Monday, August 24, 2009

Wanna Read a Really Great Book Series?

When my daughter got married in 2000, she and and her hubby had their best friends as their attendants. Karen had her brother Dave, Bill who lives with us, and Carla, Karen, and Kim friends from throughout her life. Michael had his brother, his sister, and 3 female friends. Ok, not your most traditional attendants but why wouldn't you have your best friends--male or female?

Little did we know that a few years later, one of Michael's female attendants, Chelsea Cain, would be a New York Times Best Selling Author!! Chelsea grew up on a commune in Iowa. She actually had written a couple of books before Karen and Michael's wedding one of which was about when she and her mom returning to visit the farm where the commune was located. And she wrote a couple after the wedding but in September 2007 she came out with a book entitled Heartsick.
A description of the book states "Det. Archie Sheridan led the Beauty Killer Task Force for ten years, before the Beauty Killer (Gretchen Lowell) caught him, tortured him for ten days and then mysteriously let him go and turned herself in. Now it’s two years later and Archie, addicted to pain pills and still obsessed with Gretchen, is called off medical leave to hunt a second serial killer. Pink-haired girl journalist Susan Ward is assigned to profile Archie. She knows he’s hiding something. But what? (It’s bigger than a breadbox.)"

I just found out about the book earlier this summer so of course I had to read it. And I was hooked! So after I finished Heartsick I rushed out and bought the 2nd book in the series, Sweetheart. The description of this books states, "Serial killer Gretchen Lowell escapes. ’Nuff said." Ok, I will warn you that these books are graphic and a bit gory, but wow, what a journey they take you on.

Chelsea's 3rd book of the series, Evil at Heart, comes out September 1. I can hardly wait. And the description of this book--"Det. Archie Sheridan is in the nuthouse. Serial killer Gretchen Lowell is still at large. That doesn’t seem fair, does it? Bodies start turning up. But is Gretchen to blame, or is it a wily bunch of psychotic followers? Archie and Susan are on the case. Voted one of Amazon’s “Best Books of 2009… So Far.”"

Wow, voted Amazon's Best Book of 2009 and it hasn't even been released yet!! Way to go Chelsea. Anyway, if you like detective murder mysteries, pick up these books. Obviously start with Heartsick and you will be hooked.