The Night Season
A ThrillerArchie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell (Volume 4)
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St. Martin's Press
On Sale: 03/01/2011
ISBN: 9781429965156336 Pages
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.
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,...
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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
“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 on Evil at Heart
“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 on Evil at Heart
“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 on Sweetheart
“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 on Sweetheart
“Steamy and perverse.” —The New York Times on Heartsick