Bitter Falls

Bitter Falls✅ Bitter Falls PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Rachel Caine – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk She s investigating a cold case no one else could by going places no else would dareIn spite of a harrowing past still haunting her, Gwen Proctor is trying to move forward Until a new assignment gives She s investigating a cold case no one else could by going places no else would dareIn spite of a harrowing past still haunting her, Gwen Proctor is trying to move forward Until a new assignment gives her purpose the cold case disappearance of a young man in Tennessee Three years missing, no clues Just Ruth Landry, a tortured mother in limbo Gwen understands what it s like to worry about your childrenGwen s investigation unearths new suspects and victims As she follows each sinister lead, the implications of the mystery grow disturbing Because the closer Gwen gets, the closer she is to a threat that looms back homeIn a town that s closed its ranks against Gwen her partner, Sam and her kids, there s no bolder enemy than the Belldene family paramilitary, criminal, powerful, and vengeful As personal vendettas collide with Gwen s investigation, she s prepared to fight both battles But is she prepared for the toll it could take on everyone she loves. This book reminded me of why I love this series Bitter Falls is a psychological thriller about a dangerous cult and the mysteries behind it s saintly membersThe Proctor family find themselves in danger once again Gwen, now working as a kick ass PI, unknowingly puts her family in danger she s got quite the knack for attracting trouble when she begins investigating a cold case about a man who vanished without a trace It s also not helping that Proctors have few friends left in Stillhou This book reminded me of why I love this series Bitter Falls is a psychological thriller about a dangerous cult and the mysteries behind it s saintly membersThe Proctor family find themselves in danger once again Gwen, now working as a kick ass PI, unknowingly puts her family in danger she s got quite the knack for attracting trouble when she begins investigating a cold case about a man who vanished without a trace It s also not helping that Proctors have few friends left in Stillhouse Lake, and their neighbors are making itthan clear that they want them gone When members of a crazy religious cult take two members of the Proctor family for ransom, it is up to the other two members to bring them home.The narrative, similar to previous installments, is split between Gwen, Connor, Sam, and Lanny I haven t always loved this dynamic, but it works well in Bitter FallsI still like Gwen s chapters best, but the other character s voices are growing on me Bitter Falls is an action packed, suspense filled filled read chock full of tension and drama I was lured in by the case of the missing boy, and intrigued by The All Saints cult The plot was tightly wound and when it fully unraveled it was pure chaos in a good way While it lacked believability, it was fun to read My only complaint is that the last few pages felt rushed I was scared there was going to be a cliff hanger because so much happens in the last 10% of the book, and I wasn t sure there was going to be adequate time for all threads to be wrapped up However, all aspects are neatly tied together, perhaps a little too neatly I didn t love the last book in the series, but this book brings back all of the elements that I loved about the earlier books Gwen s story is finally moving forward and I can t wait to see where the Proctors find trouble next I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review Wow, how much can one family take and still stay strong After years of torment as a serial killer s wife, Gwen Proctor , her partner Sam, and her children Connor and Lanny are trying to put the past behind them Gwen is working as a private investigator, and an interesting case has just arrived A young man just disappeared into the night, without a trace, three years ago, and Gwen wants to find closure for his parents.As Gwen gets closer to the truth, things start to get really dangerous, plus Wow, how much can one family take and still stay strong After years of torment as a serial killer s wife, Gwen Proctor , her partner Sam, and her children Connor and Lanny are trying to put the past behind them Gwen is working as a private investigator, and an interesting case has just arrived A young man just disappeared into the night, without a trace, three years ago, and Gwen wants to find closure for his parents.As Gwen gets closer to the truth, things start to get really dangerous, plus her past is catching up to her, and she s getting angst from internet trolls and locals alike This book races to a spectacular finale, and I dare you to put it down.This series is a wonderful, enjoyable read, with fantastic characters and well thought out plots Recommended for all lovers of crime and mystery novels.