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Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

>> Sunday, December 9, 2007

Published: 2007
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 324
Challenges:
Unread Authors #6, Hometown #2 , From the Stacks #4

I already knew of Chelsea Cain from reading her weekly column in the local paper. I had missed the fact that she’d written this book till
Joy clued me in about it. This was certainly not the same as her newspaper columns!

This thriller grabbed me in the first few pages and I hated to get off the train and go to work because I wanted to keep reading. Fair warning – it’s a bit gruesome in places.

Two years ago Detective Archie Sheridan was kidnapped and tortured for 10 days by the very serial killer he’d been hunting for years. That killer, Gretchen Lowell, is safely tucked away in prison, but Archie is called back from his medical leave to head up the team investigating a new serial killer in town. This time, hoping to fend off media criticism, a newspaper reporter is assigned to profile Archie and the investigation. Susan Ward is a pink haired smart mouthed young reporter who doesn’t necessarily do what she is told.

The story of Archie’s previous ordeal with Gretchen is interwoven with the present time investigation. There are plenty of familiar local references for Portlanders without being too insider-ish for folks not from this area.

5 comments:

Joy 12/10/2007 4:39 AM  

I am SO glad you liked this! Have you visited her website, yet?

SuziQoregon 12/10/2007 7:45 AM  

Joy: I poked around on her website a bit last night, but I was watching TV at the time, so didn't watch any of the video stuff.

Kristie 12/10/2007 4:09 PM  

I loved this book. I guess it is part of a trilogy but I think it really stinks that we have to wait until next year to read the next one.

Literary Feline 12/11/2007 8:16 PM  

I am looking forward to reading Heartsick. It sounds like it's a good one.

SuziQoregon 12/14/2007 6:40 PM  

Kristie: Trilogy, huh? I'll be looking forward to the next installment.

Literary Feline: It's got it's gruesome moments, but the characters and story are wonderful.

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