Friday, August 17, 2007

Are You Heartsick?

ISBN: 0312368461
Format: Hardcover, 336pp (September 4, 2007)
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Price: $23.95

I came across this one while browsing online the other day and I'm still thinking about it. I guess that means I'm going to have to read it. Chelsea Cain is the author of a weekly column in The Oregonian and this is the first in a series. Rights to the novel have already been sold to fifteen different countries which I find amazing. It looks as if Heartsick and Chelsea Cain are on the brink of international stardom. Check out her webpage and read a little bit more about the book.

Plus when Chuck Palahniuk says this it has to be good. “With Gretchen Lowell, Chelsea Cain gives us the most compelling, most original serial killer since Hannibal Lecter.”

From the Publisher:

Portland Detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she caught him. Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, then she released him and turned herself in. Now Gretchen is locked away, while Archie is in a prison of another kind—addicted to painkillers, and powerless to erase those ten days from his mind. He visits Gretchen in prison once a week, saying he wants her to confess the whereabouts of more of her victims, but even he knows that the truth is he just can’t stay away.

When another killer begins snatching teenage girls, Archie knows that he has to pull himself together and investigate the murders. Newspaper reporter Susan Ward begins following Archie’s investigation, sparking a deadly game between Archie, Susan, the new killer, and even Gretchen. They need to catch a killer, and maybe somehow Archie can now free himself from Gretchen once and for all. Original, addictive, and profoundly disturbing, Heartsick heralds the arrival of a major new star.


Cee said...

My best friend loves Chuck Palahniuk. I know, not on topic, sorry.

Katie said...

That's ok! :) Well maybe he'd like this one as well?

minijonb said...

i dig Chuck, so his advice might have to be followed to the letter.

Katie said...

Minijonb, he's not the only one saying good things about it. But I understand if you want to buy it on his advice alone... and you should! That way we can talk about it! :)

KAYLEE said...

I may have to read that:)

Kimber An said...

Oh, dear, doesn't look like a novel up my alley. Thanks for sharing anyway!

Charlene Martel said...

This one is on my TBR pile. I may have to push it to the top and read it very soon.

confessing7girl said...

this sounds like the perfect book for my current mood! :)