She certainly doesn’t look like Gretchen Lowell, the sadistic monster at the center of Chelsea Cain’s “Heartsick.” Blond Gretchen’s eyes are. In this outstanding thriller, the first in a new series, Cain (Confessions of a Teen Sleuth) puts a fresh spin on a scenario familiar to fans of. An unforgettable serial killer-thriller from a major new talent.

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There are a few heratsick to get attached to in this book and the book moves along at a great pace along with an opening bang in the first chapter. Macmillan Digital Audio Availability: Graham catches Lecter, but is severely injured in the process. Aug 30, Kenya Wright rated it it was amazing Shelves: All in all this was an entertaining story and I’ll definitely be reading the sequel.

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This book is definately different than other mysteries. Susan’s character was also intriguing, though her story takes a back seat to Archie’s.

Posted to The Literary Lawyer. It did take time to get into the book It has to do with serial killers. View all 60 comments.

If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. She tortures him for ten days, cutting his skin, then seduces vain.

He continues to visit Gretchen in prison once a week, saying that only he can get her to confess as to the whereabouts of more of her victims, but even he knows the truthhe can’t stay away. The backstory of Detective Archie Hearrtsick and his “relationship” with Gretchen Lowell, the most gorgeous, intelligent and chelwea evil serial you’ll ever come across was incredibly compelling. The Gretchen Lowell, Archie Sheridan relationship was more interesting.

It is actually that bad. I mean, I had no idea you could walk into a maximum security prison at midnight and get molested by an imprisoned serial killer.

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I’m not a big reader of books in the crime genre, but I was in the mood for this sort of thing after bingeing my way through the last few seasons of Dexter on Netflix. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, heartsiick booker, heartsifk. This was a long-time-later reread for me and since i’d forgotten most of the pertinent points, still managed to surprise.

A detective, emotionally damaged after his own kidnapping, pursues a serial killer of young girls in Portland, Ore.

Heartsick (Archie and Gretchen, book 1) by Chelsea Cain

She tortures him for t I have to say I found a new author, Chelsea Cain. The reader inside heartwick me won out, or maybe Gretchen has ahold of me as well Aug 07, KC rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is fast paced, the characters are compelling even the B-characters. Cain intersperses scenes from the first story into the second main story throughout the novel, and she switches back and forth whenever Sheridan experiences a heightened level of stress or turmoil during his search for the current serial killer.

Two years ago, homicide detective Archie Sheridan was kidnapped while tracking beautiful but treacherously demented serial killer Gretchen Lowell.

Anouther change is the sexual relationship between killer and detective, which is ripped off of the NEXT Harris book, Silence of the Lambs. The other characters that moved this story along were interesting and well drawn.

Oct 07, Shea Ivy rated it liked it. Your cock in your hand” Heartskck, The back story is so strong that I often wondered while reading this book if it shouldn’t have been the main story. Feb 11, Tiffany PSquared rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first time I read this series I as I mentioned earlier read it out of order, I actually bought the second book Sweetheart and was halfway through it before it d This is my second go around with this series and this time I’m reading it in its proper order.

Will they catch the After School Strangler before the fourth victim is found dead?



This book will pull you in and not let you go. With regards to the latter, there was no tension, no foreboding, no sense of urgency, and the pacing was all wrong. Large Print Pr Availability: Cain uses description as a crutch and Heartsick is a poorer book because cheelsea it. Preview — Heartsick by Chelsea Cain.

Portions of the story were told from her perspective which made for multiple interesting perspectives to the issues. Worse still he still has to deal with Gretchen as she has spent the time feeding the police more names and locations of her victims, and she will speak to no one but Archie.

I was looking for a series that was similar to the Smoky Barret Series and it was very close.

This is a very unique book, very different characters than you’ve seen before, an unusual story, plenty of emotion and drama and police work. On the one hand you have a female serial killer who is now incarcerated still having a relationship of sorts with her Stockholm Syndrome victim, Archie Sheridan, the main protagonist here.

I’ll be seeking out more of her work soon. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 17, Shaun rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 17, Brooke rated it liked it Shelves: This is easier said then done because I have a jam packed summer reading list.

I’m dumber for having read this. While the twists and turns in the book aren’t exactly surprising, the book moves along at a near page turner pace due to the peppering of the back story.

The main character was damaged and broken but managed to be effective and rational.