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Let Me Go

(Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell #6)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  7,620 ratings  ·  801 reviews
Beautiful killer Gretchen Lowell tightens her grip on Detective Archie Sheridan in Let Me Go, New York Times bestseller Chelsea Cain’s newest nail-biter.

Detective Archie Sheridan is about to receive a birthday present from the last person he ever wants to see again: Gretchen Lowell.

The investigation into Jack Reynolds's drug enterprise is heating up and has Archie heading
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Minotaur Books
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Sasha According to Chelsea Cain herself, YES there will be more Archie Sheridan-Gretchen Lowell books!!!
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Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 350-series
Oh my gosh! I loved this series. This is the last hook in the Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell Series. It was so good. It dealt with so many fears. Imagine being led in the pitch black darkness in a tunnel with cobwebs all over it and spiders dropping on your forehead and not being able to get out of it because once you are there the door is locked where you were led. Another fear is snakes, lots of them. This one scared me and I don't scare easily. I just loved this book. Think of any fear a ...more

I think I'm done with this series.

It wasn't terrible. Cain does a decent job ratcheting up the suspense with her serial killer who may show up at any moment, foot chases around an old bootlegger's mansion, and the repeated kidnappings of the apparently not-very bright Susan who should really know better by now.

However, Gretchen, the anti-heroine of this series, is now just annoying. She's not only a doctor, but also a super-hacker to boot. Of course she is. Plus, she's the Mary Poppins of kil
4.5 Stars

I'm sad now. I don't know what to do with myself now. I don't want this series to be over. I need more.

I originally planned to read this series over the next 3 months but I ended up reading the whole series in a week. I devoured this series and even when I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it. I've read other reviews for this series and people have called it a Hannibal Lecter ripoff and said that the series was farfetched and unbelievable.

So What!

1. Its not a Hannibal Lecter rip
Sep 18, 2013 rated it did not like it

That's all I have to say.

Let me elaborate:
I really have no idea why I subject myself to this series except I have some really annoying masochostic side to my personality. I believe Let Me Go is about Det. Archie Sheridan trying to protect Leo Reynolds cover when Leo's handler, Carl, is killed. Also, serial killer extraordinaire Gretchen Lowell is still on the run. It's also Archie's birthday. And Halloween.
There's also a serial killer on the loose.

This is just me simplifying the story. How m
This is a great series and must be read in order to fully understand the relationship between Archie and Gretchen. So many feelings of love, hate, mental addiction, repulsion, sympathy etc. are evoked by these characters. In this addition a small faction of untouchables mess with the wrong detective and boy did they underestimate his unknown guardian. Gretchen is the last thing they expected and the first thing they should have run for the hills from. Fast action thriller with the return of the ...more
Absolutely brilliant! Going to miss these characters. Hope there'll be another one at some stage in the future?!
Sharon Mccall
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
don't believe everything you read in the blurb. The back of this book stated this was the conclusion to this series so I dug in with great anticipation to see how Chelsea Cain would bring this strange affair between Archie and Gretchen to an end.

She didn't.

Reading a question on her page on Goodreads I discovered that she would be alternating between this series and her new books on Kick.

Don't get me wrong I really like this series but there are surely only so many times the woman can escape??

Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013-reads
We revisit with Archie, Gretchen and the gang once more in this sixth installment of the series. Gretchen is still on the run after escaping from the psychiatric facility and manages to insert herself into Archie’s latest case. For Archie, investigating a drug kingpin is certainly not part of his recovery and he, somewhat predictably, lapses in his own narcotic rehab.

Despite that fact it has Hallowe’en and Archie’s birthday as main events, I didn’t find anything to celebrate about this book. Wit
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
It happens to the best of mystery series authors: there comes a point when they simply seem to not know what to do with their characters. I appreciate that there is a special challenge for Cain because her two main characters are opposing forces (protagonist/antagonist, cop/serial killer). How to keep the cat & mouse game interesting over five novels? Unfortunately, Cain's sixth novel does not do much to advance the relationship or do something new with the characters.

Rather, Cain, seemingl
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it
Simply an amazing series!!! I sincerely hope there are more books to come, hands down one of my favorite of all time.
Moira Russell

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Janet Boyer
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I look forward to EVERY Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell book. They're delightfully twisted but, more importantly, full of likable, well-drawn characters. I can "see" them all in my head, in fact--Susan (she's got a skunk stripe in this one!), Henry, Archie's ex-wife, Debbie, etc.

LET ME GO continues where the last book left off: Gretchen has left Archie a dog and is on the run (yet again). But she comes back to Portland to celebrate Archie's birthday (Halloween), just as Archie heads to the seclu
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller, quick-reads
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This most recent installment of the Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell series is quite an entertaining read! It has been over a year since I last encountered these characters, but Cain skillfully inserts little reminders to make the events of the previous novels feel freshly experienced. It is quite easy to get swept back into her Portland! The book opens just before Halloween, with the Beauty Killer still on the loose, and heading for Portland just in time for Archie’s birthday. The plot moves qui ...more
Sep 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: crap, thrillers
Major spoilers here so be warned.

So there's a scene in this book where Gretchen, armed with a scalpel, takes on an entire security team of former special forces personnel who have transitioned to become mercenaries and she kills all of them.

Are you kidding me?

I laughed out loud at the utter absurdity of the whole thing.

