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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When the storm nearly levels its downtown, the sudden shifts in perspective are vertiginous, and thrilling. This is the mood that Cain has mastered...It is what presses her readers onward, pulses rising along with the waterline.Read Full Review of The Night Season | See more reviews from NY Times
Near the book's end, Susan is locked in the killer's basement with a dead policeman...Author and narrator combine to make it a memorably chilling moment in one of the series' better entries. A Minotaur hardcover.Read Full Review of The Night Season | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
Cain is so good that there is a mystery you won't even realize is a mystery until the very end. The book answers the question of whether or not she can write a thriller...And she can do so without breaking a sweat, at least to all appearances.Read Full Review of The Night Season
Unfortunately, I meandered into Chelsea Cain's "The Night Season" and didn't have the good sense to quit reading before the most inane murderer I've ever encountered in mystery fiction was exposed.Read Full Review of The Night Season
This is a well-plotted thriller and fans of Cain will enjoy it, as will those of other police procedural thrillers from the likes of Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch) and John Sandford (Lucas Davenport) to name just two writers...Read Full Review of The Night Season
ndeed, the setting and mood define the novel as much as the characters...the author adds several well-fitted twists toward the close. And her efforts to maintain the reader's attention, come hell or high water, are nothing short of laudable.Read Full Review of The Night Season
Chelsea Cain has a wicked imagination and she puts it to work with The Night Season. creating one of the most page-turning suspense thrillers on bookshelves today.Read Full Review of The Night Season
Cain has written a very good thriller...Tightly plotted, THE NIGHT SEASON demonstrates that Cain has more to write about than Gretchen Lowell, and she does it well.Read Full Review of The Night Season
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