How Could You Be So Heartsick...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This week's book of the week was actually brought to my attention by one of my best friends. She asked me if I've ever heard of the book and surprised when I told her I hadn't. The title immeadiately peaked my curiosity so I went to look it up.

From the moment I read the synopsis I knew this book was going to be apart of my TBR pile.I love novels that have a dark side to them. The kind of books that make your mind wander. The kind of books that make you wonder what you would do if you were in the protagonist's shoes.

So, I give you, this week's book of the week... Chelsea Cain's Heartsick...

When beautiful serial killer Gretchen Lowell captured her last victim - the very detective who was trying to hunt her down - she quickly established who was really in control of the investigation. So why, after 10 days of horrifying physical and mental torture, did she release Detective Archie Sheridan on the brink of death and hand herself in?

No one else will ever know what happened between Gretchen and Archie, and even with his tormentor serving life Archie remains both obsessed and driven by a mysterious, terrifying dynamic that was born during his time alone with her. One thing is clear - Archie does not believe he was ever truly freed.

Two years on Archie, shadowed by vulnerable, naive young reporter Susan Ward, must lead a new hunt for the 'after school killer', and he knows that one person can help him climb into the mind of this psychopath.

But are there links between these brutal deaths and Gretchen's own unthinkable past? And will this only give Gretchen an invitation to play puppeteer once more? In turns shocking and touching, this startling, compulsive debut introduces a complex psychopathic killer who will haunt your every waking hour long after you finish the last page...(summary from goodreads)

This book was orginally published in 2007. It just goes to show you that even when a book is older, it's new to somebody else. I can't wait to read this!



  1. I love it when friends recommend books. Sometimes these are the ones I like best. Let us know what you think about HeartSick.

  1. This sounds really good. So my type of book. I'm putting on my TBR list. Thanks!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    As I was reading this, I kept thinking, I've heard about this before. So when you said it was published in 2007 that made sense. I had read this blurb before awhile ago. I totally forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  1. Wow, it sounds a little bit Dexter-ish.
    No, really, I'm actually relieved that it has gruesome twists, as I have some in my WIP, and I was really worrying about that.

  1. Regina said...:

    Just added it to my pile too. Thanks for the post and the suggestion of another great book to read.

  1. kbos2hm said...:

    sice you review a book you must of read it are there anybooks that you have read that are films and id take a guess if you have the book was better thats happened to me loads

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