Recaps of books by Rachel Caine

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

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Title: Stillhouse Lake

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Series: Stillhouse Lake #1

- Stillhouse Lake (2016)
- Killman Creek (2017)
- Wolfhunter River (2018)

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Gina Royal is the definition of average—a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband’s secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor—the ultimate warrior mom.

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband’s crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace.

But just when she’s starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake—and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed—or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: she’s learned how to fight evil. And she’ll never stop.
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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

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Title: Ink and Bone

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Series: The Great Library #1

- The Great Library (July 2015)
- Paper and Fire (July 2016)

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Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…
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Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

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Title: Glass Houses

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Series: The Morganville Vampires #1

- Glass Houses (2006)
- The Dead Girls' Dance (2007)
- Midnight Alley (2007)
- Feast of Fools (2008)
- Lord of Misrule (2008)
- Carpe Corpus (2009)
- Fade Out (2009)
- Kiss of Death (2010)
- Ghost Town (2010)
- Bite Club (2011)
- Last Breath (2011)
- Black Dawn (2012)
- Bitter Blood (2012)
- Fall of Night (2013)
- Daylighters (2013)

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It’s a small college town filled with quirky characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad comes out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows—one that will spill out into the bright light of day.

Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. The popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks on the school’s social scene: somewhere less than zero. And Claire really doesn’t have the right connections—to the undead who run the town.

When Claire heads off campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Hew new roommates don’t show many signs of life. But they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...
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