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Wolfhunter River

Stillhouse Lake, Book 3
Series: Stillhouse Lake, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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She 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 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…

©2019 Rachel Caine, LLC. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Love this series!

Great story, great action, great suspense, excellent narration by all four main characters. Highly recommend!

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A better developed story than book 2

Enjoyed this book and the narration more on this book, although the characters are starting to feel a bit under developed. There's only so many times you can hear a character say that they know they should do one thing but then do exactly the opposite before it feels old.
Still it's a good listen and one that sets up where the story is going to go.

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Not at all sure about Audio Book 3 in this series

l have listened to the fisrt 2 books in this series and found them quite fascinating as l have not really considered people's viciousness when it comes to behaviours. l have also found it interesting to hear about the effort required to start your life again and simply live each day seeing how tenuous it really is in the context of these books.

Those Audio books were read by one person. The reader has what l would call a 'flat voice' but it for me it suited the content and did not distract from the themes running through the books.

Coming to Book 3 - which l have not been able to hear all of it as we have different readers for different characters. l hate this.

l have been totally unable to focus on the development of the 2 children and the lead woman herself.

It is a book NOT A BLOODY PLAY.

l have noticed the increase in audio books doing this - l suppose the money makers see it a new gimmick to make money or whatever, but l find it totally distracting and irritatingly disappointing.

l cannot recommend this Audio Book.

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  • Cam
  • 24-05-2019

Another fabulous book in the Stillhouse Lake series

Well constructed and compelling storyline combined with fabulous narration by the whole team. I have my fingers crossed there will be more in the series soon.

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  • shelley
  • 28-04-2019

Sagas and Secrets...

When I first looked at this book I was a little dismayed to see a couple of negative reviews. I waited a few days before listening because I really liked the previous books and I didn't want to be disappointed. I wasn't! This book is just a good if not better than the first two!
With the protagonist's (Gwen Proctor) husband dead the crazies are still out to get Gwen. She's ambushed on a TV interview show by the host and one of her most outspoken adversary. Gwen is fearful of meeting anyone she doesn't know. When she gets a phone call from a woman she doesn't know who's asking her for help because of all she's been through ,Gwen refuses to meet not knowing if it could be another set up. The next phone call Gwen receives is from the woman's 15 year old daughter, her mother has been murdered and who ever did it is coming for her. With misgivings her live in boyfriend agrees to go with her and her children. The fun doesn't end there. Gwen's adversary follows along and stirs up trouble and memories.
This is a fast paced thoroughly entertaining book. The four narrators worked beautifully together.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Lia
  • 21-07-2019

Marvellous Addition To The Series

Stillhouse Lake is another great listen and I loved the continuation of the central characters into this book.
Gwen Proctor is still fighting for her survival at Stillhouse Lake. Gwen is willing to do anything to keep her kids, Lanny and Connor, safe from vigilantes equally determined to eliminate her for their mistaken belief that she participated in the gruesome serial murders perpetrated by her ex-husband, Melvin Royal.
Wolfhunter River is another exciting book in the Stillhouse Lake series, and this time Gwen and her man, Sam, are caught up in murder and mayhem as Gwen tries to help a troubled teenage girl charged with killing her own mother.
The book grabs from the first page and pulls the reader through to the thrilling conclusion. Rachel Caine does it again!
There is violence and blood but no more than is necessary for the topic. Profanity and obscenity are present but not in overabundance. One sexual encounter is relatively discreet.
It's realistic for Lanny and Connor to grow up and more fully realize their dire circumstances as they mature.
I enjoyed the Stillhouse Lake series, including Killman Creek, and I recommend all of them to others.

The narrators were good but Emily Sutton-Smith and Dan John Miller were the best and one narrator would have most sufficient.

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  • Donna Smith McG
  • 26-04-2019

Wolfhunter River Book 3 wasn't for me..☹️

I couldn't WAIT for Book 3 in the ’Stillhouse Lake Series’ to come out! As ’gruesome ’ as the series was, I thought Rachel Caine wrote a story/series in the most unique way, and I really thought they were outstanding.
Then when I saw that ’Wolfhunter River’ Book 3 of Stillhouse Lake came out I immediately downloaded it. I thought I would lose another 2 nights of sleep as I did in the first 2..well I didn't.

In a nutshell, there was too much going on. When I got to the Epilogue the book had so many characters I had to re-read a few chapters because I had no clue who was who? For this reader, it should have been a book on its own, it barely had anything to do with Stillhouse Lake except every other chapter is told by the family members & the background is retold also. That was it!

Gwen is still trying to escape her past. Since her ex was a serial killer and a sick one at that! A lot of people believed who had loved one's that were killed thought she was responsible for his crimes. In the beginning she decides to go on a stupid reality talk show to try and explain why protecting her children, changing her name and moving is the most important thing for her so that she can move on. Then the host decides to bring on the mother of one of the victims, who proclaims she’ll be making a documentary about Gwen & her family to prove to the ’world’ Gwen knew about her husband's crimes and helped. Oh Lord it was so DUMB!

I end the review here....because her ex disgusting, serial killer is dead, and the next 200 pages has nothing to do with his crimes except...there was a kidnapping and a bunch of people, to this minute I couldn't remember names if you asked me! Oh, and they hate Gwen because everyone on social media hates her too due to a lot of lies! Wow..sounds familiar 🤔

If you loved the first 2 books, read this one because you'll understand why I'm so disappointed....if you didn't read them, it's completely your call.

