Monday, February 21, 2011

Promo Monday: HEARTSICK by Chelsea Cain

Title: Heartsick
Series: Gretchen Lowell/The Beauty Killer
Author: Chelsea Cain
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Description:  A Living Nightmare.  Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer.  In the end, she was the one who caught him…and tortured him…and then let him go.  Why did Gretchen spare Archie's life and then turn herself in?  This is the question that keeps him up all night—and the reason why he has visited Gretchen in prison every week since.  A Deadly Obsession…  Meanwhile, another series of Portland murders has Archie working on a brand-new task force…and heading straight into the line of fire.  The local news is covering the case 24/7, and it's not long before Archie enters a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the killer—and his former captor.  But this time, it's up to Archie to save himself…

Chelsea Cain's Heartsick is a fast-paced thrill ride that doesn't let up until the very end.  The characters are endearing from tortured detective Archie Sheridan, protective detective Henry Sobel, charming and deadly Gretchen Lowell, and quirky Susan Ward.  Heartsick has the feel of Silence of the Lambs with a demented twist.  Serial killer Gretchen Lowell is a true enigma and perhaps even more seductive than Hannibal Lector.  Overall, I would highly recommend this book, and so far, it is my favorite in the series.

I started reading Heartsick and then devoured the other two books in this series (Sweetheart and Evil at Heart). I would suggest reading them in order, and I can't wait to read the newest one, The Night Season. It comes out March 1st. If you like serial killer thrillers, then you'll love these. 


Nicole Zoltack said...

Oh, this sounds like something I would like!

And I notice you have 124 followers! Wow, congrats! :)

Margo Kelly said...

Hi I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you!

jen said...

Yikes! that sounds pretty intense...and right up my dark alley...

I'll have to check it out.
Swinging by to say hi from the blogfest (and fellow crusader), and following to make sure I don't miss anything good from here on out!!
The Survival Mama

Zan Marie said...

Just dropping in to say hi. I'm following you now. See you around.

Cherie Reich said...

Hi, Margo and Zan! Thanks for dropping by and following. I'll be making my rounds soon. :)