Heartsick

Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell (Volume 1)

Chelsea Cain

Minotaur Books

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In Chelsea Cain’s bestselling series debut, Portland detective Archie Sheridan has spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer. In the end she was the one who caught him, but after torturing him for days she mysteriously let him go and turned herself in. Since then the she has been locked up, leaving Archie damaged but alive in a prison of another kind—addicted to pain pills, unable to return to his old life, powerless to get those ten horrific days or Gretchen off his mind.

When another killer begins snatching teenage girls off the streets, Archie has to pull himself together to head up a new task force, but even then he can’t stop him without getting information from Gretchen—an encounter that may destroy him.

With Susan Ward, a hungry young newspaper reporter, profiling Archie and his team, Archie, the killer, and Gretchen enter into a dark and deadly game. Each novel in Chelsea Cain’s scorching series leaves readers wanting more of the twisted and destructive relationship introduced in Heartsick.

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Chapter 1

Archie doesn’t know for sure that it’s her until that moment. There is a dull bloom of warmth in his spine, his vision blurs, and then he knows that Gretchen Lowell is the killer. He realizes that he has been drugged, but it is too late. He fumbles for his gun, but he is ham-fisted and can only lift it awkwardly from his belt clip and hold it out as if it were a gift to her. She takes it and smiles, kissing him gently on the forehead. Then she reaches into his coat and takes the cell phone, turning it off and slipping it into her purse.

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Chelsea Cain's Heartsick Tour - Portland, Oregon

A video tour of Portland and interview with author Chelsea Cain on her murder mystery novel, Heartsick.

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Heartsick by Chelsea Cain--audiobook excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Chelsea Cain's thriller novel Heartsick, narrated by Carolyn McCormick. Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer. In the end, she was the one who caught him...and tortured him...and then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie's life and then turn herself in? This is the question that keeps him up all night—and the reason why he has visited Gretchen in prison every week since.

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Heartsick by Chelsea Cain--Chapter 1

"Hear an excerpt from the audiobook of Heartsick by Chelsea Cain, read by Carolyn McCormick. In this suspense thriller, Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking serial killer Gretchen Lowell, but she was the one who caught him… Learn more about the book at http://us.macmillan.com/heartsick/ChelseaCain Read more about author Chelsea Cain at http://us.macmillan.com/author/chelseacain Learn more about narrator Carolyn McCormick at http://us.macmillan.com/author/carolynmccormick"

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Chelsea Cain talks with Chuck Palahniuk

"Listen to this author interview with Chelsea Cain and Chuck Palahniuk. In this audio recording, the longtime friends discuss their friendship and their craft, and Chelsea talks about her novel Heartsick. Learn more about the suspense thriller Heartsick at http://us.macmillan.com/heartsick/ChelseaCain Read more about Chelsea Cain at http://us.macmillan.com/author/chelseacain"

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Praise for Heartsick

Praise for Heartsick
“One of the most seductive and original psychopaths since Hannibal Lecter.”
Entertainment Weekly
Heartsick is a dizzying novel. Lurid and suspenseful with well-drawn characters, plenty of grisly surprises, and tart dialogue, it delivers.”
The New York Times Book Review
“A distinctive and disturbing novel that blurs the lines between suspense fiction and psychological suspense.”
Chicago Tribune
“Steamy and perverse.”
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In Chelsea Cain’s novel, a detective is obsessed by the woman who nearly killed him.
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About the Author

Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Season, Evil at Heart, and Sweetheart. Both Heartsick and Sweetheart were listed in Stephen King’s Top Ten Books of the Year in Entertainment Weekly. Chelsea lived the first few years of her life on an Iowa commune, then grew up in Bellingham, WA, where the infamous Green River killer was “the boogieman” of her youth. The true story of the Green River killer’s capture was the inspiration for the story of Gretchen and Archie. Cain lives in Portland with her husband and daughter.

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312657819
ISBN10: 0312657811
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$15.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
September 2007
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427201966
ISBN10: 142720196X
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$19.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312368463
ISBN10: 0312368461
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$23.95

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312947156
ISBN10: 0312947151
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
$7.99

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Minotaur Books
September 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429918534
ISBN10: 1429918535
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
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