The Stillwater Girls

The Stillwater Girls

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...

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The Stillwater Girls Reviews

  • Katie B

    I went into this with fairly low expectations because I haven't read anything by the author before and given the synopsis I thought there was potential for the story to easily veer into hot mess territory. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this turned out to be a pretty entertaining read. This is not some literary masterpiece (not trying to be snarky, the vast majority of books do not fall into the masterpiece category) but in terms of holding my interest, I was left feeling very satisfie

    I went into this with fairly low expectations because I haven't read anything by the author before and given the synopsis I thought there was potential for the story to easily veer into hot mess territory. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this turned out to be a pretty entertaining read. This is not some literary masterpiece (not trying to be snarky, the vast majority of books do not fall into the masterpiece category) but in terms of holding my interest, I was left feeling very satisfied and look forward to checking out other books by the author.

    Sisters Wren and Sage have been living in a cabin with their younger sister, Evie, and their mother. The girls are completely isolated from society and are told to never leave the forest. When Evie becomes deathly ill, the mom leaves with her to get medical attention in a nearby town. The problem is they never come back and Wren and Sage are left wondering what they should do in order to survive.

    I liked how the story switched back and forth between two characters and I think that's partly why the story had such a good pace and turned out to be a fairly quick read. I'll admit I did kinda side-eye the big surprise or twist in the book but honestly I was having such a fun time reading the story up until that point that I decided to just go with it and not analyze it to death. When I picked up this book, all I wanted was something that would hold my interest and keep my mind off real-life stuff for awhile, and thankfully it successfully accomplished those goals.

    Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

  • JuJu (Julie)

    An emotional roller coaster ride!

    This was a not-so-typical suspense. Filled with characters that were so vividly described, I found myself emotionally attached as I was pulled into their heart-wrenching journey. It was a mix of suspense and just the right amount of heartbreak.

    This is my first book by Minka Kent, but I have another waiting in my TBR. Her writing style is so captivating. I loved every minute of this book.

    Yes! Highly recommend to anyone lookin

    An emotional roller coaster ride!

    This was a not-so-typical suspense. Filled with characters that were so vividly described, I found myself emotionally attached as I was pulled into their heart-wrenching journey. It was a mix of suspense and just the right amount of heartbreak.

    This is my first book by Minka Kent, but I have another waiting in my TBR. Her writing style is so captivating. I loved every minute of this book.

    Yes! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a quick, emotional and suspenseful read!

    4 ⭐️’s

    April 9th 2019 by Thomas & Mercer

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    Thank you to NetGalley / Thomas & Mercer / Minka Kent for this digital ARC, in exchange for my honest review!

    #NetGalley #TheStillwaterGirls

  • Kaceey

    Two seemingly different, and I mean extremely different stories running side by side. You’ll ask yourself, how on earth can these stories be related? How are they possibly going to merge? There’s just no way.... but hold on!

    Nicolette, married to a world class photographer feels her world is crashing down around her. She’s losing the thinnest of threads that are barely holding her marriage together. Unable to have children, she’s desperate to foster a child. Her husband Brant...well, not exac

    Two seemingly different, and I mean extremely different stories running side by side. You’ll ask yourself, how on earth can these stories be related? How are they possibly going to merge? There’s just no way.... but hold on!

    Nicolette, married to a world class photographer feels her world is crashing down around her. She’s losing the thinnest of threads that are barely holding her marriage together. Unable to have children, she’s desperate to foster a child. Her husband Brant...well, not exactly on board with that choice. He’s perfectly content with his freedom of globetrotting around the world for his photography.

    Wren and her younger sister Sage are living in a secluded cabin and quickly running out of food, desperate to keep warm. Their mother left more than 2 months ago with the girls’ youngest sister who fell ill. She left strict instructions with her 2 daughters to never, ever open the door to anyone until she returns. Is she coming back? The sisters are losing hope. Then comes the inevitable late-night knock on their door!

    I absolutely love when separate stories align simultaneously! It’s like a trying to put the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together. And though I found some sections to be a bit predictable, it took nothing away from my overall enjoyment.

    Minka Kent continues to deliver suspenseful and gripping thrillers that will keep me reaching for more of her books in the future!

    A buddy read with Susanne!🌸

    Thank you to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and Minka Kent for an ARC to read and review.

  • Kendall

    I have been an absolute huge fan of Minka Kent since I turned that last page of The Memory Watcher. I remember thinking.... have I been living under a rock this entire time not knowing anything about this author named Minka?!

    I absolutely loved Minka's first two books The Memory Watcher and The Perfect Roommate. The third book I was disappointed and was hoping that I would fall back in love with her books upon reading The Stillwater Girls. Unfortunately, as much as it pains me to say that I was

    I have been an absolute huge fan of Minka Kent since I turned that last page of The Memory Watcher. I remember thinking.... have I been living under a rock this entire time not knowing anything about this author named Minka?!

