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Publisher's Summary

With Heartsick, Chelsea Cain took the crime world by storm, introducing two of the most compelling characters in decades: serial killer Gretchen Lowell and her obsessed pursuer, Portland Detective Archie Sheridan. The book spent four weeks on the New York Times best seller list and garnered rave reviews around the world. But the riveting story of Archie and Gretchen was left unfinished. Now Chelsea Cain picks up the tale again. When the body of a young woman is discovered in Portland's Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the last time they found a body there, more than a decade ago - it turned out to be the Beauty Killer's first victim, and Archie's first case. This body can't be one of Gretchen's - she's in prison - but after reporter Susan Ward uncovers the dead woman's identity, it turns into another big case.
Trouble is, Archie can't focus on the new investigation because the Beauty Killer case has exploded: Gretchen Lowell has escaped from prison.
Archie hadn't seen her in two months; he'd moved back in with his family and sworn off visiting her. Though it should feel like progress, he actually feels worse. The news of her escape spreads like wildfire, but secretly, he's relieved. He knows he's the only one who can catch her, and in fact, he has a plan to get out from under her thumb once and for all.
Chelsea Cain has topped her own best-selling debut thriller with this unpredictable, edge-of-your-seat story.
Listen to the first book, Heartsick.
©2008 Verite, Inc. (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Superb....With its brisk pacing, carefully metered violence, and tortured hero, Cain's sophomore effort will leave readers desperate for more." ( Publishers Weekly)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By j.hammett on 10-03-08

Continuing the interest

A second instalment of the serial killer/detective relationship which I enjoyed very much. There is definitely something very compelling about the characters and this dark place they have travelled to. Very reminiscent of Clarisse and Hannibal. I would recommend you read the first book 'Heartsick' first.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By A on 08-15-12

Hated Sweetheart so much, I stopped Listening

Would you try another book from Chelsea Cain and/or Carolyn McCormick?

This book was populated by unbelievable characters and absolutely stomach-turning grisly details of gruesome murders. Mix that all up with a Vicodin addict hero, and it simply was not worth finishing. I will not purchase any serial killer books written by Chelsea Cain.

Carolyn McCormick is fine, but for the material she was reading.

Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

None. Dead drunks, ditsy ex-hippie Moms, vicodin addicts, statutory raping Senators, and the remainder of the people enamorated with a self-pitying, druggie hero. Let's not forget the siren, seductive serial killer. God, what a cast.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom

Any additional comments?

I have put down 2 books before finishing, in my entire history of reading, and this was one of them

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Britt on 05-09-13

Good story but bad choice of narrator.

Why use a female narrator when the lead character is male? That was so annoying and it just took away the last bit of the lead characters likeability and to be honest he is not the most likeable person as it is. I'm definitely going to read the last of the books in the series rather than getting the audio-books.

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