Book Review – Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

Title: Heartsick

Author : Chelsea Cain

Format : Hardback

Published: 2007

I must admit I love a good murder mystery. There is something intriguing about the hero racing against time to solve the mysterious crime. Finding a good mystery can be a real challenge. I don’t care for easy predictable who done its nor do I like the ones where I feel I need a college degree to solve it.

Sometimes you get lucky and find a series of books that is so well crafted that you cant put it down. Heartsick is that book. Let me go back to the beginning and tell you how I came upon this book.

My Hubby and I were huge firefly fans and when a certain company decided that only one season was necessary we were left with nothing to watch. Soon though someone told us about this show called Castle and it was staring a favorite actor. We decided to give it a shot. We loved it and began to watch it regularly. I am not sure what prompted me to pause the show at this particular scene but I am glad I did. Castle was waiting for his daughter to come home from her first date and he was reading a book.

I became curious about what he was reading. I mean what does a mystery writer read? I enlarged the image on the screen until I could make out the title and then I whipped out my Google-fu. Lo and behold it was a real book and a real writer. The very next day I made the trip to the local bookstore and came home with the first in the series.

Heartsick is a thrilling book. Not only is it a well written book but its the first one I have found that has a female serial killer as the antagonist. The protagonist draws such sorrow and pity from you that you want to rescue him however you can. The relationship between the two characters is enticing. It leaves you feeling just a tiny bit off but not in a way you can easily explain.

The book begins with our lead character Archie realizing he has been drugged and captured by Gretchen the serial killer. Its an interesting way to start a book usually this happens closer to the end not in the first paragraph. The rest of the story is like a unwinding yo yo a lot of ups and downs before it finally spins to a stop. I can not recommend this series enough. Each book leaves you wanting more. I give this book a 4 out of 5.

Title: Heartsick

Author : Chelsea Cain

Format : Hardback

Published:

I must admit I love a good murder mystery. There is something intriguing about the hero racing against time to solve the mysterious crime. Finding a good mystery can be a real challenge. I don’t care for easy predictable who done its nor do I like the ones where I feel I need a college degree to solve it.

Sometimes you get lucky and find a series of books that is so well crafted that you cant put it down. Heartsick is that book. Let me go back to the beginning and tell you how I came upon this book.

My Hubby and I were huge firefly fans and when a certain company decided that only one season was necessary we were left with nothing to watch. Soon though someone told us about this show called Castle and it was staring a favorite actor. We decided to give it a shot. We loved it and began to watch it regularly. I am not sure what prompted me to pause the show at this particular scene but I am glad I did. Castle was waiting for his daughter to come home from her first date and he was reading a book.

I became curious about what he was reading. I mean what does a mystery writer read? I enlarged the image on the screen until I could make out the title and then I whipped out my Google-fu. Lo and behold it was a real book and a real writer. The very next day I made the trip to the local bookstore and came home with the first in the series.

Heartsick is a thrilling book. Not only is it a well written book but its the first one I have found that has a female serial killer as the antagonist. The protagonist draws such sorrow and pity from you that you want to rescue him however you can. The relationship between the two characters is enticing. It leaves you feeling just a tiny bit off but not in a way you can easily explain.

The book begins with our lead character Archie realizing he has been drugged and captured by Gretchen the serial killer. Its an interesting way to start a book usually this happens closer to the end not in the first paragraph. The rest of the story is like a unwinding yo yo a lot of ups and downs before it finally spins to a stop. I can not recommend this series enough. Each book leaves you wanting more. I give this book a 4 out of 5.

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