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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine

Wolfhunter River

Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by Thomas & Mercer

Goodreads synopsis:
Rachel Caine is the New York TimesUSA Today, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the Stillhouse Lake series and the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series.


5 Stars

I have to admit this is not as intense and in your face as books one and two. But this one is still a great addition to the series. 

Goodreads doesn’t really give a synopsis so here it is in a nutshell:

Gwen is convinced to go onto a reliable tv program to plead her case and show her point of view. But the whole thing backfires and she is ambushed by one of the rich mother’s of one of Melvin’s victims. And not only ambushed but this lady is making a documentary about Gwen’s life and the whole debacle. But this lady intends to paint Gwen as monstrous as her ex-husband, Melvin, the serial killer. Not long after she gets used to the fact these documentary people are in town she discovers someone has put her phone number on the internet for the assistance in helping battered and abused women in danger. Gwen and family are drawn into a hell hole of peril and jeopardy they don’t expect. 

And it goes on from there. 

I am giving this five stars because this is awesome. Not as intense and thrilling as books one and two but it holds its own. There is an odd transition between when the documentary people arrive in town and Gwen deciding to help this girl in Wolfhunter River. This town is all kinds of messed up. I actually hope there are no real towns like it. Super scary.

Even more revelations are divulged about Sam Cade. And these threaten to disrupt the lives of them all. This is hair-raising and petrifying and I am not sure anyone will come out mentally coherent.  There will have to be lots of therapy to overcome stuff like this and I am horrified just reading about it. I can’t imagine how hard it was to write it. To live with the characters and these situations day after day. I applaud the author for her intention to write something that comes off as so real and authentic. How does Caine not have nightmare at night writing this stuff?

Great books three to the series. I hear there might be a fourth book in the works and I wonder where in the world it could go from here.

An intense and awesome psychological thriller series unlike any other. Read it and be in awe!

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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