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review 4.25 StarsThe Closer you are to Danger, the Farther you are from Harm For Gwen, Lanny, Connor and Sam, Stillhouse Lake is no longer the sanctuary it once was Now, the townsfolk are against them and everyone, except for a select few, want them gone and they aren t afraid to show it Now a Private Investigator, Gwen is assigned to work on the missing persons case of Remy Landry, a young man, who went missing in Knoxville, three 3 years ago Turns out that poor Remy tried to help a gal he met a 4.25 StarsThe Closer you are to Danger, the Farther you are from Harm For Gwen, Lanny, Connor and Sam, Stillhouse Lake is no longer the sanctuary it once was Now, the townsfolk are against them and everyone, except for a select few, want them gone and they aren t afraid to show it Now a Private Investigator, Gwen is assigned to work on the missing persons case of Remy Landry, a young man, who went missing in Knoxville, three 3 years ago Turns out that poor Remy tried to help a gal he met and ended up in a Cult and now Gwen is caught smack dab in the middle of it and they are hot on her tail and no one around her is safe.When Lives are on the line, Gwen Proctor and her kids Lanny and Connor and Sam Cade know how to stand and fight and when the going gets tough, they roll with the punches Bitter Falls is the fourth book in the Stillhouse Lake series and it kept pace very well with the other books in the series I liked it a tad bitthan the last book, Wolfhunter River and feel like the author is doing a great job of giving the readers what we want Rachel Caine knows how to get my back up and make it so that I am scared for the lives of four of my favorite characters and completely breathless when I reach the end.Thank you to NetGalley, Thomas Mercer and Rachel Caine for the arc.Published on Goodreads and NetGalley on 12.27.19 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Gwen Proctor is now working as a private investigator, while her kids are trying to fit into their ever changing lives Gwen s notoriety remains a storm cloud over the family s head A scheduled active shooter drill at the school goes sideways and Gwen s son injures one of the Belldene kids The Belldene s are a clan of military extremists and they are not a fan of the attention Gwen brings to their corner of the world Don t let their tight smiles and meatloaf casseroles fool you They w Gwen Proctor is now working as a private investigator, while her kids are trying to fit into their ever changing lives Gwen s notoriety remains a storm cloud over the family s head A scheduled active shooter drill at the school goes sideways and Gwen s son injures one of the Belldene kids The Belldene s are a clan of military extremists and they are not a fan of the attention Gwen brings to their corner of the world Don t let their tight smiles and meatloaf casseroles fool you They want Gwen and her family gone, and are willing to push it to the limit to get er done At least they have a code, rattlesnakes in the mailbox notwithstanding.A missing person case on which Gwen is working points her in the direction of the secretive All Saint s Church, a cult headed up by Father Tom Followers are ensconced within a fortified compound Fanaticism incarnate reigns here, zealots abound His army of saints, the baptisms, the Garden full of renamed females All in readiness for The Reckoning, which will be coming soon enough The body of water beneath Bitter Falls is cold and deep Bitter in a figurative sense, but in a literal way, it just reeks Why It may have monkeyed with my BS detector, but my eyes stayed put Pure entertainment, and I enjoyed every minute of it My reviews can also be seen at 3.5 Stars I ve really enjoyed the Stillhouse Lake series so I knew I had to read this latest installment.This family cannot seem to catch a break Gwen Proctor and family are working to put the past behind them However, there are many people who just won t let them be The family is still living in Stillhouse but the locals are far from welcoming and are not afraid of showing just how much they want the family g My reviews can also be seen at 3.5 Stars I ve really enjoyed the Stillhouse Lake series so I knew I had to read this latest installment.This family cannot seem to catch a break Gwen Proctor and family are working to put the past behind them However, there are many people who just won t let them be The family is still living in Stillhouse but the locals are far from welcoming and are not afraid of showing just how much they want the family gone.Gwen is working as a private investigator when she meets a woman whose son has been missing for over three years The case is another dangerous one and soon the entire family is caught up and at risk.Another interesting installment in the Stillhouse Lake series Like the other books in the series the story is told from multiple points of view Many of the characters from the previous books make an appearance and it was nice to catch up with them I enjoyed the story though it s not my favorite from the series I thought it lagged at times and while I thought the ending was exciting, it also felt a bit rushed.Overall, I have really enjoyed the Stillhouse Lake series If there is another book released, I will definitely be reading it 3.5 starsBitter Falls is another fast, action packed story to this series and Gwen is still one brave and fierce hero, however, I think this series is losing some stream for me.While the mystery is different with each book, I feel the stories follow the same pattern with Gwen s trying to outrun her past and the shadow they live under, her putting her family in danger while she investigates a new mystery and kicking some ass I guess maybe I am growing a little tired of the cinematic feel to the 3.5 starsBitter Falls is another fast, action packed story to this series and Gwen is still one brave and fierce hero, however, I think this series is losing some stream for me.While the mystery is different with each book, I feel the stories follow the same pattern with Gwen s trying to outrun her past and the shadow they live under, her putting her family in danger while she investigates a new mystery and kicking some ass I guess maybe I am growing a