Sunday, June 1, 2014

(48)Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain

Let Me Go 

Pages: 384

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 13, 2013


I have been a fan of Chelsea Cain ever since I had an ARC of her first book, Heartsick. In the most recent book of the Archie/Gretchen series we find that Portland is getting ready for Halloween.  And Archie is hoping that the world will forget that it is his birthday.   Until a DEA Agent is found dead.  The death of any DEA Agent is cause for concern, but Carl is the handler for an undercover agent that has ties to Archie and Portland mobster, Jack Reynolds.  When another body turns up on Jack Reynold's private island Archie just knows that things are going to go South quick.   Not that the murder is bad enough, but escaped psychopath, Gretchen Lowell, was caught on camera entering the Portland area.  Archie knows if Gretchen is really in the area she will be finding him one way or another. And then Susan turns up missing and Archie is not willing to just sit back and let others handle it, no matter what they say.   Will Archie get to Susan before it is too late and will they be able to catch Gretchen Lowell before she kills again?

Listening to a book like Let Me Go on audiobook adds a whole other element of suspense to the reading experience. For one thing it is a whole lot harder to "skip" over the really scary parts.  (Not that I would do that)  But hearing the characters read puts a voice to them, a realness that isn't always there when you are reading a book.  As things really started to heat up, I really wondered if this would be the end of the Archie/Gretchen series, especially since I know her next book (One Kick) is the start of a new series.  While not EVERYTHING was wrapped up, I was pleased with the way things ended.  Especially a certain relationship progressing between two adored characters. 

Bottom line, I don't know how Chelsea Cain keeps the Gretchen/Archie series so fresh after six books, but she does.  Let Me Go was every bit as suspenseful and thrilling as the first book in the series.  If you haven't started reading Chelsea Cain, then do so now.  I demand you go to the book store right now! :)

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