I didn’t realize when I started reading this book that it was #3 in a series. While I wish I had read the others first, there was enough flashback information in this one to fill in the story and it was good enough to stand on its own. Detective Archie Sheridan is obsessed by the beautiful serial killer Gretchen Lowell even though she almost killed him, too. The book opens with Archie in a psychiatric hospital being treated for vicodin addiction and suicidal tendencies. When bodies start showing up with signs pointing once again to Gretchen, he can’t resist getting involved in the case. Helping him in his search are his fellow cop buddy, Henry Sobol, and a journalist looking for a scoop, Susan Ward. Is Gretchen the killer or are there copy-cats? Is Archie still obsessed with her or can he stand up to her this time? This book was gory, gross, and fascinating. I couldn’t put it down.