little tired of the cinematic feel to the story that entertained me before and I am wanting something a bitreal from the characters.Overall I did enjoy the story because I love the dynamics here between Gwen and Sam and how they grow as a family with each story They do make a great team and I am was entertained by that I keep asking myself why Gwen puts them in danger when she is so protective of them I need something a littlereal there I received a copy on NetGalley Back home after the life changing revelations revealed in the town of Wolfhunter, Gwen and her partner Sam Cade are moving forward together with her children sixteen year old Lanny and thirteen year old Connor in their home on Stillhouse Lake Unfortunately, it s no longer the sanctuary it once was as the locals have turned against them and old enemies are knocking on their door with threats With their lives in turmoil once again, Gwen isdetermined than ever to build a brighter, safer fut Back home after the life changing revelations revealed in the town of Wolfhunter, Gwen and her partner Sam Cade are moving forward together with her children sixteen year old Lanny and thirteen year old Connor in their home on Stillhouse Lake Unfortunately, it s no longer the sanctuary it once was as the locals have turned against them and old enemies are knocking on their door with threats With their lives in turmoil once again, Gwen isdetermined than ever to build a brighter, safer future for her family while working as a private investigator She s accepted a three year old cold case involving the disappearance of college student Remy Landry whose grieving mother she identifies with As she delves deeper into Remy s disappearance, she uncovers information that ties back to events revealed in Wolfhunter River, and she suddenly realizes that she s unknowingly put loved ones on another maniac s radar Will Gwen solve this case the who, why, where in time to save her loved ones Bitter Falls is a chilling suspense thriller with strong protagonists and crazed villains that alternates between the first person point of view of Gwen, Sam, Lanny, and Connor And never has it beenimportant to get the pov of each of these characters as their world threatens to implode The story unfolds at neck break speed in a setting that stimulates all the senses, taking on a life of its own as another influential player in the fate of these characters Caine s uncanny ability to spin multiple, often shocking, twisted plot lines that continuously build in intensity from the gravely disturbing prologue all the way through to the explosive end is nothing short of brilliant Backstory is seamlessly woven into Bitter Falls so that a new reader can follow this story without reading the previous three books but oh what a mistake that would be Although each book completes a story, characters introduced in the first book play prominent roles in each book Caine excels at writing characterizations that are intricately detailed, and just so authentic that readers have little choice but to fear for each character s safety I swear my heart pounded nonstop throughout Bitter Falls as the stakes are high, the danger inescapable, and the terror certifiable I was thrilled by the critical role played by a previous character appearing in this one and yes, I m being intentionally vague You simply must avoid all spoilers, carve out some uninterrupted time, and commit to reading this one in mostly one sitting Bitter Falls is riveting, dark, fast paced, high intensive story telling at its best I could nitpick and say it s a bit over the top with all the non stop, life threatening danger to characters, but let s face it I could not put this book down My heart raced and my emotions soared out of control as I held on for dear life to complete this wild, run away ride until I could finally let out the breath I d been holding and give thanks I survived to read The End I just can t criticize an author or drop the rating on a book that grips me that hard Bitter Falls is a fantastic addition to the Stillwater Lake series and a must for fans of suspense thrillers Highly recommended A special thank you to publisher Thomas Mercer for an arc of this book via Netgalley Reviewed at Cross My Heart Reviews Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine is the fourth installment of the thrilling Stillhouse Lake series The first book in the series, Stillhouse Lake, introduced readers to Gwen Proctor who had gone into hiding with her two children after it was found that her husband was a serial killer The trio had been on the run for several years not only trying to make sure that her husband who had gone to prison wouldn t know of their whereabouts but also the vigilantes that thought Gwen was an accomplice to the Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine is the fourth installment of the thrilling Stillhouse Lake series The first book in the series, Stillhouse Lake, introduced readers to Gwen Proctor who had gone into hiding with her two children after it was found that her husband was a serial killer The trio had been on the run for several years not only trying to make sure that her husband who had gone to prison wouldn t know of their whereabouts but also the vigilantes that thought Gwen was an accomplice to the killings instead of an innocent housewife.After years of being on the run and hiding Gwen and her children were tired of constantly being on the move and decide to finally settle at a home at Stillhouse Lake This series continues their story from book to book and is best read from the beginning to get the full story on the dangers the