Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Night Season by Chelsea Cain

Book Description:
Chelsea Cain launches the next stage of her bestselling series as Archie Sheridan works to regain his life and Susan Ward steps in to share the spotlight in this electric thriller from one of today’s most talented suspense writers. — With Beauty Killer Gretchen Lowell locked away behind bars once again, Portland detective Archie Sheridan ca... more »n finally rest. Meanwhile, the city of Portland is in crisis. Several people have drowned in heavy rains that have flooded the Willamette River. But the medical examiner discovers that in fact the latest victim was poisoned before she went into the water—she didn’t drown. A little detective work shows that so far three of those previously thought to be accidental drownings have actually been murdered. Portland has a new serial killer on its hands, and Archie and his task force have a new case. Meanwhile reporter Susan Ward is following up on an entirely separate mystery: the dramatic flooding has unearthed a skeleton, a man who might have died during catastrophic flooding more than sixty years ago that washed away an entire neighborhood and killed at least 15 people. As Archie follows the bizarre trail of evidence and evil deeds to catch his killer, he has to battle the rising waters of the Willamette first

My Thoughts:
This was a pretty good book. It is in a series, but I didn't really feel lost or that I needed to know anything from past books that I wasn't told. Detective Archie Sheridan has a lot of bodies piling up and a flood to blame....or is it? Susan, a reporter, is working on a different mystery in Oregon, a skeleton found in an ghost town that was flooded in 1948. As the two work on their seemingly separate mysteries, they have to join together to find the serial killer and mystery of the skeleton!
The skill the author has for showing evil so vividly is amazing! Of course the two storylines come together for the mystery to be solved. Archie was my favorite character and I look forward to going back to the previous books to learn more about all the characters.
I rate this a 4/5. It was a good, very suspenseful read!

Thank you to FSB Associates for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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