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Wolfhunter River

(Stillhouse Lake #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  22,543 ratings  ·  1,848 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by Thomas & Mercer
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Arushi There was an ARC for Killman Creek on Netgalley. So there should be one for this one too. You'll have to check Netgalley closer to publication date. H…moreThere was an ARC for Killman Creek on Netgalley. So there should be one for this one too. You'll have to check Netgalley closer to publication date. Hope this helps.

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Emily May
Feb 12, 2019 rated it liked it
2½ stars. Wolfhunter River is my least favourite book in this series so far. It's obvious why, too. I still enjoy the author's style, I still enjoy the exploration of internet stalking and the "court of public opinion", but this book is so obviously a "bridging the gap" book.

If you've read Killman Creek, then you know the significance of that book's conclusion and how it essentially wrapped up the central story line of the first two books. With strong characters and a good fanbase, of course the
Chelsea Humphrey
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Emily May
"As we leave Stillhouse Lake, I feel a tiny, guilty bit of relief. Like I'm running away from my problems, dumping them and escaping into the unknown, the way I had before. But it's false, that feeling. Escaping was always temporary. Problems always caught up to me. But, I remind myself, I'm not doing this for myself. Not this time."

Honestly, if you're not reading Rachel Caine's Stillhouse Lake series, then what are you doing with your life? I'll admit, I was skeptical when I saw the first book
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gwen Proctor is a magnet for evil and a force to be reckoned with in Rachel Caine's Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake #3)!

Melvin Royal might be dead but his notoriety as a serial-killer continues to haunt Gwen and their children. All she wants is to try to provide her children with some sense of normalcy but a group of internet vigilantes who believe she is as evil as her ex-husband are seeking their own brand of justice and simply won't allow it.

Seen as a fighter and a survivor to some, there
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

A mysterious phone call brings Gwen Proctor to Wolfhunter River, a small Tennessee town filled with dark secrets and f*cked up creepy people.

This is the third installment in the Stillhouse Lake series, and I would recommend reading this series in order.

This is a dark, gritty and suspenseful read. My favorite element of this book was trying to figure out what in the world was going on in Wolfhunter River. This part of the book kept me on my toes, as I never knew who or what was co
Nilufer Ozmekik
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-thriller
Four disturbing, gory, edgy but really well deserved stars!
Gwen Proctor will always be one of my favorite heroines, transforms herself from naive, shy woman into a lion, survivor, fighter, a real protector does whatever takes to keep her children safe.
Her serial killer husband might be killed by her but there are still people out there for bloody vengeance including Marleen who is obsessed with her, dedicated to avenge, resistant to believe in Gwen’s innocence.
The threats from hillbillies and
Kylie D
Another wonderful thriller in the Stillhouse Lake series, in this novel Gwen is still living in the shadow of her late serial killer husband, and having a hard time keeping the haters from her family. Then she receives a call from a women upstate, claiming that something dodgy is going on in her town, but doesn't let on what. Soon after the woman's daughter calls Gwen back, saying she has just found her mother's body and the police are coming to get her. So just what is going on in Wolfhunter Ri ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-releases

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4.5 Stars!

**If you plan on reading the first two books in the “Stillhouse Lake” series, you might want to hold off on reading this review.

I will tell you that this is a series that I highly recommend.

I have been looking forward to reading this since finishing "Killman Creek", the previous book in the series.

The book starts with the shocking kidnapping of a six-year-old girl. I was pulled right in.

The story then turns to Gwe
Larry H
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Imagine what it must be like to discover the man you married was a horrible serial killer, and that he was torturing and killing women right underneath your nose. For Gwen Proctor, that nightmare was her reality. But after fearing him for years and trying to keep her kids out of danger, she has finally been able to pull their lives together into some semblance of normalcy.

But peace of mind and security don't last long. Her ex-husband Melvin had acolytes all across the country, people willing to
Giridhar Devika Sreenivasan

OMG! A third book. Mixed emotions here. A part of me is excited to see what turn the series takes now but there is a bigger part of me that just wants Gwen to be left alone. To lead an uneventful, calm, happy life. She has had enough! Poor soul. And the children? They can’t possibly survive any more psychological trauma.

