Sweetheart (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series #2)

Sweetheart (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Series #2)

by Chelsea Cain
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Sweetheart (Gretchen Lowell Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 211 reviews.
Marquess More than 1 year ago
A very interesting sequel that would make perfect sense even for those who have not read the first book. Chelsea Cain is a wonderful author with a unique and mesmerizing story to tell. The ending will have you jumping to get the third in the series. I could not put this down, I read it in under two days. This is definately a great read for thrill seekers, and it is very interesting from many different perspectives. I highly recommend this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say Chelsea Cain can write a story that brings you back for more, but reading this latest book left me feeling disturbed. I felt like the character of Archie just forgot everything important in his life it was like he no longer loved anyone. When Gretchen goes to the school where his children are at he wasn't willing to kill her to protect them even though he remembers a case where Gretchen killed a little boy and skinned him, he seemed not worried enough to protect them. Also finding out more of his relationship with Gretchen I couldn't help feeling that his wife was getting the short end of everything, maybe if the story didn't let us know so much about her and the fact that they didn't seem to have an unhappy marriage. Even though I felt this book left you with an ungood feeling I probably will still read her follow up just to see what happens.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
When I finished reading HEARTSICK, the first novel of this series, I touted it as the best thriller ever. I still stand by that sentiment. And even though SWEETHEART doesn't quite live up to the greatness of that first book, it's still a really good read.

All of the characters from the first book are back, and they find themselves in circumstances that are, in a lot of ways, similar to those in the first book.

Archie is still obsessed with Gretchen. Gretchen is still obsessed with killing -- and with Archie.

Archie's family, friends, and co-workers are trying to help him end his addiction to both painkillers and Gretchen, but it doesn't seem to be working. He's living with his ex-wife and children, and he loves them and wants to keep them safe, and yet he still wants -- no, needs -- to be with Gretchen in some way.

The plot is added to (and sometimes complicated by) the story that Susan Ward began working on in HEARTSICK -- that of the affair between the beloved Senator and the underage babysitter. This story becomes intertwined with the present when Susan's friend/mentor is killed, and the case falls into Archie's lap.

SWEETHEART is a fairly quick read, and I stayed up late to finish it. I really did like it, even though I wasn't as impressed with it as I was HEARTSICK.

There's no doubt that Archie and Gretchen will be back. I'm anxious to see more of them, and to find out who will be the death of who.
TaraLomax More than 1 year ago
I absoulutely just love this series!! Its a must read suspense!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There have been many, many books...esp. mysteries...that involve police officers who have annoying 'issues', and one wonders how such characters would ever pass psych evals. I've never read anything else by Chelsea Cain (and will probably avoid any other offerings by this author), and only read this book through 'til the end in the hope that the stupid, sex-driven detective and the serial killer would both die horrible deaths!
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Not bad, but believable only to a point, then becomes a bit of a stretch. Writing quality is fine; character development good. Recommend trying to read as much as possible at a time, as time away can help confuse things. Probably worth about what I paid for it...not much..
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book where you have another murder that has to do with a story Susan has been working on for a while. And than something else happens and you're like, oh boy, these guys are going to need to take a long nap after this. Especially Henry and Archie and Susan. I was going to give this a 4 or 4.5 but then halfway into the book it took an interesting turn that I should have seen coming. But didn't and yet it should of been obvious. That's what happens when you stay up to read a little then find you've read one too many chapters. Of course it would be a couldn't put it down kind of book. I'm really liking the series so far. The game Archie and Gretchen are playing, oh the tension, the creepy this is so not right kind of tension, what is happening and are you serious. Yet you want to keep reading, wondering what they'll do next. Anyway, this was a good sequel and obviously going to start the next book. After an ending like that, yes please.
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Another great novel by the likes of ms Cain A real heartstopper Second in the series
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So good!! Sick and twisted, but intriguing.
vittyken More than 1 year ago
I saw Castle reading this book in "A Death in the Family", Season 1 episode 10. That might be an indication to try it out for yourself. So, I won't rate it now but I will after I read it. Since I have to leave a star, I will start at 3 and then comeback.
acorley84 More than 1 year ago
Just as with Heartsick, I thought this book was phenomenal! I didn't think it was possible to be any more twisted than the first book, however, the author has really found her niche in psychological thrillers! I think that Chelsea Cain has superb writing abilities and is very thorough and descriptive with her story line, but not so much so that the story drags along and becomes too in depth. She knows how to draw a reader in and keep them interested from the first page to the last. This books helps you get a little more insight into the lives of Archie Sheriden and Gretchen Lowell and maybe helps you better understand the twisted reasons behind the whole story. Once I started reading this, I couldn't stop, if I had to stop, I couldn't wait to be able to start reading it again! I also can't wait to move right along to the third book in this series as book one and two have both been off the charts! I listened to the audio version of this book and I thought that the narrator, Carolyn McCormick did a wonderful job of conveying the story. Too often, I find myself turned off of a book simply because I didn't care for the narrator of the story, however, that was not even close to the case with this book. It was a wonderful and quick easy listen! I can't wait to pick up the 3rd book in this series!
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demasiado b bueno
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really good. can't wait for the following ones