Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine – Review


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Welcome back to booksnbites for another review of what is quickly becoming one of my favorite crime series! Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake #4) by Rachel Caine is a riveting  4th book in a fantastic crime series. Each one of these books has been incredibly difficult to put down and either been a one sitting read for me or one that I couldn’t get back to fast enough. If you love crime fiction and a badass female protagonist, then these are definitely the books for you. Unlike other crime fiction series, you do need to read these in order!

  1. Stillhouse Lake
  2. Killman Creek
  3. Wolfhunter River
  4. Bitter Falls
  5. Heartbreak Bay (Coming March 2021)




Description – 

She’s investigating a cold case no one else could—by going places no else would dare.

In 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 children.

Gwen’s investigation unearths new suspects…and victims. As she follows each sinister lead, the implications of the mystery grow more disturbing. Because the closer Gwen gets, the closer she is to a threat that looms back home.

In 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?


My Review – 

Yet again another riveting tale in the saga of Gwen Proctor. She truly is one of my fictional heroes and reminds me a lot of another fictional character in a crime series by Ann Frasier, Elise Sandberg. Gwen has been through a lot over the past couple years and just when you think she’ll catch a break one more thing is hurdled at her. I absolutely love Gwen and her two kids, Connor and Atlanta, as well as the hunk Sam. These are characters that are extremely likable, relatable and very easy to get attached to. It was a fast paced book as always, and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page! As usual, I couldn’t put it down and am left with an ache for the next book of the series. I just don’t know how Rachel Caine does it, but I don’t ever want her to stop. If you haven’t read this series yet then I highly recommend!!


Thanks for checking out another one of my reviews here on booksnbites! If you’ve read any of these then please share with me what you thought in the comments. Same if you have another series or standalone that you think I might enjoy based off of the Stillhouse Lakes series.


Good Vibes and Happy Reading! 🙂

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