Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him... read more
A LIVING NIGHTMARE.
Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer. In the end, she was the one who caught him...and tortured him...and then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie's life and then turn herself in? This is the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
A LIVING NIGHTMARE.
Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer. In the end, she was the one who caught him...and tortured him...and then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie's life and then turn herself in? This is the question that keeps him up all night--and the reason why he has visited Gretchen in prison every week since.
A DEADY OBSESSION...
Meanwhile, another series of Portland murders has Archie working on a brand-new task force...and heading straight into the line of fire. The local news is covering the case 24/7, and it's not long before Archie enters a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the killer--and his former captor. But this time, it's up to Archie to save himself...
“What astounds me is that people get up and go to work and come home and they don't ever kill anyone. I feel sorry for them because they aren't alive. They will never really know what it's like to be human.”Gretchen
“There was nothing more reassuring than a full glass of wine”Susan
“He tried to pass a Whitman poem off as one of his own. Classic narcissism.”Gretchen
Their entire universe was just this one thing, this one event, this one loss. They seemed, for a few weeks, to have things in perspective. Then the inconsequential shit of their lives would start to seep back in.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
Portland was divided into quadrants: Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Northeast. Which quadrant you were from said a lot about who you were. If you were from Southwest, you lived in the hills and had money. If you were from Southeast, you were liberal and probably a vegetarian. If you were from Northwest, you were young and spent a lot on clothes. If you were from Northeast, you had some money and a dog and drove a Subaru wagon.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
He snorted. “Did they tell you that your vagina got you the story?” She smiled sweetly. “My vagina is my most tireless advocate.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Something about the way she moved through the world did not lend itself to the care of fragile objects.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
That was how it was in the Northwest: It rained just enough to get you wet, and yet somehow never enough that you could be bothered to don something waterproof or carry an umbrella.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“Good gas mileage is an important attribute in a potential mate.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Maybe he just wanted everyone to know all his secrets, so he didn’t have to work so hard at keeping them hidden. Subterfuge could be exhausting.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Even the most blatant assholes seemed to function in a state of grace when confronted with the brutal loss of a loved one.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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