Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sweetheart Book 15
Oh man all I can say is this was a "Sweetheart" of a book!! It's been quite a while since I've read a book in two days, but this one deserves that trophy!
Sweetheart is the second book in the Gretchen Lowell saga. Archie Sheridan continues to pull his life together after somewhat coming to terms with his obsession/torture with Gretchen Lowell. He is living with his wife and children again and is trying to be a good husband and father...while juggling his addiction to Vicodin.
Then the word comes in: Gretchen has escaped custody! Now Archies main goal is to capture Gretchen and will do anything to succeed, including using some those closest to him: His wife Debbie who is trying to keep her family together , Susan Ward the journalist trying to climb the proverbial ladder at the Herald, and Henry Sobol, Archies partner, and best friend, who refuses to give up on him.
This book was a lurid, and somewhat twisted tale into both Archie and Gretchens mind. Chelsea Cains writing style is wonderful, both in storyline and descriptive wording. When she describes a dead body you can actually see the "eyes like moldy grapes". She's a woman after my own heart (in a totally plutonic way). Her story flows so well, you don't even notice the time drift by..until you look up and go holy cow!!!
Book 16...I haven't decided yet...got a whole bunch of new books for Valentines Day (I love my husband!).