Imagine Hannibal Lecter on massive amounts of estrogen. What do you get? You get Gretchen, Chelsea Cain’s demented, yet quite sexy, female serial killer. Add to that an obsessed, damaged and tortured homicide cop with a penchant for self-sacrifice and you get a riveting thriller that is at the same time creepy, sinister, and compelling.
This well plotted, character driven first novel is no Silence of the Lambs, but it is a can’t be put down page turner that is loads of fun to read.
The author was not shy about setting the stage for a series featuring the femme fatale Gretchen. I can’t wait to see what other adventures Chelsea Cain has in store for us. Pick up Heartsick today and enjoy.