I’ve decided I’m going to begin stalking authors. Not in a “sneak around outside their homes, hide in the bushes, follow them to their local coffee shop and become this like them in a Single White Female” kind of way, but in “get over your damn shyness and email them” already kind of way. I need to get started now because I’ll have a box of homework by the 20th and severely less time (especially if they keep me on for a few more weeks with the bookie job).
And the first author I plan on stalking?
Ms. Cain has gone from writing funny memoirs and a satirical take on Nancy Drew to writing Heart Sick which contains a serial killer that sounds like she could take on
Portland Detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she caught him. Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, then she released him, and turned herself in. Now Gretchen is locked away, while Archie is in a prison of another kind—addicted to pain killers and powerless to erase those ten days from his mind.He continues to visit Gretchen in prison once a week, saying he wants her to confess the whereabouts of more of her victims, but he knows the truth is that he just can’t stay away.
When another killer begins snatching teenage girls, Archie knows that he has to pull himself together and investigate the murders. Newspaper reporter Susan Ward begins following Archie’s investigation, sparking a deadly game between Archie, Susan, the new killer, and even Gretchen. They need to catch a killer, and maybe somehow Archie can free himself from Gretchen once and for all.
Intrigued? I am. Being from the Northwest, with our preponderance of serial killers, the idea of a female serial killer pulling the strings of some other character is fascinating to me. So to is the idea that this all takes place in
Way to push me over edge of want to need. I must find Chelsea Cain and fast.
*Here’s hoping she compulsively googles her name and contacts me, thus making this whole stalking thing that much easier.
**Pictures shamelessly stolen from Super Librarian whom I’m jealous of because she has a copy.