EDIT: 16.05.2019 (Review)


It was a bit underwhelming, to be honest. After the exceptionally well-crafted plots of the first two books, more was expec
Susanne  Strong
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4 Heart Stopping Stars!!

For Gwen Proctor, Lanny, Connor and Sam, there’s no such thing as Peace. Certainly not in Stillhouse Lake and let’s face it, not anywhere else either.

When a television show wants to interview Gwen about her story, she finally relents, after all she has to give in sometime, right? When confronted by Miranda Tidewell, the mother of one of the victims (and the head of “The Lost Angels”), who blames Gwen for the loss of her child, Gwen knows it's going to be bad. The only t
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

This book has a very current feel to it. Between trying to avoid the vitriol that is spewed on social media and the documentary that is being made about her, Gwen is still finding it extremely difficult to create a normal life for her family. There are still way too many people that believe she was a willing helper to her husband, a serial killer.

Her mistaken belief that his death would allow things to calm down was mistaken. The woman making the documentary also is looking to drive a wedge bet
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine is the third installment of the thrilling Stillhouse Lake series. The first book in the series, Stillhouse Lake, introduced readers to Gwen Proctor who had gone into hiding with her two children after it was found that her husband was a serial killer. The trio had been on the run for several years not only trying to make sure that her husband who had gone to prison wouldn’t know of their whereabouts but also the vigilantes that thought Gwen was an accomplice to t ...more
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Wolfhunter River is a fast-paced, heart-pounding, entertaining and suspenseful story that is full of action that had me on the edge of my seat while reading this one.

I loved Gwen, even more, here is this story and her character is even stronger than before. She is still brave, fierce, determined and protective but felt like she took on more of a cinematic hero feel to her character that I thought wasn't so realistic but definitely entertaining.

So I have a confession here some of Traveling Sist
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.

A misbegotten television interview with Gwen Proctor promises to give her the opportunity to set things right, to show she is not the monster so many think she is.  While on the air, the interview goes hideously awry.  The internet trolls who have never really let off are now fired up with renewed venom, further poisoning the attitudes of those in Gwen's world. 

I needed another series like an eighth hole in my head, but this one is hard to r
When Gwen Proctor received a phone call from a woman begging for help, but without giving a reason why, Gwen thought it was just another of ‘those calls’. But when the woman’s daughter rang a couple of days later to say her mother was dead, and they were after her, Gwen knew she needed to go to help. Sam, Lanny and Connor accompanied her to Wolfhunter and it was one of the worst decisions Gwen had ever made.

On their arrival in Wolfhunter, Vee, fifteen years old, had already been arrested for her
The Stillhouse Lake series is one of the most entertaining series of suspense thrillers that I've ever come across. The series picks up after the outcome of Killman Creek, where Gwen Proctor's ex husband Melvin Royal's timely demise gave her the freedom to breathe without fear of retaliation from him. Gwen, her children Lanny and Connor, and her boyfriend Sam are now back at their home in Stilllhouse Lake, but the notoriety of Melvin's actions are still causing harm to the family. After finding ...more
Marialyce (absltmom, yaya)
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A simple interview they said. A way to get your ability to clear yourself they said. A way to let the people see the real you, not the killer some think you are they said. They lied. Welcome to the third book in the Stillhouse Lake series.

Because of the TV show and the fact that they included in the interview, Miranda Tidewell, a mother who lost a daughter to Gwen's former serial killer husband, Melvin Royal, the world it seems is once again alerted, and Gwen and her children are again in the ey
This series has a continuing story arc and I highly recommend the first two books be read before starting this one. The backstories are critical to fully understanding the main characters, appreciating from where they’ve come and who they are now.

Gwen Proctor thinks she can finally take a breath after having escaped the clutches of her serial killer husband and exposed and dismantled a dangerous group supporting his sick objectives. However, her family is still at risk from their increased noto
The engaging series of Stillhouse Lake deals with the aftermath of Gina Royal and her two children when her husband Mel Royal has been discovered to be a serial killer. Although Mel was put behind bars and Gina (now named Gwen Proctor) was exonerated from allegations that she assisted him, life never went back to normal. The grief-stricken and vengeful families of Mel's victims, along with intrusive public judgment, created constant disruption and significant safety concerns in the lives of Gwen ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
With all that transpired in book two, I was really curious where else this story could go. How Caine would carry the rest of the story line and more importantly, what other horrors could possible be in store for Gwen and her children.

