Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Minotaur Books

This is the blistering new serial-killer thriller in Cain's "Gretchen Lowell" series. A college student is found dead, floating in a rowing boat on a lake, a gaping wound in his abdomen. The autopsy reveals that his spleen was removed while he was still alive. A media frenzy ensues, the press reaching the same conclusion as the local law enforcement: Gretchen Lowell, the 'Beauty Killer', still at large following her prison escape, is back and she's killing again. But Detective Archie Sheridan, on medical leave following his last run-in with Gretchen, isn't so sure. The more he discovers about the murders the more convinced he is that they could be the work of a copy-cat. Plus Archie has other things to worry about - his health is declining sharply and he is being stalked by a strange young man. At first Archie dismisses him as one of a disturbed group who are obsessed with Gretchen and romanticise Archie's ten-day ordeal with her. But as the young man's attentions begin to intensify, it becomes clear that this group will go to great lengths to feel close to the Beauty Killer...Archie, along with journalist Susan Ward, is desperate to find the truth behind this new spate of killings. But it is Gretchen who holds the answers and copy-cat or not, she still has one more victim in mind.

What a sick and twisted killer Gretchen Lowell is. A female Hannibal Lechter. I LOVE the Gretchen/Archie books and am anxiously (and somewhat patiently) awaiting the September release to see how much sicker things will get.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week. Visit Wendy over at Wendy's Minding Spot and leave a comment or link to your own pick.


Wendy said...

I'm with you Lori! I love, love, LOVE this series - it is just so twisted!!

Ladytink_534 said...

Can't wait for this one!!! Love this series.

Joy said...

Oh! Thank you. I had no idea that #3 was coming out this year. I loved #1 and didn't like #2 at all, so hopefully #3 will bring the series into the good status category. :)

Jenn said...

I agree! I love Chelsea Cain's writing. I was lucky enough to obtain an advance copy of her second book. I hope I have the same opportunity with the third!