Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Gwen and family just can't catch a break, but we knew it was bad from the end of book 1.
Mel has escaped from jail and is stalking Gwen. His dear Gina makes a series of bad decisions, asks near strangers (seriously, you barely know these two, Gina/Gwen) to keep her kids safe, and runs off with Sam to...find Mel? Uncover Absalom? Use herself as bait? Not sure about her decision quality in this entire book. And as the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree, her kids both make some questionable decisions as well. Connor, this side-eye is especially for you, but Lanny doesn't get a pass either.
Lots of bad things happen, as you might expect. Gwen and Sam both put themselves in danger. Connor and Lanny put themselves in danger. And Sam is lucky to have such a loyal friend in the FBI to help them, because they need it.
The ending is fairly satisfying and I think she should have ended the story here, with no need for the final scene. It will have to be an absolutely unbelievable explanation for this story to continue, because this one stretched my belief to the very limit.
Still enjoyable, though. 3 stars but I don't think I'll be back for book 3.
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