"We've been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn't work...but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain's ferocious sense of humor."
--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly | Top 10 Books of 2008
(HEARTSICK & SWEETHEART)

"There are echoes of Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s steely heroine, in Kick Lannigan…but she’s a far more human and likable protagonist than Lisbeth Salander could ever be."

--The New York Times Book Review on ONE KICK

The New York Times Book Review on LET ME GO

Sep 10 2013

This is the sixth book in Cain’s series starring the Portland detective Archie Sheridan, who throughout has been tormented by the serial murderer Gretchen Lowell, known as the Beauty Killer. Early in the series, Gretchen beguiled Archie, destroyed his marriage and then, just for fun, removed his spleen and hammered nails into his chest, while honing her reputation as a psychopathically savage butcher. (In one instance, she decapitated a librarian, left the body in a car and returned the head to the library a week later with a note apologizing that it was overdue.)

Portland serves somewhat anachronistically as the hipster backdrop to these grisly killings, and Cain faithfully goes through the crime-lit checklist: the informant, the detective with his all-too-human foibles, the helpful strippers.

For the full review, go here

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