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Heart Sick
Heart Sick | Chelsea Cain
67 posts | 127 read | 111 to read
When beautiful serial killer Gretchen Lowell captured her last victim - the very detective who was trying to hunt her down - she quickly established who was really in control of the investigation. So why, after 10 days of horrifying physical and mental torture, did she release Detective Archie Sheridan and hand herself in?
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MicheleinPhilly
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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I‘ve been a bit preoccupied by a certain fictional female assassin so I figured I‘d keep the fun going by reading about a female serial killer. This was particularly gruesome but the character development was really compelling. I‘ll definitely continue the series. #StartASeries Also this was my #GiftedtoYou pick for #booked2019. Thanks @eanderson !

Lisas.Library I want to read this series! I need to check my local second hand bookstore!! 4w
Cinfhen Hello @TrishB I think I hear a book calling you!!! 4w
Cinfhen Hi, Michele!!! Happy to see you‘re busy getting cozy with female serial killers and assassins!!! I think your wife might want to start hiding the kitchen knives 😘😘 4w
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MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen HA! She knows she would never show up on my hit list. I‘m squeamish with blood so would need her clean-up assistance. 😉😘 4w
TrishB Definitely stacked 👍🏻 @Cinfhen (edited) 4w
JoScho This is one of my favorite series! 4w
eanderson I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 🤗 I have the second in the series... still need to read it though! 4w
valeriegeary I've been enjoying this series. I think I've read 3. Some bits are more gruesome than others but the characters are always entertaining! 🔪 4w
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Itchyfeetreader
Heart Sick | Chelsea Cain
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I really liked this series featuring that rarity of things - a female serial killer. “She'll take your heart but you won't feel it” #easylover #anglophileapril @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Cinfhen Ha!!! I went with a female serial killer , too!!!! #GreatMindsThinkAlike 👯‍♀️ 2mo
Cinfhen This book sounds good!!! 2mo
Cinfhen @TrishB another series!!!! But this one sounds really twisted....have you read it??? 2mo
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Itchyfeetreader @Cinfhen I binged the series on kindle a few years ago on holiday but remember enjoying ! 2mo
Mdargusch My kind of book! Stacking. 2mo
emilyhaldi I don't know if I can read books about kidnapping & torture and this one 😖 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen stacked 👍🏻😁 2mo
Reviewsbylola Oooooh sounds good! 2mo
gradcat Oh yes, I remember this one very well. My nephew & I were reading it at the same time (that rarely ever happened), and we both loved it (wonder of wonders?)! By the way, I seem to remember reading something about a tv series featuring her books? (edited) 2mo
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tracey38
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A really gritty thriller that I just finished at work. I really enjoyed it and look forward to book 2. This story revolved around a man who had his world basically destroyed by a serial killer when he was taken while leading the task force to capture her. Now he is trying to catch another serial killer. I don't really know what to say to not give anything away. Thanks again @joscho for this #kindlitsy read!

JoScho Glad you enjoyed it! ❤️ 5mo
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tracey38
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Starting this ebook at work!
I got a new job and start in a couple weeks. I won't have as much time to read during work like I have now, but the extra money will be a good benefit.

dariazeoli Congratulations! 5mo
RaimeyGallant Congrats, and I love Chelsea Cain. 5mo
tracey38 @dariazeoli thank you! 5mo
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tracey38 @RaimeyGallant thank you! I have not read her books before but got this ebook from a fellow Litten and so far, it's really good. 5mo
readordierachel Congrats on the new job! 5mo
tracey38 @readordierachel thank you! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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tracey38
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Thank you @JoScho for the #kindlitsy book! I'm excited to read this, especially since it's one of your favorite series!

I have not received my #Christmasbookswap package yet and am about to head to my sister's until tomorrow night. If it comes today, I'll have to post when I get home tomorrow. Otherwise will post when it does arrive.

Merry Christmas Eve!

