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Heartsick
by Chelsea Cain | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 3/1/2014
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by T_richardson_x): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Found on a train so decided to give it a new home. 


Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 16, 2017

8 out of 10

“Heartsick” is not a particularly original concept and in many ways plays homage to the likes of “The Silence of the Lambs” which similarly uses one psycho killer to catch another. However unlike Hannibal Lecter in SoL Gretchen’s bearing on Archie’s new case is relatively peripheral. Unlike Hannibal Gretchen is not so culturally aware. Whereas Hannibal uses things like art and literature to get at Clarice Darling, Gretchen uses brute force and drain cleaner to penetrate Archie's defences. Archie returns to her purely because Gretchen is beautiful.

“She’s a psychopath,” protests one of Archie’s female colleagues, unaffected by a woman’s wiles, when she catches him sneaking off to visit Gretchen. “Yeah,” he agrees, “but she’s my psychopath.”

That said and done the characters are well drawn and there are plenty of grisly surprises to compel the reader to want to keep turning the page as Cain cleverly weaves the two narratives together. . This is the first book in a series with the same protagonists and I will certainly be looking out for more of them. Very enjoyable. 


Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Buxton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 20, 2017

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Going out as part of a Reading it Want it thread. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 4 by T_richardson_x at Abercynon, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, October 23, 2017

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Thank you so much for sending this to me!  


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