I didn't have anything to worry about, Caine more than made not only this story entertaining, but it's own story separate from the others and yet, not at all separate. We still get Marvin torturing them all in only a way he could and yet there is a new mystery that
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine
3rd book in the Stillhouse Lake series. Thriller. Best read as part of the series.
Gwen and her children have been harassed for years because of her serial killer ex husband. She is even getting calls from women asking for advice on abusive situations. A call from a young girl in Wolflake has Gwen and Sam traveling to a town where the police may not want to investigate. As a mother, Gwen can’t resist the call for help.

Suspenseful and scary that cults like this ca
Dec 04, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: have
OMG there's a third!!!!

Killman Creek SPOILER

Can’t stop thinking about that letter Gwen threw away from Melvin and that she should have read it!
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Gwen Proctor has come a long way since the haunted mess she was in STILLHOUSE LAKE. She's found a new life for herself, met a man who loves her in spite of her demons, and is basically taking life one step at a time with her kids, who are still messed up from the events in books one and two but are far more resilient than Gwen ever dared hope. As far as she's concerned, life is peachy.

Then she gets a phone call from a weirdo living in a
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A gripping psychological thriller that will have you devouring pages.

Gwen Proctor and her two kids escaped from her serial killer husband, but she hasn’t been able to outrun his notoriety. There are crazed stalkers out there still trying to make Gwen pay for her husband’s sins. Gwen is desperately fighting for a normal life for her kids. But she can’t ignore a cry for help, and when Marlene Crocket and her daughter call in a panic from Wolfhunter, Gwen reluctantly agrees to help. But by
L.A. Starks
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Sandra Hoover
What a riveting, heart-pounding adrenalin rush! My heart and head are still spinning and reeling as I try to come to grips with this story days after finishing it. Wolfhunter River, the third book in Caine's Stillhouse Lake series, is INTENSE and that's putting it mildly. You'll need to suit up and strap in for this one! I highly advise you read the first two books before venturing into this minefield of suspense and then enter at your own risk, but be prepared to maneuver the many twists and tu ...more
Natasha Niezgoda
Rachel Caine keeps surprising me! READ THIS SERIES!


Synopsis: Gwen is still trying to find what normal means to her. After all, her ex-husband turned out to be a serial killer. 🔪The media isn’t making it easy on her and her kids, so she’s constantly vigilant. But she can’t also ignore a cry for help. Marlene is terrified; something sinister is going on in her town of Wolfhunter. When Gwen shows up, Marlene is dead. And Gwen learns that girls are disappearing left and right with no explanation. B
Close to 5 stars... but I didn't like this quite as much as the 1st two in this series. This series is so amazing, and awesome as an Audio Book! Can't wait to listen to the next one! ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Gwen Procter is back after what felt like forever!! Killman Creek seemed such a long time ago but once I got started on Wolfhunter River it felt like yesterday. I am such a fan of this series and couldn't wait to dive in and see what would happen to Gwen, Sam and the kids this time - especially after her serial killer husbands death in the previous book. This family is cursed I swear - so much death and evil around them - and yet they are strong and find a way to get through it all, Not sure I c ...more
Ardent Reader

Gwen is a heroine who fights and protects her children from the outside world after she was labelled as a supported character for Melvin's victims. Although her husband who is a serial killer was murdered by her, the victim's families are still hoping to ruin her life . A sudden call from a woman in Wolfhunter river makes Gwen's life more miserable and to find a whirlwind revelation.

Unlike the previous stories, this story is a combination of two different incidents which combines toget
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“Because what Miranda represents . . . it’s dead, as dead to me as Gwen’s marriage is to her. I tell myself that, even as I recognize that Melvin’s ghost has never stopped haunting either one of us. Dead doesn’t mean gone.” 1 likes
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