JoScho You are so welcome friend! Merry Christmas! ❤️🎄 6mo
tracey38 @JoScho ❤💚🎄🍭😍 6mo
LiteraryinLititz Hope you are feeling a little better and able to enjoy your family time! 6mo
tracey38 @LiteraryinLititz thank you! I was feeling well enough to enjoy Christmas Eve and Day with my nieces! 6mo
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kstadt929
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Thank you @JoScho for the thoughtful gift!! I always like book recommendations and finding new authors 😁 #KindLitsy

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 6mo
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Craftylikefox
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@JoScho thank you so much!! I have been busy making some final Christmas gifts and treats. This is a wonderful treat and it sounds really good. Right up my alley!! 🖤#kindlitsy

JoScho Oh I hope you love it Tab! 6mo
Wonderwoman89 @Craftylikefox did my book come to you (edited) 6mo
Craftylikefox No I haven‘t seen it, I got an email notification that you had claimed the book I had sent you. Did it download on your kindle alright? 6mo
Wonderwoman89 Yes I got your book and Amazon sent me a link yours was sent. It was sea witch I am trying to post the picture for you (edited) 6mo
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JoScho
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This is the first book in one of my favorite twisted serial killer series! Great price on it today 🖤

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Victoriahoperose
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Wow... this was super disturbing and terrifying. It had a Silence of the Lambs vibe with a serial killer who gets into the heads of people including one specific detective that she has manipulated. This was really interesting in the way it was written and kept you guessing and engrossed all the way through. Another one down for #24b4monday

Andrew65 Well done once again 🙌 I‘ve heard good things about this book. 7mo
Stacypatrice Great series!!! 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Oooooo 😗 7mo
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valeriegeary
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When reading serial killer novels, it's good to have a buddy nearby.

eanderson 100% agree! 7mo
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 7mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
JennyM Beautiful Charlie 🐶 7mo
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JacintaMCarter
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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#2018Book96
This novel details the time Detective Archie Sheridan spent as a prisoner of Gretchen Lowell, a frighteningly calculating serial killer. It also follows Detective Sheridan and newspaper reporter, Susan, as they try to track down a new serial killer. As strange as it might sound, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.

Itchyfeetreader I enjoyed this series 9mo
JoScho I love this series! 🖤 9mo
minkyb I absolutely loved this! 9mo
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JacintaMCarter
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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A bit graphic, maybe, but I have to ask: Would it even be possible to pull out someone‘s small intestine with a crochet hook? I‘ve never tried crocheting, but I‘ve seen the hooks and they don‘t really seem like they‘d be able to latch onto something as...slimy as intestines.

Burghbookaddict I'm not a doctor, but I highly doubt it. 9mo
CouronneDhiver Don‘t think so. 9mo
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Hollie Hmmm, seems unlikely at best. 9mo
Joyfulmimi 😱 9mo
Bookzombie I had to go look the hook up. Maybe it if was the largest size and if the killer is highly motivated. 😳 9mo
minkyb 😳 9mo
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Karen
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I made it! First year I did the whole 24 hours!

Jess7 🤗🤗 11mo
Mdargusch Congratulations! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻 11mo
robinb Yay!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 11mo
sprainedbrain Awesome!! 11mo
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Bananaism
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Damn this book was crazy! The relationship between Archie and Gretchen...you don't even know. Read this book.

somebooksaround 👏👏👏👏👏👏 14mo
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somebooksaround
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Day 24 of #MarchMadness is #FastPaced
Going with Heartsick for fast paced. This was one of the first books that got me back into reading. It always comes to mind first.💔
Sorry for the late in the day challenge posts!
currently on a road trip❤️🛣
Have a great weekend!
#challenge #march #books #read #thriller #chelseacain #psychological #litsy #fav #bookstack #shelfie

Sophoclessweetheart What gorgeous bookmarks! 😍😍😍😍 1y
somebooksaround @Wanderingwithwords 😃thank you!!! 🌞🌻🌻 1y
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ChelseaM6010
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Day 15 of #MarchMadness
Prompt: thrillers or crime novels that should be adapted.
This is my pick.

