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Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
  

Heartsick

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This is pretty frightening stuff. The descriptions of the torture and horror inflicted on the central character are particularly unpleasant, not for the squeamish. It is about the psychology of pain and fear and dependency and it is utterly gripping. The sort of thing that makes the skin on your skull tighten.

Comparison: Thomas Harris, Tim Willocks, Michael Marshall.

Archie and Gretchen series:
1. Heartsick
2. Sweetheart
3. Evil at Heart

If you like Chelsea Cain you might also like to read books by Tania Carver, Tess Gerritsen and Karen Rose.

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Synopsis

Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

He thinks he sees a flash of emotion in her eyes. Sympathy?

Then it’s gone. ‘Whatever you think this is going to be like,’ she whispers, ‘it’s going to be worse.’

When beautiful serial killer Gretchen Lowell captured her last victim – the man in charge of hunting her down – she quickly established who was really in control of the investigation. So why, after ten days of horrifying physical and mental torture, did she release Detective Archie Sheridan from the brink of death and hand herself in?

Two years on, Archie now returns to lead the search for a new killer, whose recent attacks on teenage girls have left the city of Portland reeling. Shadowed by vulnerable young reporter Susan Ward, Archie knows that only one person can help him climb into the mind of this psychopath. But can Archie finally manage to confront the demons of his past without being consumed by them?

Reviews

‘Dark, distressing and disturbing . . . Just pray you never meet Gretchen’ Val McDermid

‘What may be the creepiest serial killer ever created. This is an addictive read!’ Tess Gerritsen

‘Move over Thomas Harris, there’s a new kid on the block . . . Compelling, highly believable and very sexy' Daily Mirror

About the Author

Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers. Her novels have been published in over 30 languages, appeared in episodes of 'True Blood' and 'Castle', named among Stephen King's top ten favourite books of the year, and included in NPR's list of the top 100 thrillers ever written.

Author photo © Laura Domela

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Publication date

1st February 2008

Author

Chelsea Cain

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780330449809

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