Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.
Since then, Mac's life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac's hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy's killer:
A white werewolf.
Lupine syndrome--also known as the werewolf virus--is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.
Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy's murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy's boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.
Mac can't lose another friend. Even if he doesn't want to be found.
The ripple effect caused by Mac's best friend Amy's murder has driven Mac's new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac knows that Kyle plans to enroll in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. She refuses to accept his decision, especially since the camps are rumored to be tortuous. So she sets out in search of Kyle with a barely sober Jason—and Amy's all-seeing ghost—in tow.
Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado—but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill—and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.
Willowgrove is Kathleen Peacock's riveting conclusion to the Hemlock trilogy, a dark, romantic, paranormal suspense series that pits friendship against survival, and trust against love.
Ever since Mac's best friend, Amy, was murdered, Hemlock has been a dangerous place. But now that Mac, her boyfriend, Kyle, and Amy's ex, Jason, have investigated a mass breakout from Thornhill, a werewolf "rehabilitation" camp, the danger has only grown. Fear of the infection spreading is now at an all-time high, and anyone with a scar is suspected of being a wolf.
What makes Mac even more afraid, though, are the dark experiments that the warden of Thornhill was performing on wolves in a secret asylum called Willowgrove. Uncovering the truth about what happened may be the only way for Mac to save everyone she loves and end her nightmares for good.
My review review of Hemlock, Thornhill
Loved rereading these books, and all together, at that! These characters were just fantastic to read about, and the world was really interesting! A bonus of reading these all together was that Mac's dreams of Amy came together, and made a bit more sense!
Absolutely enjoyed going through the mystery of who the white wolf who killed Amy was, of the relationships between Mac, Kyle and Jason. And of course, everything that went on in the camps and how they broke everyone out of Thornhill!
There was only a mention of Amy's brother in Thornhill, that I could find. But I had kinda read the beginning of Willowgrove, and put it together that he would be pretty important to finale, and yeah, really enjoyed watching for hints o him!
The ending was pretty big! Not big on the whole "escape and then break into a camp" but "werewolves showing how numerous they are" and "the truth of the werewolf population explosion." Things that are going to change things for the better! Though there was a cost, and that sucked, but yeah, I think they'd be happy that the world they left was better then when they entered it!
Loved this series, it was fantastic, and I can't wait to read more by Kathleen Peacock!
Author: Kathleen Peacock
Series: Hemlock #1, 2, 3
First Read: September 15th, 2012, November 17th, 2013
Read: August 26th, 26th, 26th, 2016
Source: Tuebl, Edelweiss
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books, and Willowgrove by End of Series 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Kathleen Tegan Books
Published: May 8th 2012, September 10th 2013, January 6th 2015