Titolo: Evil at Heart
Casa editrice: Pan Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9780330518291-3
Riassunto: Since serial killer Gretchen Lowell went on the run, following Detective Archie Sheridan's latest near-fatal encounter with her, the city of Portland has descended into Beauty Killer hysteria. Even fan sites have sprung up online, where admirers of Gretchen can congregate to discuss their heroine. When a spleen is discovered at a local rest stop, Detective Henry Sobol is at first sceptical it is Gretchen's work. It is only when he sees the rest stop's wall - covered in hundreds of tiny red hearts that Henry realises its time to contact Archie ...Archie Sheridan has spent the last few month's in the city's psychiatric hospital, battling with his addiction to painkillers and his strange obsession with the woman who tortured him. But soon he, along with the Beauty Killer taskforce and journalist Susan Ward, find themselves investigating a new spate of killings - when bodies start to turn up at local beauty spots, their eye-balls removed. Could this be the work of a copy-cat? Or has Gretchen really returned? One thing is certain, whoever is behind these brutal murders, they will do whatever it takes to get to Archie ...
Dal retro di copertina:
?Cain [has] made the serial-killer genre a thoroughly female-friendly experience? [She] churns stomachs with a delicate touch.??The New York Times Book Review
Gretchen Lowell is still on the loose. These days, she?s more of a cause célèbre than a feared killer, thanks to sensationalist news coverage that has made her a star. Her face graces magazine covers and there have been sightings of her around the world. Most shocking of all, Portland Herald reporter Susan Ward has uncovered a bizarre fan club which celebrates the number of days she?s been free?
?Cut[s] all the way to the bone.??Oregonian
Archie Sheridan hunted Gretchen for a decade, and after his last ploy to catch her went spectacularly wrong, he remains hospitalized months later. When they last spoke, they entered a détente 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 off and Archie is forced back into action. Is the Beauty Killer back?or has the cult surrounding her created a whole new evil?
?With EVIL AT HEART, Cain keep[s] readers fortified with psychological drama.? ?Chicago Sun Times
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