The Night Season

Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell (Volume 4)

Chelsea Cain

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With the Beauty Killer Gretchen Lowell locked away behind bars once again, Archie Sheridan—a Portland police detective and nearly one of her victims—can finally rest a little easier. Meanwhile, the rest of the city of Portland is in crisis. Heavy rains have flooded the Willamette River, and several people have drowned in the quickly rising waters. Or at least that’s what they thought until the medical examiner discovers that the latest victim didn’t drown: She was poisoned before she went into the water. Soon after, three of those drownings are also proven to be murders. Portland has a new serial killer on its hands, and Archie and his task force have a new case.

Reporter Susan Ward is chasing this story of a new serial killer with gusto, but she’s also got another lead to follow for an entirely separate mystery: The flooding has unearthed a skeleton, a man who might have died more than sixty years ago, the last time Portland flooded this badly, when the water washed away an entire neighborhood and killed at least fifteen people.

With Archie following the bizarre trail of evidence and evil deeds to catch a killer and possibly regain his life, and Susan Ward close behind, Chelsea Cain—one of today’s most talented suspense writers—launches the next installment of her bestselling series with an electric thriller.

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Chapter One

Present day

Technically, the park was closed.

But Laura knew a place where the wire fence was split, and she had let the Aussies through and then climbed over behind them. It looked like a pond. There was, in fact, no place muddier in the winter in Portland, Oregon, than West Delta Dog Park, and that was saying something.

The dogs ran ahead of her in the standing water, splashing it behind them, already matted with wet dirt and dead grass. Occasion­ally they turned to look back at her, their warm breath condensing in the January air.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Chelsea Cain's thriller novel The Night Season, narrated by Christina Delaine. He captured the Beauty Killer, Gretchen Lowell, one of the most deranged serial killers in the country. Now, Portland police detective Archie Sheridan faces a different kind of killer—a brutal rain season that has flooded the Willamette River, claiming several lives. As water levels rise, so does the fear. Because some of the victims didn't drown—they were murdered.

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Advance Praise for The Night Season

“Superb…Cain pinned readers to their seats with a unique mix of horror, black humor, and psychological tension. This time she adds another arrow to her narrative quiver: the interplay between landscape and mood…. Terrifying.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Superb… [Cain is] the new queen of serial-killer fiction.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Chelsea Cain

Evil at Heart

“She’s the most twisted—and most beautiful—serial killer on the planet, and she’s back.… It’s not to be missed.”
USA Today

“You have to hand it to Cain, who’s made the serial-killer genre a thoroughly female-friendly experience.… [She] churns stomachs with a delicate touch.”
The New York Times Book Review

Sweetheart

“We’ve been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn’t work...but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain’s ferocious sense of humor.”
—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

“The forces that conspired to make Cain’s Heartsick a bestselling page-turner last year have reunited in its sequel.... With her preternatural grasp of pacing and ability to create vivid characters with astonishing economy, Cain expertly drives her narrative.”
Los Angeles Times

Heartsick

“Steamy and perverse.”
The New York Times


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About the Author

Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the New York Times bestselling author of Evil at Heart, Sweetheart, and Heartsick. 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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The Night Season
Chelsea Cain

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429965156
ISBN10: 1429965150
336 pages
$7.99

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Macmillan Audio
March 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427211507
ISBN10: 1427211507
Audio Run Time: 8:30
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March 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427212047
ISBN10: 142721204X
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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2011
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ISBN: 9780312619763
ISBN10: 0312619766
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages, Plus one black-and-white map
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Minotaur Books
November 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312619770
ISBN10: 0312619774
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