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Kill You Twice

An Archie Sheridan / Gretchen Lowell Novel

Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell (Volume 5) Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell (Volume 5)

Chelsea Cain

Minotaur Books

KILL YOU TWICE

Chelsea Cain

Nothing makes Portland detective Archie Sheridan happier than knowing that Beauty Killer Gretchen Lowell is locked away in a psych ward. Archie can finally heal from the near-fatal physical and emotional wounds she’s inflicted on him and start moving on with his life. Or can he? His latest case, involving a man who was mutilated and murdered in a public park in broad daylight, bears the stamp of an expert killer…and before long, Archie gets a message from Gretchen, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

Gretchen claims to have inside knowledge about the grisly Mount Tabor Park murder—and Archie can’t risk losing his only lead in the case. At least, that’s what he tells himself after he agrees to visit Gretchen…But the ties between Archie and Gretchen have always been stronger, deeper, and more complex than he’s willing to admit, even to himself. What game is Gretchen playing this time? And even more frightening, what long-hidden secrets from her past have been dredged up that someone would kill to protect?

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CHAPTER 1

Archie Sheridan slept with the light on. The pills on his bedside table were Ambien. A year before they would have been pain pills. Vicodin. Oxycodone. A cheerful skyline of amber plastic bottles. Even now the table looked empty without the clutter. Just the Ambien, a cell phone, a week-old glass of tap water, and a red gooseneck lamp from IKEA.

His kept his gun in the drawer. On the nights the kids weren’t there, he slept with it loaded.

The Ambien prescription was untouched. Archie just liked to know it was there. Sleeping pills made Archie groggy, and groggy
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    At once terrifying and magnetic, "Beauty Killer" Gretchen Lowell returns with a vengeance in Kill You Twice, Chelsea Cain's latest razor-sharp psychological thriller.

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Praise for Kill You Twice

PRAISE FOR CHELSEA CAIN

 

“Excellent writing…ferocious…refreshing.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

 

“[Chelsea Cain] creates stories that are razor-sharp in their delivery and heart stopping in their presentation. . . Kill You Twice is one of her best efforts.” —The Huffington Post

“Masterful on every level.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Utterly engrossing.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

“The fifth novel to feature Portland detective Archie Sheridan and his nemesis, Gretchen Lowell, delivers the shocks.”—Miami Herald

 “[Chelsea Cain] wields her words like the sharpest of blades, carving away at reality to create unimaginable horrors. . .Cain writes tense narrative that crackles like the air in a summer thunderstorm, rife with danger." —Louisville Courier Journal

"Cain’s talent for gory detail, wry humor, and expertly braiding together plotlines into a fine mesh is a fresh spark of life. Kill You Twice is a taut thriller that will delight and rattle fans and newcomers alike." —Portland Monthly Magazine

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Chelsea Cain

  • CHELSEA CAIN’S six novels featuring Archie Sheridan have all been New York Times bestsellers. Also the author of Confessions of a Teen Sleuth, a parody based on the life of Nancy Drew, and several nonfiction titles, she was born in Iowa, raised in Bellingham, Washington, and now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Kill You Twice

An Archie Sheridan / Gretchen Lowell Novel

Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell

Chelsea Cain

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Minotaur Books

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