August 19, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill here that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is:

Evil at Heart
by Chelsea Cain
Publication Date: September 1

Chelsea Cain's novels featuring Portland detective Archie Sheridan and serial killer Gretchen Lowell have captivated fans through two nail-biting entries, "Heartsick" and "Sweetheart", both of them multiweek bestsellers in The New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly.

Gretchen Lowell is still on the loose. These days, she's more of a cause celebre than a feared killer, thanks to sensationalist news coverage that has made her a star. Her face graces magazine covers weekly and there have been sightings of her around the world. Most shocking of all, Portland Herald reporter Susan Ward has uncovered a bizarre kind of fan club, which celebrates the number of days she's been free.

Archie Sheridan has hunted her for a decade, and after his last ploy to catch her went spectacularly wrong, remains hospitalized months later. When they last spoke, they entered a detente of sorts - - Archie agreed not to kill himself if she agreed not to kill anyone else. But when a new body is found accompanied by Gretchen's trademark heart, all bets are of and Archie is forced back into action. Has the Beauty Killer returned to her gruesome ways, or has the cult surrounding her created a whole new evil?

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave a link in my comments section if you have a blog, or just share your book if not.

Happy reading!


Krista said...

Sounds really good and almost scary in a good way!

heres mine;

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds exciting - nice pick!

The Obsessive Reader said...

Sounds good. Not something I would pick up but I hope you like it when you read it.