Utter engrossing. . .Cain [creates] riveting character drama between two damaged souls. (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
Cain's novel has headlong pacing, endearing characters, twisted humor, and scalpel-sharp descriptions of murder and mayhem. It grabs you like a deadly undertow and doesn't let you go. (Parade Magazine on The Night Season)
You have to hand it to Cain, who's made the serial-killer genre a thoroughly female-friendly experience. . .[She] churns stomachs with a delicate touch. (The New York Times Book Review on Evil at Heart)
She's the most twisted--and most beautiful--serial killer on the planet, and she's back... Cain's wonderfully over-the-top series takes a new turn when fans of Gretchen try their hand at killing. It's not to be missed. (USA Today on Evil at Heart)
Cain is among a new breed of women writers stepping way out of the stereotypical female comfort zones… serving up meatier and more gruesome stories. . .Cain knows how to keep readers fortified with psychological drama. (Chicago Sun Times on Evil at Heart)
From the Back Cover
"Utterly engrossing."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Nothing makes Portland detective Archie Sheridan happier than knowing that Beauty Killer Gretchen Lowell is locked away in a psych ward. Archie can finally heal from the near-fatal physical and emotional wounds she's inflicted on him and start moving on with his life. Or can he? His latest case, involving a man who was mutilated and murdered in a public park in broad daylight, bears the stamp of an expert killer…and before long, Archie gets a message from Gretchen, who makes him an offer he can't refuse.
"DELIVERS THE SHOCKS."--MIAMI HERALD
Gretchen claims to have inside knowledge about the grisly Mount Tabor Park murder--and Archie can't risk losing his only lead in the case. At least, that's what he tells himself after he agrees to visit Gretchen…But the ties between Archie and Gretchen have always been stronger, deeper, and more complex than he's willing to admit, even to himself. What game is Gretchen playing this time? And even more frightening, what long-hidden secrets from her past have been dredged up that someone would kill to protect?
"Masterful on every level."--Booklist--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.