family has faced and to get to know all the characters well Each book of the series has picked up right after the previous had left off and continued the story of the family as they face the new dangers.I have been following this series from the beginning myself having been a fan of other books by Rachel Caine and have absolutely loved this series from the start I have loved the way it digs deep into what happens to the family of a convicted killer bringing in the internet and media and their intrusion into their lives The characters are likable and the story is one that has kept my attention and had me on the edge of my seat.And with each new book of the series I have loved that the author has gone a little different in style and taken the story in new directions to keep readers on our toes This to me has made it not feel like we are just re reading the first book over and over and kept everything fresh and new each time so as to not become the way some series can that end up feeling stale As usual I can t wait to see what the author has in store next I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreviews please visit Bitter Falls is the fourth in the Stillhouse Lake series Things have moved forward and Gwen is now working as a PI The town has turned against her family and they are all being shunned or worse, bullied A paramilitary drug dealing family, the hillbilly mafia , has taken a particular vendetta out against them for bringing unwanted attention to the area Gwen is investigating a cold case the disappearance of a young college student three years ago We know from the prologue that he was the v Bitter Falls is the fourth in the Stillhouse Lake series Things have moved forward and Gwen is now working as a PI The town has turned against her family and they are all being shunned or worse, bullied A paramilitary drug dealing family, the hillbilly mafia , has taken a particular vendetta out against them for bringing unwanted attention to the area Gwen is investigating a cold case the disappearance of a young college student three years ago We know from the prologue that he was the victim of a religious cult As before, each chapter is told from a different family member s perspective I appreciate this approach as it gives the reader different views on the same events and works to move the series along at a fast pace And it s definitely a fast paced book It seems like something scary is happening to the Proctors or Sam in each chapter And there s never any escaping the press or the trolls Caine definitely paints a convincing picture, especially when it comes to the adolescents and their mood swings and defiance Anyone who s dealt with teenagers is going to get it A lot of series you can pick up the latest and be ok This is not one of them There s so much backstory, you really need to read them in order My thanks to netgalley and Thomas Mercer for an advance copy of this book Book three in the Stillhouse series, Wolfhunter River was another powerful thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, although all of the previous books did as well When book 4, Bitter Falls, become available I rushed to press that button and download this book hoping for the thrill I had experienced with the previous books Thankfully, it was, and I embarked onto another thrilling path with wonderful protagonists and an electrifying read.Looking for a strong protagonist, one need Book three in the Stillhouse series, Wolfhunter River was another powerful thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, although all of the previous books did as well When book 4, Bitter Falls, become available I rushed to press that button and download this book hoping for the thrill I had experienced with the previous books Thankfully, it was, and I embarked onto another thrilling path with wonderful protagonists and an electrifying read.Looking for a strong protagonist, one needs to look no further than Gwen Proctor Gwen, formerly unknowingly married to a serial killer, is now involved in a search for a missing young man in Tennessee This young man has been missing for three years, and though there are no clues, Gwen, now working as a private investigator, thinks she might be able to find this boy and if nothing else put his mother s heart to rest knowing the fate of her son.Gwen stumbles onto a cult, one whose origins were inherent in Gwen s former life It s a cult that threatens, kills, and enslaves women in their clutches They are evil and the cult s leader mimics those like Jim Jones and others of his ilk Gwen pits herself against the cult leader and this game becomes one that threatens the lives of her children and the man she loves It a battle of wits and strength and once again Gwen proves that she is a formidable opponent She worries about he children, placing them in the line of fire, even though her goal is always to protect them no matter what She constantly finds her town in opposition to her and one family in particular the Belldenes seem to have a personal vendetta against Gwen Gwen is stuck between this family s threat and the cult that is pledged to fight to the death to preserve their evil way of life.I recommend this thriller and ideally the entire series to those who love to be whisked away for many hours eagerly turning those pages as Gwen fires up and let s go on those who seem to want evil things to happen to her family Gwen is the true mama bear, so do watch out to those who dare to cross her Thank you to Rachel Caine, Thomas and Mercer, and Netgalley for a copy of this great addition to the Stillhouse series This book is due out January 21,2020