's ambushed on a TV interview show by the host and one of her most outspoken adversary. Gwen is fearful of meeting anyone she doesn't know. When she gets a phone call from a woman she doesn't know who's asking her for help because of all she's been through ,Gwen refuses to meet not knowing if it could be another set up. The next phone call Gwen receives is from the woman's 15 year old daughter, her mother has been murdered and who ever did it is coming for her. With misgivings her live in boyfriend agrees to go with her and her children. The fun doesn't end there. Gwen's adversary follows along and stirs up trouble and memories.
This is a fast paced thoroughly entertaining book. The four narrators worked beautifully together.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Amanda Whipp
  • 25-04-19

I feel like I need to correct the prior review

I will update this when I am finished with the book— currently, I am halfway through it.

I’m not sure what the other reviewer is talking about in regards to the voice actors, because they are all the same ones who read Killman Creek.

EDIT: I finally finished Wolfhunter River and, though I enjoyed it, it was an introduction to a new set of circumstances for Gwen Proctor and her family.

I feel like many people won’t like the changes but, after all, Melvin Royal is dead. There is very little to do with him in this story. And by the end, there is even less.

Personally, I enjoyed this book immensely. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys vigilante justice. But there is no denying that the first two books were tighter in terms of plot.

However, I look forward to Gwen’s next adventures, especially considering the new job she has by the book’s conclusion. Her story is evolving, as it should. She and her family are all very interesting characters, and I can’t wait for the next book!

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  • Donna Smith McG
  • 26-04-19

Wolfhunter River Book 3 wasn't for me..☹️

I couldn't WAIT for Book 3 in the ’Stillhouse Lake Series’ to come out! As ’gruesome ’ as the series was, I thought Rachel Caine wrote a story/series in the most unique way, and I really thought they were outstanding.
Then when I saw that ’Wolfhunter River’ Book 3 of Stillhouse Lake came out I immediately downloaded it. I thought I would lose another 2 nights of sleep as I did in the first 2..well I didn't.

In a nutshell, there was too much going on. When I got to the Epilogue the book had so many characters I had to re-read a few chapters because I had no clue who was who? For this reader, it should have been a book on its own, it barely had anything to do with Stillhouse Lake except every other chapter is told by the family members & the background is retold also. That was it!

Gwen is still trying to escape her past. Since her ex was a serial killer and a sick one at that! A lot of people believed who had loved one's that were killed thought she was responsible for his crimes. In the beginning she decides to go on a stupid reality talk show to try and explain why protecting her children, changing her name and moving is the most important thing for her so that she can move on. Then the host decides to bring on the mother of one of the victims, who proclaims she’ll be making a documentary about Gwen & her family to prove to the ’world’ Gwen knew about her husband's crimes and helped. Oh Lord it was so DUMB!

I end the review here....because her ex disgusting, serial killer is dead, and the next 200 pages has nothing to do with his crimes except...there was a kidnapping and a bunch of people, to this minute I couldn't remember names if you asked me! Oh, and they hate Gwen because everyone on social media hates her too due to a lot of lies! Wow..sounds familiar 🤔

If you loved the first 2 books, read this one because you'll understand why I'm so disappointed....if you didn't read them, it's completely your call.

As far as the narration, since it's seen and spoken through their eyes (Gwen, her children and her boyfriend) it was better than I thought it would be.

I'm sorry but when you are 2/3 into a series you expect the story would follow closer than ’Wolfhunter River’ did for ’Stillhouse Lake’. And I know there's a book 4 coming out! Oh, Lord...

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  • squishy
  • 24-04-19

Another good series ruined with change

The first 2 books were well written, well narrated and exciting. Idk why but so many authors ruin a good series by changing what works well. The different narraters were awful, you could tell they were done at different times and edited together. Not well either. The lulls between characters makes it choppy, not like a dialog. The whole story seems disjointed, not melding into a cohesive storyline. Too many "tangents". It's almost like a different author jumped in and out. I was SO looking forward to this book, turns out a big disappointment. Didn't even finish

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  • JR Mc.
  • 05-05-19

Long walk for a drink of water.

It takes 4 and 1/2 hours of narration to even get to Wolfhunter, and once you're there it's just a mess of a plot. Gwen's character is exhausting, and the villain is downright cartoonish. I've heard the other books in this series are much better. This didn't build anything on the previous books or set up any kind of cliffhanger for the next one, so maybe it's okay to skip this one and just continue with book 4. I forced myself to finish but I'll be requesting my credit back.

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  • Rachel C.
  • 08-05-19

Disappointing

First half was old repetitive stuff from previous book. The story didn't really start til half way through. Disappointed.

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  • RN Analyst
  • 28-04-19

Love this series!!!!!🥰

She did it again. Really great book. I am so glad they used the same narrators for all three books. Kezia sounded different thou.
I hope we dont have to wait another year or more for another book!

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  • valerie
  • 27-04-19

wow!

Good job. Just as good as the first two. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-19

Good!

It was good! I'm looking forward to hearing the next one! I really enjoy these books.

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  • R. M. Chick
  • 19-06-19

A very Good and Intense Thriller!

Stillhouse Lake is/was such a Triumph that matching it would be impossible! Wolfhunter River is very good, mystery mixed with suspense and intense action. If I had not read “Lake” first “Wolf” might have been my favorite book in many years!