Scary good

Just finished Portland author Chelsea Cain’s second thriller, “Sweetheart.” Wow. Really a great read. Scared the ever-loving hell out of me.

The two books revolve around a trio of characters: Archie Sheridan, a broken, battered police detective who, frankly, is falling apart; Susan Ward, a young newspaper reporter who doesn’t always think before she acts; and Gretchen Lowell, a serial killer who has me sleeping with a night light.

Chelsea does a great job of describing Portland and Portlanders. She gets what a weird lot we are.

There is a reason why this woman is a New York Times best-selling author, and it ain’t just because she’s hot. Which, frankly, she is. She can flat-out write. If you’re not following her books because serial killers aren’t your cup of chai, do yourself a favor and read her first one, “Heart Sick.” You will be hooked.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

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