BOOK REVIEW: The Stillwater Girls
by Minka Kent
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Two sisters raised in fear are about to find out why in a chilling novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Thinnest Air.
Ignorant of civilization and cautioned against its evils, nineteen-year-old Wren and her two sisters, Sage and Evie, were raised in off-the-grid isolation in a primitive cabin in upstate New York. When the youngest grows gravely ill, their mother leaves with the child to get help from a nearby town. And they never return.
As months pass, hope vanishes. Supplies are low. Livestock are dying. A brutal winter is bearing down. Then comes the stranger. He claims to be looking for the girls’ mother, and he’s not leaving without them.
To escape, Wren and her sister must break the rule they’ve grown up with: never go beyond the forest.
Past the thicket of dread, they come upon a house on the other side of the pines. This is where Wren and Sage must confront something more chilling than the unknowable. They’ll discover what’s been hidden from them, what they’re running from, and the secrets that have left them in the dark their entire lives.
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Minka Kent’s “Stillwater Girls” is the kind of thriller that leaves you breathless, edge-of-your-seat captivated, and deeply invested in the lives of its characters. From its opening scenes to its jaw-dropping conclusion, the story grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go.
The story follows two sisters, Wren and Nicolette, living in isolation and secrecy. The layers of their mysterious life unfurl through alternating chapters, each revelation more surprising than the last. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out—boom!—Kent throws in another twist, expertly manipulating the tension and pacing to keep you hooked.
But what sets this thriller apart from the rest is its emotional depth and nuanced characters. Wren and Nicolette are relatable and complex; their struggles and triumphs will resonate with anyone who’s faced adversity. Their story is not just a series of events but a heart-wrenching journey through love, loss, and survival.
In summary, “Stillwater Girls” offers the perfect blend of suspenseful storytelling, unexpected twists, and deep emotional resonance. It’s a must-read for anyone who loves thrillers with substance and characters you can’t help but root for. Brace yourself for an unforgettable ride!