Friday, December 03, 2010

2010 book 279

Chelsea Cain's The Night Season
In her fourth Archie Sheridan mystery, Cain wisely stays away from another story involving the Beauty Killer, Gretchen Lowell, who has left Archie both physically and emotionally scarred (the first two books in the series were great, but the third felt forced) and instead focuses on a whole new serial killer who may have ties to a past tragedy. He and intrepid girl reporter Susan Ward are both in fine form, and though I did have to suspend disbelief a little (would a cop really question a possible suspect alone?) and thought the end wrapped up a bit too neatly, I absolutely tore through the book to find out what would happen next. Plus, craziest murder weapon EVER. This one totally revitalized the series for me and I can't wait to see what Archie and Susan will be up to next. B+.

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