Monday, January 28, 2008

"Heartsick," by Chelsea Cain

Oh, mama. I couldn't put this book down! It was dark and disturbing (very disturbing), but oh so tender in parts.

Archie Sheridan led a task force for 10 years, trying to find and stop a serial killer who was always three steps ahead of the feds. Then he walked right into her trap, and he was tortured for 10 days before she inexplicably let him go and turned herself in. Two years later, Archie's been called to head up a new task force to stop a serial killer who's preying on young girls. In addition to proving to himself that he can still help, he has to deal with his addiction to pain pills (10 days of torture, people!), the distance he's put between himself and his family, and face the woman who has left Archie with more than just physical scars.

5 stars


i i eee said...

These last two entries look like good reads.

I was a little confused though with your sentence about Archie walking into "her" trap. Since women are rarely serial killers, it took me a while to figure that one out -since "Archie" could have been a female name.

Bring on the dark and disturbing! Makes me think you should really read "Invisible Monsters" soon. I realize looking back on it, it's quite funny. It just took me a while to get over the shock to appreciate the humor. Black humor, but humor nonetheless.

April said...

Ooh, I haven't heard of "Invisible Monsters!" I'll have to look it up!

Yes, the serial killer in this book is female, and she is very unique. That's what makes the book so good, I think.