As far as the narration, since it's seen and spoken through their eyes (Gwen, her children and her boyfriend) it was better than I thought it would be.

I'm sorry but when you are 2/3 into a series you expect the story would follow closer than ’Wolfhunter River’ did for ’Stillhouse Lake’. And I know there's a book 4 coming out! Oh, Lord...

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  • Amanda Whipp
  • 25-04-2019

I feel like I need to correct the prior review

I will update this when I am finished with the book— currently, I am halfway through it.

I’m not sure what the other reviewer is talking about in regards to the voice actors, because they are all the same ones who read Killman Creek.

EDIT: I finally finished Wolfhunter River and, though I enjoyed it, it was an introduction to a new set of circumstances for Gwen Proctor and her family.

I feel like many people won’t like the changes but, after all, Melvin Royal is dead. There is very little to do with him in this story. And by the end, there is even less.

Personally, I enjoyed this book immensely. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys vigilante justice. But there is no denying that the first two books were tighter in terms of plot.

However, I look forward to Gwen’s next adventures, especially considering the new job she has by the book’s conclusion. Her story is evolving, as it should. She and her family are all very interesting characters, and I can’t wait for the next book!

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  • JR Mc.
  • 05-05-2019

Long walk for a drink of water.

It takes 4 and 1/2 hours of narration to even get to Wolfhunter, and once you're there it's just a mess of a plot. Gwen's character is exhausting, and the villain is downright cartoonish. I've heard the other books in this series are much better. This didn't build anything on the previous books or set up any kind of cliffhanger for the next one, so maybe it's okay to skip this one and just continue with book 4. I forced myself to finish but I'll be requesting my credit back.

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  • squishy
  • 24-04-2019

Another good series ruined with change

The first 2 books were well written, well narrated and exciting. Idk why but so many authors ruin a good series by changing what works well. The different narraters were awful, you could tell they were done at different times and edited together. Not well either. The lulls between characters makes it choppy, not like a dialog. The whole story seems disjointed, not melding into a cohesive storyline. Too many "tangents". It's almost like a different author jumped in and out. I was SO looking forward to this book, turns out a big disappointment. Didn't even finish

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  • customer
  • 21-02-2020

thrilling

loved it! narration was great. familiar characters. very descriptive . Love the action and Gwen

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  • Jesse
  • 16-02-2020

great series

I've enjoyed all of the books in this series so far, great author and narrator

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  • Sarah
  • 07-02-2020

Powering through tired story line

The hate mail, harassment, violations of privacy, stalking and emotional haranguing, etc. was interesting and novel in the beginning but now it’s pretty boring and tired. It’s exhausting to read. Perhaps bc of my legal background I find the characters antics tiring and their judgment stupid. People should recognize there are criminal courts but there are also civil courts. Etc. If the characters just told each other reality of the truth of things there would be no problems. If they had two thoughts to rub together to create an spark they’d handle it in a tolerable way. Settle how to handle people like that. But the author loves to go on and on with emotional inner and external dialogue. Makes me lose respect for characters bc they are designed to be strong and smart but are always except very rarely that. They let things happen together. They are their own perpetrators and victims.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-01-2020

Really liked book 3 - probably the best of the 4

So I really liked book #1 of the series. But didn't like #2. One of the reviewers said that it was totally different and didn't follow the main characters and there were too many characters to follow etc. So I never read #3 until a friend of mine said that it was good and #4 was coming out. Well I totally disagree with that review. It picked up right where #2 left off and was totally about the main character although they introduce more folks for the plot of this book. It's really good. I am pretty picky. This is a good one.

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  • Ms T
  • 27-12-2019

An OK drama

The third in the Stillhouse Lake series and another chance to see Gwen battle the demons of her serial killer ex-husband. This book was just OK, but didn’t excite me as the previous two had.I felt the story was missing tension and instead seemed to amble quite nicely to the end when I wanted more action and pace. The fourth book of the series is due for release in January 2020.

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  • Pamela
  • 26-07-2019

Brilliant

Loved it. I was completely hooked from the first page. Can't wait for the next installment

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  • welshgirl
  • 19-06-2019

Another Total Thrill

Another Excellent book from Rachel Caine, brilliant from start to Finish, couldn't put it down!

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  • Gemma
  • 12-06-2019

very engaging, good characters

enjoyed the continuation of Gwen's story. only thought is that it is hard to imagine anyone, let alone kids, going through such constant stress

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-05-2019

Best book from the series! Clever & Unique

Loved this book, the best in the series, the plot was so clever and brilliantly written. I love how the characters evolve and the strength and the main character shows. She is inspiring and encourages us all to be more resilient. #bawse

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  • AGC
  • 21-05-2019

Enjoyable

Having read the previous 2 books it was compulsory for me to read this one as well. I did enjoy the story however I would be inclined to say that it was not as strong and the previous 2, or is because I am now used to the characters and the theme of the stories. It is still worth reading, especially if you have completed the first 2

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  • Rebecca C
  • 02-05-2019

Bit disappointing

I enjoyed the first 2 novels in this series however didn't think this had as much depth to it. While I understand the characters are who they are because of their past, I felt that there was far too much repetition in this story of events from the previous 2 books, particularly as it is clearly aimed at an audience who have read the first two and are familiar with what has gone on before. The new plot in this story seems to only kick in around half way and then is pretty rushed. It could have been better if the wolfhunter storyline started earlier, had more detail, and was the main focus.