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Sweetheart : Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell - Chelsea Cain

Sweetheart

Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell

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Published: 20th July 2010
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Portland detective Archie Sheridan, the former head of the Beauty Killer Task Force, hunted Gretchen Lowell for years before she kidnapped him, tortured him, and then let him go. Now that she is behind bars, Archie is finally piecing his life back together. He has returned home to his ex-wife and their two children and sworn off visiting Gretchen. Though it should feel like progress, being away from Gretchen makes him feel worse.

When the body of a young woman is discovered in Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the last time they found a body there, more than a decade ago: it turned out to be Gretchen’s first victim, and Archie’s first case. The body can’t be one of hers. She’s in prison.

Then the unthinkable happens: Gretchen escapes and, while the city is on edge, Archie is secretly relieved. He knows he’s the only one who can capture her, and once he does he now has a twisted plan to get out from under her thumb for good.

Each new novel in Chelsea Cain’s scorching bestselling series—Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, and a new novel coming in 2011—is a dark, thrilling, and unparalleled tour de force.

"This is one of the best series in the contemporary thriller genre." --USA Today"We've been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn't work . . . but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain's ferocious sense of humor." --Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly"Cain skillfully recruits us as moral caretakers as Archie struggles to overcome his sexual Stockholm Syndrome. . . . She invents Gretchen in wanton, wide-screen glory. . . . The novel is sensual and engulfing." --The New York Times Book Review This is one of the best series in the contemporary thriller genre. "USA Today" We've been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn't work . . . but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain's ferocious sense of humor. "Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly" Cain skillfully recruits us as moral caretakers as Archie struggles to overcome his sexual Stockholm Syndrome. . . . She invents Gretchen in wanton, wide-screen glory. . . . The novel is sensual and engulfing. "The New York Times Book Review"" "This is one of the best series in the contemporary thriller genre."--"USA Today" "We've been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn't work . . . but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain's ferocious sense of humor."--Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly" "Cain skillfully recruits us as moral caretakers as Archie struggles to overcome his sexual Stockholm Syndrome. . . . She invents Gretchen in wanton, wide-screen glory. . . . The novel is sensual and engulfing."--"The New York Times Book Review" Praise for "Sweetheart""This is one of the best series in the contemporary thriller genre."--"USA Today""We've been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn't work . . . but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain's ferocious sense of humor."--Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly""Cain skillfully recruits us as moral caretakers as Archie struggles to overcome his sexual Stockholm Syndrome. . . . She invents Gretchen in wanton, wide-screen glory. . . . The novel is sensual and engulfing."--"The New York Times Book Review" Praise for "Sweetheart ""This is one of the best series in the contemporary thriller genre."-"USA Today" "We've been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn't work . . . but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain's ferocious sense of humor."-Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly" "Cain skillfully recruits us as moral caretakers as Archie struggles to overcome his sexual Stockholm Syndrome. . . . She invents Gretchen in wanton, wide-screen glory. . . . The novel is sensual and engulfing."-"The New York Times Book Review" From Publishers Weekly"Starred Review," In Cain's superb follow-up to "Heartsick," damaged detective Archie Sheridan is back home in Portland, Ore., trying to resume a normal life. Archie's ties to serial killer Gretchen Lowell still run deep, even if he's stopped their weekly visits in prison. Meanwhile, reporter Susan Ward is finishing an article accusing a beloved U.S. senator of seducing his children's 14-year-old babysitter a decade earlier. When three bodies are discovered in a local park where Archie's team found Gretchen's first victim 12 years earlier Archie worries another serial killer is at large. After the senator's unexpected death, Susan discovers links between the sex scandal and the bodies in the park. When Gretchen escapes from prison, Archie knows he's the only one who can stop her from killing. In Cain's capable hands, Gretchen is both a monster and the only person who truly understands Archie's pain. With its brisk pacing, carefully metered violence and tortured hero, Cain's sophomore effort will leave readers desperate for more. "(Sept.)"Copyright (c) Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Praise for "Heartsick" and Chelsea Cain "A dizzying novel. Lurid and suspenseful with well-drawn characters, plenty of grisly surprises and tart dialogue, it delivers."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Highly flawed but intelligent characters, a unique killer and a setting that complements a grizzly story line make this a novel mystery lovers can't afford to miss."--"USA Today" "In her dynamite first thriller, Cain introduces one of the most seductive and original psychopaths since HannibalLecter."--"Entertainment Weekly" ""Heartsick" is worth all the hype... brilliant."--"New York Post" "A vivid literary style lifts this well above the usual run of suspense novels.... Outstanding."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "With Gretchen Lowell, Chelsea Cain gives us the most compelling, most original serial killer since Hannibal Lecter."--Chuck Palahniuk ""Heartsick" has it all: a tortured cop, a fearless and quirky heroine, and what may be the creepiest serial killer ever created. This is an addictive read!"--Tess Gerritsen Praise for "Heartsick" and Chelsea Cain "A dizzying novel. Lurid and suspenseful with well-drawn characters, plenty of grisly surprises and tart dialogue, it delivers."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Highly flawed but intelligent characters, a unique killer and a setting that complements a grizzly story line make this a novel mystery lovers can't afford to miss."--"USA Today" "In her dynamite first thriller, Cain introduces one of the most seductive and original psychopaths since Hannibal Lecter."--"Entertainment Weekly" ""Heartsick" is worth all the hype... brilliant."--"New York Post" "A vivid literary style lifts this well above the usual run of suspense novels.... Outstanding."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "With Gretchen Lowell, Chelsea Cain gives us the most compelling, most original serial killer since Hannibal Lecter."--Chuck Palahniuk ""Heartsick" has it all: a tortured cop, a fearless and quirky heroine, and what may be the creepiest serial killer ever created. This is an addictive read!"--Tess Gerritsen

ISBN: 9780312662394
ISBN-10: 0312662394
Series: Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: 20th July 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.73 x 13.77  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.29