Review: Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine (Stillhouse Lake #3)

wolfhunterShe 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 nor the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.

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


I have never lived in a small town and having read so many thrillers set in small towns, I think I will just stick to the cities. Traffic jams, pollution and muggers sounds way better than some of these small town characters in thrillers.

Gwen Proctor is back! I remember seeing this book on NetGalley’s, Read Now section and totally freaking out as I clicked download. I thought it was a glitch in the system and didn’t want to delay getting the book. Can you already tell just how much I like this series?

In this story, Gwen moves to Wolfhunter to respond to a distress call. However, she soon realizes that the small, remote town is a place of nightmares. The legal system is corrupted and twisted, vigilantes are running wild and they have guns. Most of the characters are dark and frankly, bat shit crazy. What is worse, they have some weird relations. Crazy cousins and siblings abound.

This book is more like the second one in terms of action. I loved the first book since it was more of psychological than action thriller. However, this one leans towards actions/suspense thrillers. This isn’t really a major issue but I’m not a huge fan of action whether it is movies or books, the bullets need to take a break. The strength of this story though lies in the character development. Gwen, Sam, Connor and Lanny are all well developed and I enjoy reading about them. Gwen’s background troubles her but it sure is entertaining to read about and definitely adds to the tension in the story.

Wolfhunter River is a great addition to the Stillhouse Lake series. I wasn’t too crazy about the amount of action but can’t deny that it was entertaining. I also found the first chapters a bit slow but once Gwen got to Wolfhunter, I was completely hooked. I don’t know if this is the end of the series, I hope not because I would still like to read more about the Proctors.