Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
I loved this book and really could not put it down. I was up in the middle of the night reading. Rachel Caine's books have been mainly in the Young Adult genre. This is her first suspense mystery book. The good news for me is that the book ends with the tease of a follow-up and I will look forward to that.
The book begins with Gina, a suburban housewife with 2 children, discovering that her husband is a serial killer. And, he's an infamous serial killer, meaning he has 'followers', so even though he is on death row, his threats to his family are very real. Gina truly knew nothing of her husband's insanity, but is tried and convicted in the press and social media as an accomplice. She realizes she must 'disappear' with her kids or face horrible threats on social media and real life. The family become nomads because their identity is usually discovered after a few months in a new place and they are no longer safe. I loved this character. She is normal, yet strong, smart, yet not sure who to trust, if anyone. This is a fast-paced journey into a mother's desperate need to save her children, her family.
__________________ Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.