Saturday, April 25, 2015

From the shelf: Evil at Heart (Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell #3)

Title: Evil at Heart (Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell #3)
Author: Chelsea Cain
Genre: Msytery, Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Date read: April 17-22, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (3.5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Chelsea Cain’s novels featuring Portland detective Archie Sheridan and serial killer Gretchen Lowell have captivated fans through two nail-biting entries, Heartsick and Sweetheart, both of them multiweek bestsellers inThe New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly.

Gretchen Lowell is still on the loose. These days, she’s more of a cause célèbre than a feared killer, thanks to sensationalist news coverage that has made her a star. Her face graces magazine covers weekly and there have been sightings of her around the world. Most shocking of all,Portland Herald reporter Susan Ward has uncovered a bizarre kind of fan club, which celebrates the number of days she’s been free.

Archie Sheridan hunted her for a decade, and after his last ploy to catch her went spectacularly wrong, remains hospitalized months later. When they last spoke, they entered a détente of sorts---Archie agreed not to kill himself if she agreed not to kill anyone else. But when a new body is found accompanied by Gretchen’s trademark heart, all bets are off and Archie is forced back into action. Has the Beauty Killer returned to her gruesome ways, or has the cult surrounding her created a whole new evil?

My Review: (also in goodreads)

Lookback: Heartsick, Sweetheart

This was the aftermath of Gretchen's break from prison. Archie checked in the psychiatric ward to stop him from trying to call Gretchen and protect him from killing himself. And just when he thought he had the peace he was craving, another series of murders sprung out with Gretchen's signature all over them the repeat crime scenes and the heart sign. Although I truly love the Archie/Gretchen series, I think this installment is the calm after having two novels in that gained momentum. I am definitely going to read the next one and see how everything would pan out.

Till the next read...

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