Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain

Archie, Gretchen, and Susan are back in this fifth installment of Cain's highly twisted and super popular series!

Archie is called to investigate after the body of a man is found hanging from a tree in Mount Tabor Park. They trace the man back to a local girls' shelter where Archie runs into a very familiar face. Then another body is found, this time burned under a local landmark. The only connection between the scenes seems to be the discovery of a white lily. Meanwhile, Gretchen Lowell is up to her old tricks vying desperately for Archie's attention. And when she doesn't get it, she goes after Susan, giving her an exclusive on the very first Beauty Killer murder. In return, she wants Archie to visit promising him an inside scoop on his latest case.

I am definitely a big fan of this series. The interplay between Archie and Susan, Archie and his partner, Archie and Gretchen, and Gretchen and everyone else seems to be so carefully thought out and intricate. I don't know if Cain has threads of plot planned out for subsequent books along the way, but it certainly feels that way. Kill You Twice in particular shows a lot of growth with regards to Archie's character and the way he deals with Gretchen.

Readers be warned, though, you must read these books in order and you should be aware that they are very graphic. Kill You Twice was as dark and disturbing as ever!


Lori's Reading Corner said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. I thought this was the best one so far. I am SO excited FX is making this into a TV series.

Becky LeJeune said...

I know, Lori! I'm super excited about the prospect of this being a show. I just hope it's done well :)

IYamVixen2 said...

I have GOT to start this series! My sister is about to throttle me for waiting so long.