@josteele

JoScho I would love to watch that movie! Archie ❤️ 1y
somebooksaround Yess so good! One of my favorite series! 🙌🙌🙌 1y
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somebooksaround
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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I haven‘t seen any thriller based challenges - so I thought I‘d make one for #MarchMadness - I‘m pretty new to Litsy, so not sure if this is a thing that anyone can do, but for those who enjoy thrillers!! ❤️🖤📚
#thrillers #crime #mystery #challenge #march #reading #tbr #shelfie #books #litsy #magic

rabbitprincess I'll do my best to participate! Looking forward to seeing everyone else's choices 😄 1y
somebooksaround @rabbitprincess oh awesome!! Thanks so much! Can‘t wait to see as well!😃🙌📚 1y
MommyOfTwo Fun!!! 1y
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mrozzz Great idea!! 1y
somebooksaround @mrozzz 😃thanks! Happy reading!! 1y
CouronneDhiver Awesome! 1y
thereadingowlvina I love this challenge! Would love to participate 😊 1y
somebooksaround @thereadingowlvina Welcome!! can‘t wait to see!!! 🙌🎉 1y
Andrew65 You‘re talking my language, read more thrillers, mysteries and suspense than any other genres. 1y
somebooksaround @Andrew65 hahaa! Absolutely! Gotta love the page turners! 😃🙌 1y
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SassyPants617
Heart Sick | Chelsea Cain
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#LitsyAtoZ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Alfoster Love her!😳❤️ 1y
SassyPants617 Headed to the library to drop this one off and get the next in the series. 🤓 1y
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somebooksaround
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Day 14 of #riotgrams #Hearts For #ValentinesDay I chose something a little more on the dark side of love. #Heartsick by #ChelseaCain. The Archie Sheridan #series is one of my favorites. Very trippy & sinister relationship between Det. Archie Sheridan & serial killer Gretchen Lowell. Such a good #thriller! Happy Valentines Day! ❤️📚 #books #psychological #mystery #detective #intense #crime #novel #reading #litsy #pick #love

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Matilda
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#riotgrams feb 14th: hearts

swishandflick Love this photo! ❤️ 1y
somebooksaround 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 1y
Linsy 💖💖💖 1y
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JoScho
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I know I already posted for the #riotgrams #hearts challenge but I just thought of these books! I love this series. There are six in total featuring a female serial killer and a twisted romance.

Itchyfeetreader I love this series ! 1y
JoScho @Itchyfeetreader I know! I wish she hadn‘t stopped at 6. 1y
somebooksaround Faaaavs! 1y
JoScho @josteele yasss! I need to read them again soon. It has been too long. 1y
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eanderson
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Whoa! I‘ve read several dark suspense thrillers and I have to say, some one this book was DARK. It was a quick book and I will definitely look into reading the other books in the series.

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eanderson
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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This is how I‘m getting a little reading in this morning before I have a client. Theo is a cuddle Pug in the morning and I love it! 😍 #pugsoflitsy

Reecaspieces Pugs are the best cuddlers.. snuggle in and too lazy to move! 😂 2y
eanderson @Reecaspieces they really are the best cuddlers. My other pug loved cuddling but he liked his space. Theo has no sense of personal space and I love him for that. He is like a little space heater too! 2y
Reecaspieces @eanderson I know!! Amazing animals@ 2y
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eanderson
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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1) Northeastern Indiana!
2) Heartsick!
3) Skinny POP and Reece‘s
4) Just finished teaching class and now trying to get around for lunch with family.
5) More short stories
😀📚💕

#readathon #deweysreadathon

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eanderson
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Theo decided it was time to get up and start this #deweysreadathon #readathon now! He was very insistent at 5:15 that he could no longer wait. 😂

Cathythoughts That‘s great 😀enjoy 👍 2y
MayJasper Respect Theo 2y
Reecaspieces Gotta love their tenacity 😳🤣 2y
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eanderson
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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My #stack for the #readathon tomorrow! It‘s super ambitious due to a lot going on tomorrow but I‘m hopeful in knocking out 2 short stories, at least one of the Walking Dead and putting a dent in Heartsick! #deweysreadathon