    I absolutely loved Minka's first two books The Memory Watcher and The Perfect Roommate. The third book I was disappointed and was hoping that I would fall back in love with her books upon reading The Stillwater Girls. Unfortunately, as much as it pains me to say that I was also left disappointed in reading this one.

    Let me start out by discussing what I loved about this book. Minka has such a way with grabbing her readers in on the first page. Her writing is addicting, engaging, and mysterious. I was intrigued by this story from the first chapter up until the end. There was no slow pacing, lagging, or being bored whatsoever in this one my friends.

    I finished this book in a little over a day... like I usually do with all of Minka's books. But, my issues with this is that I feel it failed to deliver upon the ending. I felt it was a tad predictable in where the story was going due to not having many characters in this one. I also had issues believing some of what was revealed with the girls/main characters. I will not go into detail of the plot.. because it's too hard to discuss without having spoilers.

    I absolutely miss the jaw dropping twists that Minka had in her first two novels. I feel that she has failed to have those twists and turns in her last two books. Is her writing absolutely addicting to the max? Hell yes!

    Overall, this was entertaining and am glad that I was able to read another book from Minka! I will continue to be a huge fan of hers and will always grab her books! I'm hoping that she has a book soon that delivers those twists, addictions, and mysteries that I long for! ;).

    3.5 stars for this one.

    Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for the arc in exchange for my honest review.

    Publication date: 4/9/19

    Published to Goodreads: 2/1/19

  • Debra

    Raised in isolation, taught to fear the outside world, two teen sisters, Wren and Sage are left alone in their family cabin in upstate New York after their mother leaves seeking medical attention for their younger sister, Evie. Months pass while hope ebbs away, food diminishes, livestock dies, and fall is turning into winter. Then someone knocks on their door.

    Nicolette wants to be a foster mother. She and her husband cannot have children. Her husband doesn't seem to be entirely on-board, but she

    Raised in isolation, taught to fear the outside world, two teen sisters, Wren and Sage are left alone in their family cabin in upstate New York after their mother leaves seeking medical attention for their younger sister, Evie. Months pass while hope ebbs away, food diminishes, livestock dies, and fall is turning into winter. Then someone knocks on their door.

    Nicolette wants to be a foster mother. She and her husband cannot have children. Her husband doesn't seem to be entirely on-board, but she notes he has not been himself lately. She believes he is hiding something from her and is being distant.

    I was fully invested in the story and enjoying the book until well, it had me scratching my head thinking "You have got to be kidding me!?!" and not in a good way. I can honestly say that I did not see that coming! At all! Not once! Parts of the reveal worked for me and parts did not. I will say that this book was a 4-star book for me until the end. Still, I did enjoy it. I enjoyed the teens and their self-resiliency. I enjoyed Nicolette and her desire to help.

    I enjoyed Kent's writing. I thought she did a fabulous job depicting the life of the two teens and their reactions to the world around them. I liked how I didn't quite know what was going on and how the two story-lines would intercept, but the big reveal took it down a star. Again, parts of it worked for me and parts didn't.

    Thank you to Thomas and Mercer and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  • Lisa

    My thanks to Thomas & Mercer, and Netgalley.

    I had.decided.not to request this book for review from Netgalley because it seemed a bit overhyped. I really wish I'd stick with my gut instinct! This story was so disjointed and all over the place. The twist? Damn it, woman! I should know better by now. If someone says to watch out for that twist then I should be able to find said reviewer and give them a swift knock upside their noggin! If there's a twist in these type of books, then it's usually

    My thanks to Thomas & Mercer, and Netgalley.

    I had.decided.not to request this book for review from Netgalley because it seemed a bit overhyped. I really wish I'd stick with my gut instinct! This story was so disjointed and all over the place. The twist? Damn it, woman! I should know better by now. If someone says to watch out for that twist then I should be able to find said reviewer and give them a swift knock upside their noggin! If there's a twist in these type of books, then it's usually one I've seen coming from a mile away. This isn't a book is recommend for people who enjoy authors that leave you guessing, or if you really enjoy digging into clues. I can't say it was a bad story though. For me it was meh.

  • Susanne  Strong

    Wren, 19 and Sage, 18, are sisters, living somewhere off the grid in the woods of New York. Their Mama and their younger sister, Evie, 9, left them months ago - as Evie was sick and needed medical attention. Fending for themselves, foraging for food, Wren doesn’t know how much longer they’ll survive, when a man breaks into their cabin - though he doesn’t hurt them, both sisters are scared. When it becomes clear he knows thei

    Wren, 19 and Sage, 18, are sisters, living somewhere off the grid in the woods of New York. Their Mama and their younger sister, Evie, 9, left them months ago - as Evie was sick and needed medical attention. Fending for themselves, foraging for food, Wren doesn’t know how much longer they’ll survive, when a man breaks into their cabin - though he doesn’t hurt them, both sisters are scared. When it becomes clear he knows their Mama, Wren becomes suspicious. She just knows that she and her sister Sage need to escape - or else.

