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Kill You Twice (Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell #5)

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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 shes committed — is locked away in a psych ward. Archie can finally heal from the near-fatal physical and emotional wounds shes 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. Its 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 cant ignore — Gretchen claims to have inside knowledge about this grisly murder. Archie finally agrees to visit Gretchen, because he cant 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 hes 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.

Review:

"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 building tension as we wait for the narrative to burst into overdrive once again. Masterful on every level." Booklist (started review)

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"Utter engrossing...Cain [creates] riveting character drama between two damaged souls." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Synopsis:

America's most seductive serial killer is back, haunting every page of bestseller Chelsea Cain's latest heart-stopping thriller, this time drawing Portland detective Archie Sheridan deeper into the dark secrets of her past.

Archie Sheridan should be healing — mentally and physically — from his past run-ins with serial killer Gretchen Lowell. But while he seems to be making some progress, hes just as haunted as the day she let him go. He tries to focus on his work: a cyclist has come across a corpse in Mount Tabor Park on the eastern side of Portland. The man was gagged and hanging by his wrists from a tree, his torso skinned. It is the brutal work of a killer bold enough to torture his victim for hours on a sunny summer morning in a big public park.

The investigation isn't far along before Archie gets a call from an unlikely source. In fact, after months of ignoring calls from a doctor at the mental hospital where Gretchen is supposed to be locked away forever, Archie is surprised to hear that she claims to have inside knowledge about the new investigation, and finally agrees to see her face-to-face. Archie is sure she is bluffing just to get close to him, but he cant take the chance of losing his only lead.

One thing is for sure: Gretchen Lowell is back in Chelsea Cains fifth gripping blockbuster thriller, and Archie must decide if catching a killer is worth facing his demons one more time.

About the Author

Chelsea Cain's first four novels featuring Archie Sheridan have all been New York Times bestsellers. Also the author of Confessions of a Teen Sleuth, a parody based on the life of Nancy Drew, and several nonfiction titles, she was born in Iowa, raised in Bellingham, Washington, and now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Courtney Dillinger, November 8, 2012 (view all comments by Courtney Dillinger)
This chapter in the Gretchen/Archie series is nothing short of amazing. Each time a new one is released, I attempt to read just a few pages at a time, but fail miserably. Inevitably I devour every word in just one to tow days, then have the agonizing wait for the next novel. *sigh* Such is the life. I can only hope Mrs. Cain acheives her goal of writing at least one more novel than the Nancy Drew series. I can only hope.
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Jodi, September 15, 2012 (view all comments by Jodi)
I started Kill You Twice yesterday. As much as I always want to savor Chelsea books, like a delicacy, in the end. ...
with the first taste, I wolf it all down in one bite... then am left to contemplate the tasty memory of the morsels! Thanks for another great ride.
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Becky Weyrauch, August 28, 2012 (view all comments by Becky Weyrauch)
This series is different than most murder mystery/thrillers. At least to me. While most always get you connected to the detective and/or the team, this one has more going on. All the characters you get to know, but slowly as if you were actually getting to this person - not the quick wikipedia rundown on character backgrounds in other books. And finally in this book in the series we are finally getting to know the serial killer that Archie has chased on/off throughout this series. Gretchen Lowell. One of the best serial killers written - and its a female! Its hard to talk about what's so great about this book without giving everything away. Archie is not your classic detective and not your average tragic hero. Susan is not just a spunky writer with a hair that changes color as often as people change their shirts. Gretchen is not the killer you'd think of when you're describing a serial killer. You get to know these people and get excited about reading about them with every book. It's the characters and how real they are that make this series so good and make you keep coming back. I have loved every book in this series, but Kill You Twice is my favorite. After I read it, all I could think was "Wow". Then I started reading it again. Get the book. Thank Chelsea Cain for writing. Get sucked in like the rest of us. You won't regret it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312619787
Author:
Cain, Chelsea
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Series Volume:
No. 5
Publication Date:
20120807
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 336 pages Minotaur Books - English 9780312619787 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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 building tension as we wait for the narrative to burst into overdrive once again. Masterful on every level."
"Review" by , "Utter engrossing...Cain [creates] riveting character drama between two damaged souls."
"Synopsis" by , America's most seductive serial killer is back, haunting every page of bestseller Chelsea Cain's latest heart-stopping thriller, this time drawing Portland detective Archie Sheridan deeper into the dark secrets of her past.

Archie Sheridan should be healing — mentally and physically — from his past run-ins with serial killer Gretchen Lowell. But while he seems to be making some progress, hes just as haunted as the day she let him go. He tries to focus on his work: a cyclist has come across a corpse in Mount Tabor Park on the eastern side of Portland. The man was gagged and hanging by his wrists from a tree, his torso skinned. It is the brutal work of a killer bold enough to torture his victim for hours on a sunny summer morning in a big public park.

The investigation isn't far along before Archie gets a call from an unlikely source. In fact, after months of ignoring calls from a doctor at the mental hospital where Gretchen is supposed to be locked away forever, Archie is surprised to hear that she claims to have inside knowledge about the new investigation, and finally agrees to see her face-to-face. Archie is sure she is bluffing just to get close to him, but he cant take the chance of losing his only lead.

One thing is for sure: Gretchen Lowell is back in Chelsea Cains fifth gripping blockbuster thriller, and Archie must decide if catching a killer is worth facing his demons one more time.

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