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RaimeyGallant
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For anyone who's watched the Luther series, you're going to love this, because it's got a Luther-Alice entanglement that is both deranged and impossible to stop reading. Cain's narrative style is reminiscent of my own inner monologue, which is weird, because I've never met her. #Thriller #Procedural #Mystery

ptkpepe98 I loved this when I read it 2y
Alfoster Love this series!😍 2y
Kimiam Great series. Hope there are more to come. 2y
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RaimeyGallant
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"Several teenagers, presumably fresh from extracurricular activities, loitered on the steps of the school, a nervous energy permeating their practiced insouciance."

I'm really identifying with the author's dry wit. Don't know if she can plot yet, but she can definitely write.

Booknerd2 Love this series!!! I'm waiting for her to release another book. She was pretty belligerent to fans on Facebook awhile back and hasn't published anything since😔 2y
OneCent76 I love this series! And the author got quite political on FB and then was attacked on Twitter bc of her graphic novels. And her other series didn't get past the first book. But this series is amazing! 2y
Alfoster Love this series too! (Not so much the newest series). 2y
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nomadreader Love this series (even though it gets gory at times!) 2y
Cinsai Aaaaaa!!!! I love that twisted series! 2y
Cinsai She's actually been working on a run of Mockingbird graphic novels that have been pretty well received, and just recently on set for the filming of the Kick series, from her book. Hoping now for some more Archie and Gretchen!! 2y
RaimeyGallant @Booknerd2 I just went on a five-minute tangent googling this. Interesting. 2y
RaimeyGallant @OneCent76 I was just reading about this. Interesting stuff. 2y
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kiminreverse
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The writing here is excellent, and the story itself is good. This one is a little more domestic noir than whodunit, but the details are so psychological and twisty. #audiobooks

MidnightBookGirl Love this twisted, twisted series! 2y
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Liberty
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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What fun! This was exactly the demented escapism I was looking for this weekend. Will probably follow up with the next one someday soon. (PS - It is VERY graphic - I mean, there's a serial killer, y'all - so approach with caution if you are sensitive to that kind of stuff.) 🖤🔪☠️

Caroline2 I've had this on my shelf for a while now, think I might save it to read over Halloween!! 👻 2y
LazyLibrary Fantastic book!!!!! I loved it! Would love a movie based off of Gretchen!!! 2y
Dragon That reminds me, I'm in the middle of this one 😀 distracted reading 🐉 2y
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suvangi Awesome! 2y
FountainBookstore I read that in galley. Man, was it sick. And I mean "sick" like then "sick", not now "sick". It was a great read, but I can't do that stuff anymore. That villain was something else, though. 2y
ReadingOver50 Ooo sounds good! 2y
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Liberty
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Afternoon reading. 🖤🔪☠️

nomadreader I love that series! 2y
Jazruiz.2014 What's it about? How do you like it? 2y
OneCent76 Great series! 2y
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Matilda
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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I think this means the goat is enjoying it as much as me.

Soubhiville Lol, great picture! 2y
Hooked_on_books 🐶💙 2y
mcipher OMG that series!! I could. Not. Stop. Reading them. So good!!! I really wish she'd write another Archie and Gretchen story! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Matilda @mcipher I suspect this will be me. I have 30 pages left and love it. 2y
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Matilda
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Exhausted! So serial killer before bed cause I'm totally normal.

