Thank you to NetGally and Amazon Publishers for providing me with a free digital copy of Wolfhunter River in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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 not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.
But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…
I absolutely love, LOVE, the Stillhouse Lake series! I devoured both the first and second books in the series which is going to make this review tricky to write because I had a different experience with Wolfhunter River than with the first two books. I think the best way to go about this is to discuss what I did and didn’t like.
What I liked: Gwen is still one of the most badass female characters in a thriller novel that I have ever read. She is smart and strong yet still shows vulnerability which also serves to make her realistic. She is a woman scorned too harshly to allow anyone to mess with her or her kids. Wolfhunter River has that same Gwen, hooray! The other aspect of this book that pulled me in is the heart pounding suspense, but unfortunately it didn’t occur until the end of the book, which leads me to what I didn’t like…
What I didn’t like: The first two books in this series were suspenseful from page one! Wolfhunter River took a long time to build up and didn’t really pull me in until about the halfway point. The last 20% of the book was hard to put down, which of course I loved, but I wished for more suspense throughout. I also felt like the plot was a stretch from the previous two novels. It didn’t really fit in with what happened before, Gwen just sort of got caught up in someone else’s life or death drama… and the action ensued.
So I guess I did like this book, but I didn’t love it. I wish it continued more of Gwen’s story but instead this was just a continuation of Gwen’s character. If there are more in this series, I am undecided about whether or not I will read them. I rated this one 3 out of 5 stars.