Let Me Go (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series #6)

Let Me Go (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series #6)

by Chelsea Cain
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Let Me Go (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series #6) by Chelsea Cain

"[A] masterful blend of psychological suspense and straight-up gore, chronicling the twisted bond between police detective Archie Sheridan and serial killer Gretchen Lowell."—Criminal Element

Detective Archie Sheridan just has to get through the next few days, then his birthday and Halloween will be over. But with escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell on the loose, the investigation into the murder of a DEA agent demanding his attention, and journalist Susan Ward showing up at his apartment needing a favor, it's going to be a long weekend.

"Grabs you like a deadly undertow and doesn't let you go."—Parade magazine

Soon Archie finds himself crashing a masked ball on a private island owned by Jack Reynolds, a notorious local drug kingpin. By morning, Archie is back on painkillers, a guest is dead, and Archie quickly realizes that little is what it seems. One thing is clear: Gretchen is back, and Archie's nemesis and sometime lover has something special in mind for the birthday boy. Now, on Halloween Eve, with time running out and the life of someone close to Archie on the line, Archie knows his only chance is to give Gretchen exactly what she wants. But Gretchen will prove more horrifying, and unpredictable, than Archie ever could have imagined…in Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain.

"Gretchen Lowell isn't just the most fascinating villain…to appear in crime fiction in many, many years; she's also becoming a multifaceted character capable of engendering a much wider range of emotions than one would expect of somebody who enjoys carving up spleens."Booklist (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312619824
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Series: Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series , #6
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 116,892
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.83(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Chelsea Cain's five novels featuring Archie Sheridan—Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, The Night Season, and Kill You Twice—have all been New York Times bestsellers. Also the author of Confessions of a Teen Sleuth, a parody based on the life of Nancy Drew, and several nonfiction titles, she was born in Iowa, raised in Bellingham, Washington, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.