The more I think about this book, the more I've come to the conclusion that it's a freaking mess of an effort.

Chelsea Cain had an interesting idea for a story and wrote Heartsick.
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has everything I've come to expect from Archie, Gretchen, Susan, Henry, and all the others. There's some history revealed, and some progress made, and some promising hints for the future. As in previous books in this series, there is violence, gore, and sexual content. Since Chelsea Cains's next book is not part of this series, I wonder if she needed a break after this book. It must be difficult to write a book this intense. But I am looking forward to the next one, whenever it may be.
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Oh this pains me to rate this 4 stars. I just didn't feel like it was Cains best, definitely not in this series. It lagged in some areas and I was so ready to throttle a couple of the characters by the time things started getting real good then... Its over! Gretchen, you are a naughty girl. Archie, I still love you. Susan, grow the fuck up. Henry, quit being a ball buster. I feel better now. :)
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, ha-tbr-2018
A bit torn between 3 or 4 stars... finally decided on 3 mainly because way too much of the story was taken up describing the condition of Archie's penis. Way, way too much.
And in this last book Gretchen's abilities to kill have reached a ridiculous level.
I know the entire series stretched believability but the number of times Gretchen escaped, killed, escaped again, played around with Archie in this book... it was just a bit too much.
I did like the final story of Archie and Susan. That was a ni
Jodi Kauble
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stayed up late because I couldn’t stop reading.
Kathleen (QueenKatieMae)
Everyone wants to wish Archie a happy birthday. His kids, his ex-wife and her new boyfriend have barely finished singing happy birthday to him when the festivities are interrupted. Archie is called in to investigate the dead body found in the bathroom of the The Gold Dust Meridian. Still wearing his party hat, Archie realizes the body is a DEA agent and the undercover contact for the son of one of the largest drug dealers in the Pacific Northwest. The son, Leo Reynolds, just happens to be the bo ...more
Paula  Phillips
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
One of my favourite female and there are only a slight few who can pull writing Crime and Serial Killer novels is authoress Chelsea Cain. From the first time , I picked up Book #1 in her Gretchen series - I was hooked. This is a series where I can say I love all the characters from Archie Sheridan - the Detective who though he won't admit it, still and always will have a thing for the serial killer Gretchen to his quiet but stand-up partner Henry and of course my all-time favourite character Su ...more
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller-mystery
I was excited to read Chelsea Cain's latest thriller, "Let Me Go". Cain has a great reputation as a skillful writer in the thriller genre and has already published five Archie Sheridan novels. This could be a tremendous find for me (I read approximately two books a week so it takes a lot to keep me supplied). The first line was perfect--

"Archie Sheridan had a paper birthday hat on his head and six bullets in his front pocket."

What's not to like about a story that begins that way?

In a nutshell,
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Is the this serial killer detective series a dirty little pleasure? Or just a pleasure? I'm not sure, but I continue to enjoy these books.

Each features a compelling cast of recurring characters, most centrally Detective Archie Sheridan, murder police who spent most of his career hunting one serial killer; Gretchen Lowell, the genius killer, several times captured, several times escaped; Susan Ward, the journalist with crazy hair and a nose for news. It's set in Portland, and Chelsea Cain makes t
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another triumph from Chelsea! Let Me Go takes disturbing to higher level regarding this f'ed up relationship Gretchen and Archie have. We see through flashbacks when Gretchen and Archie were lovers and how Archie's guilt weighed on him even then. Also Archie was very close to engaging in some kinky sex with Gretchen, but it didn't get that far because she decided to torture him, which I can't fathom why she ended up doing that. Gretchen loves and is protective of Archie in her own loony tunes wa ...more
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Archie Sheridan would just like to get his birthday and Halloween over with but the murder of a DEA agent send him to a masquerade party on an island owned by Jack Reynolds, international drug lord. Archie is supposed to find Leo, Jack's son, to assess if his cover has been blown or if he can continue working with the DEA to bring down his father's business. Archie finds Leo - and a whole lot of trouble.

When a camera captures serial killer Gretchen Lowell easily crossing the Canadian border bac
Stunning book in the series or the hunt for Gretchen Lowell. So many angles to keep track of that Gretchen seemed like she was in the background, when in reality she was always right in front of the investigation. I loved that the time frame was Halloween, an easy way for her to travel incognito. And I knew the neighbor was up to no good from the last book. I sensed that evil was afoot. Trust no one Archie..... Great book! Susan was at the top of her game as usual, her mother, the hippie was a h ...more
Diane S ☔
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
It has to be amazingly difficult to write a book where the main character has a lust, hate relationship with a serial killer and yet this character is flawed but likable. Archie has, to say the least terrible and strange tastes in women. Although I love the character of Susan, she has her weirdness and quirks as well. Rachel, his new lust/love interest is very weird too. It is these relationships and characters as well as the steady Henry and Leo, of the mob boss persuasion, that keeps these nov ...more
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
I received this book through a goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Let me first say that I absolutely love this series by Chelsea Cain. I was hooked from book one, Heartsick. Even though this series is very graphic, from the death scenes to the sex, I can't help be riveted by them. They truly are one of a kind. However, the sixth book in this saga of Archie & Gretchen, I was left a little disappointed. This definitely is my least favorite one. Some parts were a little repeti
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