Friday, May 1, 2015

From the shelf: Kill You Twice (Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell #5)

Title: Kill You Twice (Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell #5)
Author: Chelsea Cain
Genre: Msytery, Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Date read: April 24-29, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

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-fatal physical and emotional wounds she’s inflicted on him and start moving on with his life.

To this end, Archie throws himself into the latest case to come across his desk: A cyclist has discovered a corpse in Mount Tabor Park on the eastern side of Portland. The man was gagged, skinned, and found hanging by his wrists from a tree. It’s the work of a killer bold and clever enough to torture his victim for hours on a sunny summer morning in a big public park and yet leave no trace.

And then Archie gets a message he can’t ignore—Gretchen claims to have inside knowledge about this grisly murder. Archie finally agrees to visit Gretchen, because he can’t risk losing his only lead in the case. At least, that’s what he tells himself . . . but the ties between Archie and Gretchen have always been stronger, deeper, and more complex than he’s willing to admit, even to himself. What game is she playing this time? And even more frightening, what long-hidden secrets from Gretchen’s past have been dredged up that someone would kill to protect?

 My Review: (also in goodreads)

Lookback: Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, The Night Season

Once again Gretchen Lowell is locked up and I'm not talking behind bars but in a psychiatric ward. Then a series of murders come stringing along and everyone still thinks its Gretchen that's doing it. What makes matters worse is that Gretchen's insists that she has a child and that they should kill Ryan Motley, a dangerous serial killer who was once her apprentice. This would shake Archie's resolve especially with Gretchen using Susan to get to him. This is one of those books that is like a puzzle piece in the world of Archie and Gretchen. Even Pearl who once tasered Archie in the last book comes back as one of the important characters in this one. Although there are times where I get tired of the cat and mouse chase, especially what happened in the end, I still can't get enough of this series that I will definitely read the next one.

Till the next read...

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