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Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine
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it was amazing
bookshelves: netgalley, kindle

Many Thanks to Netgalley, Thomas& Mercer and Rachel Caine for a chance to review this brilliant book.

Gwen Proctor is back and how!

Bitter Falls is book #4 in the Stillhouse Lake series and it continues right from the events in WolfHunter River. These books can be read as standalones as enough background is provided in the story but as such I recommend reading the whole series in order to understand the growth of each and every character especially Gwen, who has transformed herself into a female Ninja warrior sworn to protect her family which includes her partner Sam Cade and 2 kids Lanny and Connor.

Melvin Royal is dead but his dark shadow is still looming over the heads of Gwen and her family, the trauma of having fought against his clutches and the vicious online media trolling and hatred that followed it still causing a pall of gloom in their lives. All of them are undergoing therapy individually and as a family and Gwen has begun work as a PI, when she's given a missing case of young Remy Landry who has vanished almost 3 yrs back. Gwen who understands a mother's pain takes up the inquiry but the case has unforeseen consequences and Connor, Lanny, Sam and Gwen are plunged headfirst into the icy depths of terror and torture.

I admire Rachel Caine for the ingenuity of the story line by bringing in the woes and struggles of the family of a serial killer, of the perils of social media justice, of being targeted again and again and still fighting to live with dignity. I loved how the author has used the voices of Sam, Connor and Lanny along with Gwen to provide a more wholesome story and provide glimpses to the reader of each of their psyche. Connor grappling with the events in school and bullying and finding the courage to face his demons was especially touching. Maybe I am more bloodthirsty than I thot, but I really wanted a more brutal ending for the evil in disguise. Those final few chapters were so intense and emotional that I was literally glued to the pages to get to the end.

This series is definitely growing in strength and am looking forward to more of Gwen and her family's adventures. So, after 4 books of fighting never before imagined adversities, I hope the family finds at least some semblance of 'normal' in their lives.

Eagerly waiting for the next book in the series!
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Reading Progress

December 28, 2019 – Shelved
December 28, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
January 9, 2020 – Shelved as: netgalley
January 9, 2020 – Shelved as: kindle
January 9, 2020 – Finished Reading

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