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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,461 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chelsea Cain Narrator: Christina Delaine Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781427221919
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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?

At once terrifying and magnetic, "Beauty Killer" Gretchen Lowell returns with a vengeance in Kill You Twice, Chelsea Cain's latest razor-sharp psychological thriller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this fifth Archie/Gretchen matchup, Chelsea Cain's writing is sharp as a scalpel, and Delaine wields it with deadly accuracy. AudioFile Magazine, AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

  • Reader Christina Delaine does a fine job differentiating between female characters…Her triumph is the evil tone she brings to Gretchen. The Star-Ledger
  • Utterly fresh and compelling. . .Cain hits the narrative throttle with all cylinders firing. Like the best thriller writers, though, she knows how to ease off the throttle, too, making room for subtle and satisfying character interplay but at the same time building tension as we wait for the narrative to burst into overdrive once again. Masterful on every level. Booklist (starred review)
  • Utter engrossing. . .Cain [creates] riveting character drama between two damaged souls. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • Cain's novel has headlong pacing, endearing characters, twisted humor, and scalpel-sharp descriptions of murder and mayhem. It grabs you like a deadly undertow and doesn't let you go. Parade Magazine on The Night Season
  • High-octane ending. . .The world that Cain creates is as dark and ominous as ever. The New York Times Book Review on The Night Season
  • Cain kept me perilously on edge at all times, teetering off a watery precipice from which there may have been no escape. I cannot recommend her immersive work highly enough. Louisville Courier-Journal on The Night Season
  • Cain's prose is taut, tense, and terrifying as this strange case develops and shudders with new details and twists. You'll never guess the ending. Providence Journal on The Night Season
  • Superb . . . Cain skillfully incorporates the details of the real-life Vanport flood into her story. . . . Cain pinned readers to their seats with a unique mix of horror, black humor, and psychological tension. This time she adds another arrow to her narrative quiver: the interplay between landscape and mood. This may be the best thriller set in a flooding city since Donna Leon's Acqua Alta. Booklist (starred review) on The Night Season
  • Superb. . .[Cain is] the new queen of serial-killer fiction. Kirkus Reviews on The Night Season
  • Cain's fine fourth thriller. . .Cain easily weaves the history of the real-life Vanport flood with her trademark heart-stopping moments, and fans will be pleased to see the series flourishing without Gretchen on every page. Publishers Weekly (Top 10 Mystery of the Year) on The Night Season
  • Chelsea Cain fills her new novel with dark atmosphere, a quick-thinking, likable hero, fast-moving narrative and plenty of wit. Associated Press on The Night Season
  • You have to hand it to Cain, who's made the serial-killer genre a thoroughly female-friendly experience. . .[She] churns stomachs with a delicate touch. The New York Times Book Review on Evil at Heart
  • She's the most twisted--and most beautiful--serial killer on the planet, and she's back... Cain's wonderfully over-the-top series takes a new turn when fans of Gretchen try their hand at killing. It's not to be missed. USA Today on Evil at Heart
  • Cain is among a new breed of women writers stepping way out of the stereotypical female comfort zones ... serving up meatier and more gruesome stories.... Cain knows how to keep readers fortified with psychological drama. Chicago Sun Times on Evil at Heart
  • The narrative bounces along with Cain's trademark mix of tight plotting, creepy characters, and body parts. Charlotte Observer on Evil at Heart

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi | 2/20/2014

    " Love love love this latest installment. The ending caught me off guard (which doesn't often happen) and it was so fast paced that I couldn't put it down. So happy that Gretchen was back this time around. We missed her cunning, evil self in Night Season. Write faster, Chelsea! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri Zuccarelli | 2/20/2014

    " I started reading this and put it down. The beginning was pretty gory. But HOLY COW, am I glad I went back to this book. This book was incredible. Holy cow. The last book was terrible, so I didn't know what to expect going into this one. This book did not disappoint. Learn alot about Gretchen and her past. Do not miss this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 2/8/2014

    " My blog post about this book is at this link. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belynda | 2/6/2014

    " finally gretchen is back! this book delves a little bit into gretchend past and who she was before she.was the beauty queen killer. I didn't love some of the directions this book took, but I'm hooked on the series and characters so I can be forgiving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 1/30/2014

    " Excellent!!!!! Loved it!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Miller | 1/22/2014

    " Really gruesome serial killer series but I am totally addicted to the characters & their relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Page Wench | 1/20/2014

    " Living just outside Portland, Oregon, I feel as if I could run into any one of these characters while standing in line at Voodoo Doughnut or walking my dog along the Columbia River. Who knows...maybe I'll find the remains of one of Gretchen's victims the next time I hike the trails at Multnomah Falls. Enjoyed Kill You Twice and came away feeling even closer to the characters than any book before, especially Gretchen. Liked two of the surprises I didn't see coming (won't spoil it by spilling the beans), but there's one development that I kind of did see coming and hoped I was wrong, but there it was. Hmmmm. Still want to read the next book -- like NOW! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KC | 1/17/2014

    " Always great to read about Gretchen Lowell and Archie Sheridan. Quick, fast paced, and full of surprises. So great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/14/2014

    " The Gretchen Lowell series never fails to disappoint. She's my favorite serial killer... there aren't nearly enough books/shows/movies where the bad guy is actually incredibly clever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise MacDonald | 1/7/2014

    " Love this series. This book was great, it was nice to finally get some of Gretchen's back story. Anyone who has not read the other books in the series might have a difficult time understanding what is going on to the full extent. The other books were so great that you should read them first anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenore | 12/22/2013

    " For some reason, I have a soft spot for Archie that makes me ignore the weaknesses in this book. An entertaining novel albeit a bloodthirsty one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 10/8/2013

    " Each book gets better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle Wendy | 9/10/2013

    " These books keep getting better and better!! Excellent plots, massively interesting characters, and of course, Gretchen. Keep writing, Chelsea!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 4/11/2013

    " Good to have Gretchen back! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachelle Piatek | 3/14/2013

    " OMG- Best book in the series...not a spoiler but definitely leaves room for another one to be release...I hope so cuz this saga is AWESOME! Archie, Harry & Susan are put to the test this time. Gretchen is one bat-crazy killer and the plot thickens :) Enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/11/2013

    " Very good follow up to the previous books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Blue | 2/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this installment with the serial killer much better than previous two. Gretchen had more scenes and I love to watch things heat up between her and Archie. I am totally stoked for the next book in this series. And I don't care if Archie decided to be with her. She is beautiful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 11/27/2012

    " This was an excellent read - lots of twists and turns. Possibility of a sequal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Talbot | 8/29/2012

    " Love this series. This one is classic Archie and Gretchen, with all of the chess match style tension and all of the twists and turns. As a writer myself, Chelsea Cain makes me crazy mad, because I wish I was this good! Book one of my one a week in 2013 challenge "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariann Sølversen | 8/29/2012

    " The next book cant come fast enough "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Davis | 8/19/2012

    " The last couple in this series were not up to par, but this one was so good. I'm glad she got the series back on its feet. I loved every page of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi Hamilton | 8/13/2012

    " She cannot write the books fast enough for me. "

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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

Christina Delaine is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and accomplished stage actress. Her theater credits include Jewtopia, the longest-running comedy in Off-Broadway history, and the title role in Antigone at both Portland Center Stage and Kentucky Repertory Theatre. She holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MFA in acting from Brown University.