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Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain
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Aug 26, 2012

it was amazing

Chelsea Cain may well be one of the better mystery writers out there that gets way too little exposure. The Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell series (this is book 5) are some of the best serial killer - detective novels around. Each novel stands on its own yet still part of the fabric of the bigger universe that Cain is creating.
In the beginning of this installment Detective Archie Sheridan is still in recovery but off of the pain killer addiction that had plagued him in the prior novels. Pain killers he needed to deal with the torture and mutulation at the hands of Gretchen Lowell.
For her part Gretchen is locked away under mental care as they try to find out why she is who she is.
The bond between the two is far more than that of cop and killer, they find that they may be the only two people who understand one another. This relationship lays at the background of this particular mystery but like any good virus, infects the story as a whole.
What Cain has done best, besides the true twists and turns of the mystery itself which she fills with more excitement and gore you have not seen since Hannibal Lecter, is develop the characters in her novels and at the forefront of the characters is Sheridan and Lowell.
This novel, quietly, may be the best mystery you will read this year and then you will want to read the prior four. Do it, you won't be dissapointed.
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