WWW Wednesdays: March 14, 2018

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. It’s simple – just answer the three questions below. And check out her post this week to get inspired by what everyone else is reading!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: Killman Creek

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Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he’s not going away.

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn’t over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text…

You’re not safe anywhere now.

Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has become a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin’s victims, Gwen is going hunting. She’s learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.

But what she’s up against is beyond anything she feared—a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die.

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I fell in love Stillhouse Lake earlier this year, so I’m really excited to be diving into the next book in the series. This week’s been really busy for me, and I haven’t gotten in as much reading as I’d like, but I’ll be curling up with this one tonight!

Recently Finished: All the Beautiful Lies

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Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an “otherworldly” way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years.

Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father.

Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way.

Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.

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This was such a chilling and twisted mystery with great attention to character development. It absolutely inspired a need to get my hands on more of Peter Swanson’s books! Check out my full review here.

Reading Next: Bonfire

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Should you ever go back?

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as Abby tries to find out what really happened to Kaycee, she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” which will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of the question: can you ever outrun your past?

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Full disclosure, one episode of Jessica Jones is the extent of my exposure to Krysten Ritter’s acting skills, but her decision to pen a mystery intrigued me and the blurb sounds like it’ll be up my alley! I’m definitely tackling this one next … it’s a library copy due in three days … but no pressure …


That’s what my week’s looking like! Any of these reads catch your eye? I’d love to chat about them and any books you’re reading these days!

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Author: Kaila

My name is Kaila, and I'm a bibliophile with a love of traveling and adventure. When I'm not buried in a book - preferably mysteries, thrillers, and fantasies - you'll find me at work as a software engineer or training as an amateur Muay Thai fighter ... no dull moments here!

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: March 14, 2018”

  1. Love all your choices. I’ve got Bonfire on my TBR from Netgalley. First, can’t go wrong with a girl named Krysten with a Y lol. Also, I’m super interested to see what kind of writer she is, because she’s a hell of an actress. I’ll be binging Jessica Jones here soon.

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  2. I had to skim through your review of Killman Creek because I’m listening to Stillhouse Lake now, and didn’t want to read any spoilers. I did manage to see one though. But that’s okay, I know there’s plenty more to this story. ( :

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    1. Oh no, Laurie, I’m so sorry to hear that! It’s such a bummer when plot synopses for later books in series spoil the earlier ones, and I didn’t even think about that when copy and pasting over from Goodreads. I’ll try and add a note in the opening of the post next time, sorry again!

      I do hope you’re loving Stillhouse Lake, though! It was a crazy fun ride for me 🙂

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      1. No worries Kaila. It’s okay. It didn’t spoil the book for me. Please don’t feel bad. I just didn’t know how Sam Cade fit into the picture, but it hasn’t ruined the rest of the book.
        Stillhouse Lake can get a little too gripping for me, but I’m trying to stick with it because it’s a great story. I could do without all of the cussing at times though. I have to skip through those parts. 😉

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      2. Oh phew. Glad to hear that! Stillhouse Lake definitely does go at breakneck speed and get rather dark, but I’m glad you’re trying to stick it out because you’re right, it’s a fun story!

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