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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chelsea Cain Narrator: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781427207838
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Chelsea Cain's novels featuring Detective Archie Sheridan and serial killer Gretchen Lowell have captivated fans through two nail-biting entries, Heartsick and Sweetheart, both multi-week best - sellers in The New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. Here Gretchen is still on the loose and Archie is still hospitalized after his ploy to catch her went spectacularly wrong. They've entered a detente of sorts—Archie agrees not to kill himself if she agrees not to kill anyone else. But suddenly there's something else to contend with that might be worse—a zealous fan of Gretchen's, paying homage to the Beauty Killer by luring Archie and reporter Susan Ward to the scene of a grisly murder. At least they hope it's the work of someone new, for the prospect of Gretchen breaking her promise is more than Archie can bear.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Carolyn McCormick's narration provides exactly the right background for Gretchen's gory crimes...[McCormick] makes the monstrous murderer a sexy beast, and Archie's well-earned neuroses are appropriately self-pitying. AudioFile

  • I cannot say enough to illustrate how wonderful [Carolyn McCormick's] reading is...It is an excellent reading. Jen's Book Thoughts
  • Sick, twisted fun, with an awesome reader. Start at the beginning because the stories build on each other and hold on for one heck of a wild ride! Capricious Reader

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 2/5/2014

    " Considering how fast she is cranking these out, the book is not that formulaic. However, I'm worried the series is headed that way. Still funny, still disturbing, still scary . . . but less suspenseful and surprising than the first two installments. Definitely remains a cut above your average thriller, though - and the setting is Portland and proud of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Sampson | 1/31/2014

    " Gross descriptions of torture and bodily harm, but great characters and dialog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/27/2014

    " A serial killer should not be this much fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Prentiss | 1/19/2014

    " Third installment in this series revolving around serial killer Gretchen. I liked it better than the second book but not as much as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Chm | 1/16/2014

    " I'm surprised how this series still manages to stay fresh on the 3rd book of the series. The twists and turns along with the characters evolving in the series make the story engaging. I look forward to the 4th book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 1/6/2014

    " The Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell series is fantastic. Can't wait to start book 4 in the series later this week. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelly | 1/6/2014

    " Hated this. Way too much swearing and evil for my tastes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 12/26/2013

    " Get ready, it's gruesome, but if you like that sort of thing, this is the book for you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frenchfri38 | 12/14/2013

    " This book was the third book to the series Heart Sick. I loved the first two books, this one well, it didnt pack the same punch as the first two. I'm not going to say I'm disappointed, with it, but didnt really love it either...It was a ok read for me.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerri | 12/6/2013

    " Loved his 3rd book in the series and certainly hope she writes a 4th. This series gives serial killer a whole new meaning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave 25 | 12/22/2012

    " I really enjoy this series. This book was entertaining, but not as strong as either Heartsick or Sweetheart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 12/17/2012

    " 3 1/2 stars not as good as the first 2 but still liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/11/2012

    " Neither of the sequels grabbed me like the first, but I was still happy to get another look at the serial killer/victim relationship and hope that it might finally end happily for poor Archie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Pronti | 8/19/2012

    " Awesome read. Each chapter left me wanting more. This one was pretty gruesome. Loved it. Can't wait to start book 4! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 7/22/2012

    " It's dark, suspenseful and well written. There is even a Costa-Gavras reference. I'll keep reading as long as she keep writing. I hope she does for a very long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aisha | 6/8/2012

    " Just what you would expect after the first two books in the series. I continue to enjoy the dynamic between the detective and Gretchen. Exciting read. Hope she writes more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/7/2012

    " Third book with Gretchen Lowell as the serial killer.....great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Hall | 2/2/2012

    " Just finished this book. Called my sister told her to hurry and read book 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Kirby | 12/15/2011

    " Enjoyed this one more than the first two books but I think over Gretchen. Archie and the whole lot we had good times but I'm breaking up with this series for now. Quick reads "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamlyn | 6/19/2011

    " Read this book in one day. Liked this third installment. Glad Henry, Archie and Susan had their own roles to play. I'm still trying to figure out the ending. Love books like that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/14/2011

    " Archie is always and interesting read, I wanted them to actually kill Gretchen though. But I understand why the author can't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 6/12/2011

    " This was a crazy book. Still loved it! I love the character of Archie. He is so flawed, you just want to help or shake him lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 6/9/2011

    " See my review for Heartsick. This may have been the strongest of the three I've read of hers. Gripping to the end.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilie | 5/30/2011

    " Another great installment of the Gretchen Lowell series even more perverse and gory than the previous ones.
    I truly love this series and its characters. I can't wait to know what will happen to Archie and Gretchen after such a change in their relationship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 5/14/2011

    " continuity problems with storylines... ish. Don't like that. Won't read any other books by her, but since these were quick reads I am not overly hurt by the time spent. Many better books out there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 5/4/2011

    " I was disappointed with this 3rd novel in the series, the plot was weak and to me this book doesn't compare to the first 2 books if the series. Will be interesting to see where the author goes next with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 4/9/2011

    " I am enjoying this series but I found Heartsick to be so riveting I could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 4/6/2011

    " Very fun. This series is well written and funny. Good thrillers, and I don't really read thrillers that much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna | 4/5/2011

    " Not as good as the first two. I have high hopes for number 4 though. Definitely read this series in order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 4/3/2011

    " Gory, gruesome....great book! Can't wait for #4 "

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About the Author
Author Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of the New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, The Night Season, Kill You Twice, and Let Me Go. Her Portland-based thrillers have been published in twenty-four languages, recommended on the TODAY show, appeared in episodes of HBO’s True Blood and ABC’s Castle, been named among Stephen King’s top ten favorite books of the year, and included in NPR’s list of the top 100 thrillers ever written. According to Booklist, “Popular entertainment just doesn’t get much better than this.” Born in Iowa and raised in Bellingham, Washington, she now lives in Portland, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films A Simple Twist of Fate and Enemy Mine. She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in Law & Order for more than a decade and as a guest on The Practice and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her Broadway credits include roles in The Dinner Party and Private Lives. Her audiobook narration has won her three AudioFile Earphones Awards.