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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Heartbreak Bay (Stillhouse Lake #5) by Rachel Caine

Heartbreak Bay

(Stillhouse Lake #5)

by Rachel Caine

Kindle Edition, 336 pages

Expected publication: March 9th 2021 by Thomas & Mercer

Goodreads synopsis: 

They’re hunting a killer so silent, so invisible, that his unspeakable crimes are the only proof he exists.

A car submerged in a remote pond. The bodies of two girls strapped into their seats. The mystery of their mother, vanished without a trace, leads Gwen Proctor and Kezia Claremont into dangerous territory.

On the surface, Gwen’s life is good—two children approaching adulthood, a committed partner, and a harrowing past dead and gone. But that past is attracting the attention of someone invisible…and unstoppable. Trouble’s just beginning. So is the body count in this backwoods Tennessee town.

As threats mount and Gwen’s hunted by an enemy who pulls all the strings, Kezia has her back. But working to solve these vicious and unreasonable crimes will expose them both to a killer they can’t for the life of them see coming.


4.5 stars

This is the fifth book in the Stillhouse Lake series by Rachel Caine.

I was really sad to see this story end. I know there won’t be another one since Ms. Caine passed away sometime last year. I love her stories. This one is a particular awesome one. I know it wasn’t meant to be an ending but it serves as a good one.

This story jumped back and forth between Gwen’s point of view and Kezia’s. It did get a bit confusing at times when I wasn’t cognizant about whose chapter I was in. That is probably my only niggle about this.

Overall great pacing and character development. I hope no one has to go through the things that Gwen and her family do. Lesser people would be regulated to a quivering mass of jelly.

Definitely read this series from the beginning. You want to do that for sure. It is worth it, trust me. I need to dig into some other series by Rachel Caine because she is just that good. What a loss to the writing community. All my best to her family.

If you like mystery/thrillers, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

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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