    Once they get out, they find safety at Nicolette’s house a few miles away. Nicolette, who has never had children and who has always longed for them. Nicolette who suspects her husband Brant of keeping secrets from her and who finds peace and comfort in Wren and Sage’s appearance. Nicolette who has only ever wanted to feel needed.

    That said, up until that point, I was was loving every second. And I didn’t really read the synopsis of this one I just saw “Minka Kent” and “read now” and I was like “yeppers, I’m in.” That said, it was still pretty good, the twist was just a little “out there.” That aside,

    This was a buddy read with Kaceey, which we flew through in less than a few hours!

    Thank you to NetGalley, Thomas and Mercer and Minka Kent for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

    Published on Goodreads and NetGalley on 3.10.19.

    Will be published on Amazon on 4.9.19.

  • marilyn

    Nineteen year old Wren and her sisters Sage and Evie, have been raised by their mother in a cabin in the woods, never meeting another person, and being warned by their mother of the evils and devastation of the former civilization outside of their little world surrounding their cabin. They've been warned never to venture away from their plot of land and that saying at the cabin is the only way to stay safe. But then one day their mother must leave to take Evie for medical care, when she becomes

    Nineteen year old Wren and her sisters Sage and Evie, have been raised by their mother in a cabin in the woods, never meeting another person, and being warned by their mother of the evils and devastation of the former civilization outside of their little world surrounding their cabin. They've been warned never to venture away from their plot of land and that saying at the cabin is the only way to stay safe. But then one day their mother must leave to take Evie for medical care, when she becomes gravely ill. Months later winter is coming and food is running out and Wren and Sage know they must soon leave the shelter of the only home they know, to try to save themselves from starvation. Their hand is forced when the first man they've ever seen shows up at their cabin.

    At the same time, we meet wealthy Nicolette and her globe trotting photographer husband Brant. Nicolette yearns for a baby while Brant seems happy to continue their childless life. Not only that, Brant has become preoccupied and distant from Nicolette and she begins to think that their marriage is on the brink of collapse. At first it's hard to see how the worlds of isolated Wren and Sage and worldly Nicolette and Brant connect to each other but those two worlds do eventually meet. I was very invested in the story of Wren and Sage and how they were going to handle surviving when their entire life had been in the hands of their domineering mother. Nicolette and Brant were interesting and I wanted to know if Nicolette's fears had any merit since she seemed to display a paranoia that might not be founded in reality.

    I couldn't put the book down but once we get to several reveals concerning Nicolette, I had a hard time dealing with the rest of the story. What we learn just seems so far fetched to me that the story lost it's steam. There were just too many things that had to happen for the story to work out the way it did, to be believable to me. The story does get 3 stars from me for the intriguing first part and because I really enjoyed the characters of Wren and Sage.

    Thank you to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for this ARC.

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister

    3.5 Stars

    Two sisters alone, kept off-the-grid, hidden secrets, a women on the search to find the secrets her husband is keeping

    The Sitllwater girls captured my heart and I was hooked right from the start and wanted to know about them. I was rooting for them, confused by their circumstance and wondering how they came to where there are. The suspense increases as the story goes on and I was questioning how the two storylines are connected here.

    Things clipped along at a fast-paced and I raced thro

    3.5 Stars

    Two sisters alone, kept off-the-grid, hidden secrets, a women on the search to find the secrets her husband is keeping

    The Sitllwater girls captured my heart and I was hooked right from the start and wanted to know about them. I was rooting for them, confused by their circumstance and wondering how they came to where there are. The suspense increases as the story goes on and I was questioning how the two storylines are connected here.

    Things clipped along at a fast-paced and I raced through this one quite quickly. I was flipping those pages in excitement as fast as I could till that big reveal came. Well everything came to a crashing halt once that reveal and some twists came in that didn’t really feel like much of a twist.

    Now my detective skills are not the sharpest but I feel that even the best detectives would not see that ending coming or find it predictable. And having a dark and twisted thriller mind is not going to help you out either. Lol However that ending will give you something to talk about and I am glad I had a couple of my Traveling Sisters to chat about the ending with.

    Thank you to NetGalley and publisher for my copy to read and review

  • Felicia

    I'm sitting here trying to decide how to start this review and all I can think of is "why"?

    Everything was going fine. I was actually loving this book, the mystery had me rapt, I had to know what was going on. It was killing me! You know those kind of stories, right? Completely and utterly absorbed in this book.

    And then I turned to page 203....

    ...the final reveal was so far beyond absurd my eyes rolled completely into the back of my head leaving me unable to read the final pages.

    In fact, my eye

    I'm sitting here trying to decide how to start this review and all I can think of is "why"?

    Everything was going fine. I was actually loving this book, the mystery had me rapt, I had to know what was going on. It was killing me! You know those kind of stories, right? Completely and utterly absorbed in this book.

    And then I turned to page 203....

    ...the final reveal was so far beyond absurd my eyes rolled completely into the back of my head leaving me unable to read the final pages.

    In fact, my eyes are still staring at my bloody brain and I'm writing this review on keyboard memory alone.

    I may never be able to see again. Thanks a lot Minka Kent.

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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