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  • ISBN 031236847X
  • ISBN13 978-0312368470
  • Language English
  • Author Chelsea Cain
  • Publisher Minotaur Books; 1st edition (September 2, 2008)
  • Pages 336
  • Formats lit docx rtf mobi
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1662 kb
  • Size Fb2 1678 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 729

With Heartsick, Chelsea Cain took the crime world by storm, introducing two of the most compelling characters in decades: serial killer Gretchen Lowell and her obsessed pursuer Portland Detective Archie Sheridan. The book spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and garnered rave reviews around the world. But the riveting story of Archie and Gretchen was left unfinished, and now Chelsea Cain picks up the tale again.When the body of a young woman is discovered in Portland’s Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the last time they found a body there, more than a decade ago: it turned out to be the Beauty Killer’s first victim, and Archie’s first case. This body can't be one of Gretchen's—she’s in prison—but after help from reporter Susan Ward uncovers the dead woman's identity,it turns into another big case. Trouble is, Archie can't focus on the newinvestigation because the Beauty Killer case has exploded: Gretchen Lowell has escaped from prison.Archie hadn't seen her intwo months; he'd moved back in with his family and sworn off visiting her. Though it should feel like progress, he actually feels worse. The news ofher escape spreads like wildfire, but secretly, he'srelieved. He knows he's the only one who can catch her, and in fact, he has a plan to get out from under her thumb once and for all.Chelsea Cain has topped her own bestselling debut thriller with this unputdownable, unpredictable, edge-of-your-seat read.


Book 2 of 6 in the Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series. Sensual and engulfin. eeps us turning the pages.

Book 2 of 6 in the Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series. He's returned home to his ex-wife and their two children. But no matter how hard Archie tries, he just can't stop thinking about Gretche. weetheart.

With Heartsick, Chelsea Cain took the crime world by storm, introducing two of the most compelling characters in decades: serial killer Gretchen Lowell and her obsessed pursuer Portland Detective Archie Sheridan. But the riveting story of Archie and Gretchen was left unfinished.

Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him go. She turned herself in, and now Gretchen has been locked away for the rest

Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer known as the Beauty Killer.

Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer known as the Beauty Killer  . Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer known as the Beauty Killer. In the end, she was the one who caught hi. nd tortured hi. nd then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie’s life and then turn herself in? This question keeps him up all night-and keeps him coming back t. ore.

Gretchen Lowell/Archie Sheridan. After everything that had happened in the last two days, Archie wasn’t even phased by the revelation that this was Gretchen’s fault. Miss me already, Sweetheart? he said. Characters: Gretchen Lowell. Of course it was. How could he have missed that. Archie, I just saw you on the news, why the hell didn’t you tell me what was going on? demanded Debbie. Wait - what did you just say?

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Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial . KILL YOU TWICE Chelsea Cain Nothing makes Portland detective Archie Sheridan happier than knowing that Beauty Killer Gretchen Lowell is locked away in a psych ward.

Nothing makes Portland detective Archie Sheridan happier than knowing that Gretchen Lowell-the serial killer whose stunning beauty is belied by the gruesome murders she's committed-is locked away in a psych ward. Archie can finally heal from the near-.

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Arashilkis
_Sweetheart_ is the sequel to Cain's Heartsick, tying up some loose ends from the first book and connecting the story newspaper writer Susan Ward was pursuing (remember Molly Parker) with a double-suicide and murder investigation headed by Archie Sheridan and loosely connected to incarcerated serial-killer / femme fatale Gretchen Lowell. Sure, its not high literature, but it is a guilty pleasure - all the more so for the way Cain writes about Portland and the thinly veiled scandals and public personalities she includes in the story.

The characters are deeply flawed (Ward apparently has unresolved issues that attracts her to older men, Sheridan has issues that attract him to the serial killer that literally skinned and carved him up alive, and Lowell is a sociopath), almost to the point of caricature - but like a bad car-wreck you can't turn away from, I was almost compelled to see how these damaged people interacted with a series of seemingly unrelated murders. That many of the details of the story (a former popular congressman had an affair with ahis children's 14 year-old babysitter, an ambitious mayor who was once the chief of police with national political ambitions) are based on real events in the Northwest made it all the more tantalizing. That Cain - herself a long-time reporter for the state's largest newspaper - can write "Portland" so well was an added incentive.

Clearly my biases kept me interested in the book. For readers not familiar with names like "Neil Goldschmidt," "Tom Potter," or "Bud Clark," or for those who don't relish and welcome the rain, don't know or love the bridges of my city or aren't aware of the odd amalgam of hippie sentiment wedded to western individualism, much of the nuance that gave me such a thrill will be lost. For that I deducted a star. I deducted another star for the story itself: Cain straddles genres here, _Sweetheart_ (like _Heartsick_) is part thriller, part mystery; it hasn't quite worked out which one it is, and as a result it has medicore elements of both. It is an entertaining read, some of the scenes almost cringe-worthy in detail, the mystery almost enough to grab you - but not quite. Oregonians will recognize all sorts of minutae (geographically, politically and socially) that make it a fun read - others probably not so much.
Simple
I think this book took the series up a reasonable notch. Like usual, there were a few places where my ability to suspend disbelief wavered a bit — the fact that so many elements that fit perfectly together just happen to coincidentally occur at the same time, for example. It is a bit contrived at times. Watch out for that.

I’m on the fence about Gretchen and Archie’s relationship in this one, especially with a few of the revelations we get. I’m not entirely sure why their relationship progressed the way it did, and Cain doesn’t do a very good job helping the reader figure out Archie’s underlying motivations and feelings. Most of this book focuses on his addiction and depression, which result in his determination to finally end his life while stopping Gretchen one last time.

I appreciate Cain’s attempt to continually expand on the Archie-Gretchen relationship though. She doesn’t simply leave us with the foundation she built in Heartsick. While some dimensions of their relationship confuses me, I do think it was a good idea overall to continue weaving the development of past events and the ramifications of those events around the current storyline. Cain just needs to make sure that everything she’s expanding on makes sense. Right now, I’m finding some aspects of the backstory hard to believe.

Also, I think Cain does a great job incorporating the other characters around Archie and Gretchen’s relationship. Thought it’s slightly implausible for Archie and Susan’s lives to keep intersecting like they do in this installment, I think her interactions with Archie are pretty well thought-out. And Henry’s guardian-like behavior toward Archie versus Gretchen’s attempts to further drag Archie down are played out well, especially as she reveals just how manipulative she can be.

So, not bad. But not great either.
Cobyno
The first Gretchen-Archie book, HEARTSICK, had a certain verve to it that is missing in this follow-up. The appeal of Gretchen, a serial killer, was her beautiful, mysterious allure and Archie's was because of the psychological and physical wounds suffered at her hands. Now bodies have been found in the same park where Gretchen placed her first victim over a decade earlier, but she is in a high-security prison.

Unfortunately, the plot, because it is merely a continuation of the first book, does not hold one's interest. Gretchen executes a highly intricate plan to escape from prison and manages to pull controlling strings at every turn that stretch believability. Archie is so dependent on meds and on Gretchen, one wonders how he functions. The presence and edginess of Susan Ward, a punky reporter, are barely in evidence this second time around.

Going to the Gretchen-Archie well would work if their appeal was enhanced. If anything, the author diminishes them. Hopefully, she will realize that next time around.