Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain
An Archie Sheridan / Gretchen Lowell Novel

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Nothing makes Portland detective Archie Sheridan happier than knowing that Gretchen Lowell--the serial killer whose stunning beauty is belied by the gruesome murders she's committed--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.

To this end, Archie throws himself into the latest case to come across his desk: A cyclist has discovered a corpse in Mount Tabor Park on the eastern side of Portland. The man was gagged, skinned, and found hanging by his wrists from a tree. It's the work of a killer bold and clever enough to torture his victim for hours on a sunny summer morning in a big public park and yet leave no trace.

And then Archie gets a message he can't ignore--Gretchen claims to have inside knowledge about this grisly murder. Archie finally agrees to visit Gretchen, because he can't risk losing his only lead in the case. At least, that's what he tells himself . . . 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 she playing this time? And even more frightening, what long-hidden secrets from Gretchen's past have been dredged up that someone would kill to protect?

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.

 

About Chelsea Cain

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CHELSEA CAIN'S first four 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.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Although he swears that he’s not going to see his murderous ex-lover again, Archie’s lured back into contact with her when Gretchen’s interview with Susan Ward, the newspaper reporter whose life Archie saved, concludes its grueling description of Gretchen’s very first murder, the slaughter 16 yea...

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Examiner

This is how it always happens – I read a book by someone I like, and then I don’t get off couch until I have read every single book that person has written.

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Examiner

Now available in stores and online, Kill You Twice is Cain’s fifth novel to feature Portland Detective Archie Sheridan and beguiling serial killer Gretchen Lowell following last year’s atmospheric entry, The Night Season.

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Book Reporter

Portland detective Archie Sheridan gets a message from serial killer Gretchen Lowell, who claims to have inside knowledge about the grisly murder of a man who was found gagged, skinned, and hanging by his wrists from a tree.

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Book Reporter

While KILL YOU TWICE is constructed upon a puzzling mystery, it is the characters and dialogue that make the book hum, thrum and shine.” Cain refuses to engage in cookie-cutter plotting, instead utilizing a fascinating group of primary and secondary characters to keep things moving.

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"Kill You Twice" is Cain's fifth book to feature the pair.

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City Book Review

Haunted by recent events, and still scarred by the torture he endured at the hands of the captured serial killer Gretchen Lowell, Archie embarks on a new investigation;

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Archie can finally heal from the near-fatal physical and emotional wounds she’s inflicted on him and start moving on with his life.

To this end, Archie throws himself into the latest case to come across his desk: A cyclist has discovered a corpse in Mount Tabor Park on the eastern side of ...

Aug 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Kill You Twice: An Archie She...

Spinetingler Magazine

Archie Sheridan, a detective at the Major Case Task Force in Portland, Oregon, for years had headed what was termed the Beauty Killer Task Force, dedicated to tracking down and bringing to justice a megalomaniac serial killer whose victims were tortured and killed in gruesome ways, graphically de...

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Amarillo Globe-News

Chelsea Cain’s fifth novel to feature Portland detective Archie Sheridan and his nemesis, Gretchen Lowell, delivers the shocks one expects from this “The Silence of the Lambs” clone.

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