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Let Me Go 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
RayHubble More than 1 year ago
Chelsea Cain is one of the most gifted mystery writers I have ever read. Let Me Go has a flawed main character, making him all the more interesting. And the mysteries that Archie faces are tense and hypnotically good. High marks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chelsea Cain, you have done it again!!!!! Here I sit bleary-eyed at work from an all-night read session of one of your books! I cannot get enough of this series!! Ms. Cain writes a murder-thriller like no other. Her heroes are flawed, her bad guys are almost likable (and may I put the emphasis on ALMOST). Gretchen is the worst of the worst, and I cannot help but wonder if she will ever let go of her hold on Archie, at the same time wondering if Archie will ever rid himself of her. I would suggest starting with the first of this series, as there are many references to past plot lines that could leave a reader new to the series a little confused. It could read as a stand alone, but you get so much deeper into a book when you are already familiar with the characters, and Archie's relationship with Gretchen (and everyone else) can really only be appreciated when you have followed the story from the start. I might add that this is a very dark and disturbing series. It is definitely NOT a story for a young reader (think definite rated "R"). If reading about seriously disturbed people is not your thing, please do not start this series as you will probably be disappointed. If dark and disturbing thrillers are what you live for, there is none better than this series!!! It will have you hanging on the edge of your seat and staying up all night just to see what happens next. Please write fast Ms. Cain -- the worst part of reading this series is waiting a year between installments. Who says people need to eat and sleep? -- SPeeD
Shauna19 More than 1 year ago
Chelsea Cain is amazing. All of her books are amazing. I could not put this book down! Let Me Go did not disappoint...it was terrifying, detailed, and suspenseful. Gretchen is the most unique and interesting serial killer this is! She always surprises!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series never disappoints! Only downfall is that I read it in 1 day and will have to wait forever for another one. Creepy and suspenseful. Loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will love this book and I for one never what it to end, hoever when it does I will cry my head off. You become so attracted to the characters of Susan, Archie, Henry, and Gretchen. They become a part of you daily lives. MUST READ!!!!!!!.
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avidreader255 More than 1 year ago
I love the Gretchen Lowell series and I'm hoping more will come! I picked this series back after a hiatus and was sucked right back in, made me want to reread the previous books. My only problem was the way it went back and forth from different scenes and story lines withholding information in an effort to keep you in suspense (I assume). This meant that it kept me reading so I could find out what was going on, but towards the end of the book I started to get a little annoyed by the jumping around. However, it was probably just because I wanted to know how everything would turn out. Overall, great book, easy read - definitely recommend you check the series out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enough w/archie & gretchen please!!!!! They are getting BORRRRRRRING!!!!!!!! The obession is getting silly. Chealsea Cain is a gifted writter, so, please find other characters!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love love love this series!
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Love these characters...wish i was just starting when im near the last page....thank you Chelsea for the distraction and entertainment
acorley84 More than 1 year ago
<b>Let Me Go - Gretchen is back in FULL FORCE!!</b> For a more in depth review, please visit my blog, Chorley Chronicals!  I just have to start out by saying that boy I am sooo thankful that Chelsea Cain kind of got back to her roots with this book, and came back to all that I have come to know and love about the Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell series! Cain captivated me first with Heartsick, and it was just as good reading Sweetheart and Evil at Heart, but I found myself not so much disappointed, but not nearly as happy with The Night Season as the first two books, then there was Kill You Twice, that started to pick back up, and BAM...she's back and as fully great with Let Me Go! Chelsea Cain sure has a knack for writing sick and twisted stories that absolutely capture and suck the reader in, leaving you wanting for nothing but more at the end of her stories! It didn't take me long to become obsessed with her writing and the Archie/Gretchen series! You will not find another author that writes so twisted but yet elegantly as her!! I love her as an author! You can't get much better than her writing, especially for her subject content! I think that Cain's characters are flipping awesome and addicting! I love Susan Ward and her unique quirkiness, and Archie with his sick and twisted obsessions, and of course Gretchen, gosh there are way too many adjectives to describe her psycho tendencies! I feel that Cain has really strong dominant characters and stories that stick with you long after reading! Overall, I was so happy after reading Let Me Go, especially after not caring for the last two books as much! I certainly hope that this isn't the end for the Sheridan/Lowell series clan, because I have come to need to read some psychotic Cain stories at least once a year, if not several times a year, so I really hope that Cain has more in the works for us, and if so I just can't wait to see what she will deliver this time!!
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
For those unfamiliar with this fascinating series (and as I wrote in my review of the prior entry, &ldquo;Kill You Twice&rdquo;), Archie Sheridan, a detective now heading the Major Case Task Force in Portland, Oregon (&ldquo;known for its blush-tinted scenery, and its serial killers&rdquo;), for 13 years had headed what was termed the Beauty Killer Task Force, dedicated to tracking down and bringing to justice a megalomaniac serial killer whose victims were tortured and killed in gruesome ways, graphically described. Their target, Gretchen Lowell, a stunning blonde who claims she had killed more than two hundred people, almost claimed Archie as one of her victims, but despite slowly torturing him over a 10-day period [during which time, among other things, she removed his spleen - - without anesthesia, of course] and leaving him in a medically-induced coma for a month, she let him live. After her capture, she was locked up in the forensic psychiatric services ward of the State Hospital. And after two years on medical leave, and now addicted to pain pills, Archie was able to return to the Task Force, his marriage only one of the things destroyed by Gretchen. There has always been a strong connection between Archie and Gretchen. As he says, &ldquo;She will never let me go.&rdquo; (Thus the title.) Years later, his scars, which still itch and sometimes bleed, are a constant reminder of her brutality, but he can no sooner escape them than he can the power and sexual pull she still exerts over him. The book opens as two important events are about to occur: Halloween, and Archie&rsquo;s birthday. And Gretchen, having escaped from the asylum ten weeks ago, is determined to make both of them something that Archie will never forget. The book takes place over an action-packed three days. Initially Archie gets involved in the investigation into the murder of a DEA agent who had been running a deep cover operation involving dirty cops and a major drug distribution organization headed by Jack Reynolds, a notorious local crime kingpin in Oregon. He and Archie had crossed paths before, when first his daughter and then his son were apparently among Gretchen&rsquo;s victims. Returning here are Henry, Archie&rsquo;s best friend on or off the police force; Henry&rsquo;s significant other, Claire, now very pregnant, also on the Major Case Task Force; and Susan Ward, a reporter who had been fired 7 months ago from the Herald and still very much in Archie&rsquo;s life, as well as her pot-smoking mother, Bliss. Also returning are the usual ingredients of this series: a great deal of graphic sex and violence, the two often intermingling at the oddest times, including a couple of Archie&rsquo;s flashbacks to his times with Gretchen. There are three story lines here: a second murder, of a young woman (the 2nd of many in the novel, of course); the murder of the DEA agent and the DEA investigation which the dead man headed; and of course the ongoing one dealing with the search for Gretchen. As are all the entries in this series, it is a dark and fast read, and one that is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a good one in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I waited for this book for so long and all i can say is its very worth it. Cain is an amazing author that one day i hope to hug for creating this series. Love, action, graphic flashbacks and of course the dangerous dance between Gretchen and Archie...so worth the wait!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great addition to the Gretchen Lowell series. I can't wait to read the next one!
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Cooper1KK More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy the books in this series.
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