America’s most seductive serial killer is back, haunting every page of bestseller Chelsea Cain’s latest heart-stopping thriller, this time drawing Portland detective Archie Sheridan deeper into the dark secrets of her past Archie Sheridan should be healing – mentally and physically – from his past run-ins with serial killer Gretchen Lowell. But while he seems to be making some progress, he’s just as haunted as the day she let him go.
He tries to focus on his work: a cyclist has come across a corpse in Mount Tabor Park on the eastern side of Portland. The man was gagged and hanging by his wrists from a tree, his torso skinned. It is the brutal work of a killer bold enough to torture his victim for hours on a sunny summer morning in a big public park. The investigation isn’t far along before Archie gets a call from an unlikely source. In fact, after months of ignoring calls from a doctor at the mental hospital where Gretchen is supposed to be locked away forever, Archie is surprised to hear that she claims to have inside knowledge about the new investigation, and finally agrees to see her face-to-face. Archie is sure she is bluffing just to get close to him, but he can’t take the chance of losing his only lead. One thing is for sure: Gretchen Lowell is back in Chelsea Cain’s fifth gripping blockbuster thriller, and Archie must decide if catching a killer is worth facing his demons one more time.
About the Author
Chelsea Cain lived the first few years of her life on an Iowa commune, then grew up in Bellingham, Washington, where the infamous Green River Killer was the boogeyman of her youth. She started writing HEARTSICK to kill time while she was pregnant. Also the author of CONFESSION OF A TEEN SLEUTH, a parody based on the life of Nancy Drew, several nonfiction titles, and a weekly column in The Oregonian, Chelsea Cain lives in Portland with her husband and daughter. Visit her online at chelseacain.com