Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hook Me: Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain

Title: Let Me Go
Series: Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell #6
Author: Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Minotaur Books (July 1, 2013)
Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Book Description: Beautiful killer Gretchen Lowell tightens her grip on Detective Archie Sheridan in Let Me Go, New York Times bestseller Chelsea Cain’s newest nail-biter.

Detective Archie Sheridan is about to receive a birthday present from the last person he ever wants to see again: Gretchen Lowell.

The investigation into Jack Reynolds's drug enterprise is heating up and has Archie heading off to attend a masked Halloween party on Jack Reynolds's island, where Susan is a reluctant guest. But the next morning one of the guests is found murdered, and Archie quickly realizes that nothing is what it seems. Only one thing is clear: Gretchen is back, and she's been closer than anyone thinks. On Halloween Eve, with time running out, Archie will have to risk everything, and choose wisely whom to trust, if he and his loved ones are going to live through the night.

First line: Archie Sheridan had a paper birthday hat on his head and six bullets in his front pocket.
Last line read: She smiled at what she found.

Overall Impressions: I've been a fan of Cain's Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell series since book one. Cain has this delightfully gritty style that had touches of wry humor that I just love. The opening is paradoxical at its juxtaposition of a birthday party and death. The sample just skimmed the surface of what the story is about.

Would I keep reading?: Yes!