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AshleyS
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Thank you @Nuwanda !!! I am so excited about my #summersantagoespostal gifts! I have not read any of the books but they all sound right up my alley. I love everything! ❤️❤️ thank you @BookishMarginalia for setting this up

Nuwanda Yay, I'm so glad! When I looked at your page, it seemed like we had a lot in common with what we like to read, so that was cool! Enjoy! 2y
Gayan I love A Dirty Job so much! 2y
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A.Card85
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for fans of psychological suspense, it is truly a cant put down book has you addicted from first page to the last

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
A.Card85 Thank you and i most def will anything to do with books makes me happy :) 2y
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Dragon
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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#obsession #maybookflowers. So I may be a bit obsessed with the Raise-A-Reader booksale. At 7:00 am I was standing in line , the sale didn't start till 9:00am. I have booked my spring holidays around the booksale for the past two years. Saw these two books at the sale - a serial killer is obsessed with a detective- sounds fun

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Pagesflutter
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Listening to this audiobook while I do some chores around the house. The sooner I finish, the sooner I can fully enjoy my #litsypartyofone

PS this book is extra creepy to me because it's set where I live, and all the places they list, so far, are real. 😱🙅🛑😵🙀

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RiotMom
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This was on the line between so-so and a pick. The writing was great and the pacing of the action was excellent. I love the idea of a female serial killer controlling multiple storylines. I didn't like that I figured out the twists fairly early and assumed there was no way that I could be right since that ending was far too convenient and easy but then I was right. I'm debating moving on with the series for that reason. Anyone read the next one?

DeborahSmall I enjoyed this but still haven't read the next one. I would agree with your review, although predictable in places I still thought it was a good read 2y
mcipher I read the whole series as quickly as humanly possible, because I loved them SO MUCH. So I'm biased but I say yes, keep reading!! 2y
RiotMom @DeborahSmall it was fun to read, definitely. The next few will probably be checked out from the library though. 2y
RiotMom @mcipher that's awesome! I think I'll keep going... why not add to to TBR mountain, right? 😂😂 2y
MyNamesParadise I love this series!!! I've read all six. You just have to go in knowing it's going to twisted as F!! 2y
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RiotMom
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Me today.

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amie
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This is a well-written but seriously disturbing and graphic thriller. I used to love thrillers like this, but in the last few years I've lost my taste for them. I don't have much tolerance anymore for stories with violence, gore, and/or psychopaths. But for anyone who does like a good thriller, this is a pick!

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Chantelle1
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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"...he wasn't unhandsome if you liked sort of average-looking, depressed people."

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Liberty
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Yesterday was extra-busy so I didn't get around to #MassMarketMonday, so I'm doing it today! A couple weeks ago, I picked up LET IT GO, not realizing it was part of a series, so I put it down. And went right out and acquired the first book in the series, of course. 😂😝📚

Samary I really enjoy Chelsea Cain! I've read the first 3 so far. 2y
Alfoster OMG--this is such a good series! Think Dexter as a woman...😱! 2y
Airykah13 This looks good! 2y
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OneCent76 Love this series! 2y
redphoto3 Love this series!!! It is so twisted! 2y
MyNamesParadise She quit writing them to do comics and she wrote a book called One Kick that has a sequel that never came out and it's annoying it's been such a long wait 2y
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Godmotherx5
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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Heartsick was recommended by my sister. One day I'll get to it & the rest of my TBR. #onewordtitles #photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading

EvieBee A friend recommended it to me also years ago. Still been meaning to read it! A lady serial killer? Could be interesting! 3y
Reviewsbylola I can't tell you how many books I have that I'll get to "one day". ? 3y
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skrishna
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I read the first three books books in the Archie/Gretchen series back to back. They're twisted and crazy, but incredibly gripping. I'm really looking forward to inhaling the rest of the series.

ThatLibrarianLady So, so good. I need to read the rest of these. 3y
mcipher Love love love the whole series. 3y
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Kosugi
Heart Sick | Chelsea Cain
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Comic book nerd feminist haters be damned (look it up, it's pretty ignorant and crazy), I'm currently enjoying the first book in Cain's crime series.

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jlabombard10315
Heart Sick | Chelsea Cain
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My niece makes a great reading companion. ❤

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jlabombard10315
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Strike that. Reverse it. I just found a new book I am loving and have discovered it is a series of at least 6! ❤ 📖 🤗

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Annette80
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WOW! loving this book! Very similar to Karin Slaughter books.

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