The Resource Let me go, Chelsea Cain

Let me go, Chelsea Cain

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Let me go
Title
Let me go
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Chelsea Cain
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eng
Summary
Detective Archie Sheridan knows time is running out. Halloween is near, escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell is on the loose, a DEA agent has been murdered, and journalist Susan Ward wants a favor. Will his only chance be to give his nemesis what she wants?
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  • /* Starred Review */ It figures that nonpareil serial killer Gretchen Lowell, on the loose since Kill You Twice (2012), would pick Halloween for a return trip to Portland, Oregon. After all, with all those revelers adorned in Beauty Killer masks, blond wigs, and red lipstick, no one will be able to tell the real Gretchen from the imitations. Except police detective Archie Sheridan, of course, on whose battered body Gretchen has done some of her best work, and who still can’t get Gretchen out of both his nightmares and sexual fantasies. But Archie has a lot on his mind. A DEA agent has been murdered, and it looks like the long-running sting operation aimed at a local drug lord may be in jeopardy. Hoping to learn more, Archie crashes the drug lord’s Halloween costume party, where he gets a late-night visit from Gretchen (or was that part just a fantasy?). Slowly Archie realizes that Gretchen has been stage-managing much of his recent life from afar, all leading up to a series of birthday surprises that put Archie’s pal, punky reporter Susan Ward, in grave danger. But here’s the thing: Cain knows she needs to keep playing with the dynamic between Gretchen and Archie—and even with our view of Gretchen—if this series is going to stay both fresh and exciting, and she always finds new ways to do it. Gretchen Lowell isn’t just the most fascinating villain (and certainly the most appealing serial killer) to appear in crime fiction in many, many years; she’s also becoming a multifaceted character capable of engendering a much wider range of emotions than one would expect of somebody who enjoys carving up spleens. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Cain’s previous Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell thrillers have routinely appeared on the New York Times bestseller lists, and the legion of fans who can’t get enough of the Beauty Killer will be lining up for more. -- Ott, Bill (Reviewed 05-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 17, p32)
  • In Cain’s tense sixth thriller featuring serial killer Gretchen Lowell and Det. Archie Sheridan (after 2012’s Kill You Twice), the murder of DEA agent Carl Richmond leads Archie to investigate Portland, Ore., businessman Jack Reynolds’s drug empire. Jack’s son, Leo, is not only the boyfriend of freelance reporter Susan Ward but also the mole for the Feds inside his father’s operation. Carl was Leo’s handler. In an effort to determine whether Leo is alive or dead, Archie attends a lavish Halloween masquerade ball on Jack’s private island in a tony Portland suburb. Susan also attends, at Jack’s insistence. When a party guest turns up dead the next morning and Gretchen, who escaped from the state mental hospital months earlier, is seen in the vicinity, Archie has to choose his allies wisely if he’s to survive. Carefully peeling back Gretchen’s psychological layers with each new book, Cain continues to impress with her complex game of cat-and-mouse. Agent: Joy Harris, Joy Harris Literary Agency. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 24, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 25, p)
  • A sixth case for the spiciest salt-and-pepper duo in the genre: Portland homicide detective Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell, the homicidal psychologist who's unsurprisingly escaped from a psychiatric hospital. Say what you will about mobster Jack Reynolds: The man knows how to throw a pre-Halloween party. The food and drink are endless; the attendees include 500 masked guests; security has been outsourced to a cadre of military contractors. Not only is Archie reluctantly in attendance, but the host, unaware that his son Leo is secretly working undercover for the DEA, virtually kidnaps Leo's girlfriend, reporter Susan Ward, and has her driven to his private island for the party and coiffed and costumed by a helpful stripper when she arrives. The morning after the festivities, Archie wakes up in the mud with a blond hair in his mouth, and an uninvited guest, coed Lisa Watson, is found slashed to death. Both disruptions strongly suggest the presence of Gretchen among the masked revelers, even though Archie assures Susan that "it's been fourteen months since she killed recreationally." And Gretchen remains offstage for most of this installment--allowing Archie free rein to celebrate his birthday in handcuffs as his downstairs neighbor Rachel entertains him with a lap dance--until Archie's lover/nemesis/torturer turns up at the eleventh hour to end some lives, save others and complain, "Do I have to do everything myself?" The murder and its solution take a back seat to the continuing saga of Archie's affair with the sociopath for whom his heart burns, all but literally. Considerably less intense than Kill You Twice (2012) and its predecessors. Perverse and kinky things still happen, but there's quite a bit of downtime in between.(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10190655
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DLC
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Cain, Chelsea
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A385
LC item number
L38 2013
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Cain, C.
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True
Series statement
Archie and Gretchen
Series volume
06
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  • Sheridan, Archie
  • Ward, Susan
  • Sheridan, Archie
  • Women journalists
  • Murder
  • Escapes
  • Halloween
  • Murder
  • Women journalists
Label
Let me go, Chelsea Cain
Link
http://www.chelseacain.com
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn811597826
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780312619817
Lccn
2013009825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022853825
System control number
(OCoLC)811597826
Label
Let me go, Chelsea Cain
Link
http://www.chelseacain.com
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn811597826
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780312619817
Lccn
2013009825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022853825
System control number
(OCoLC)811597826

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