I hope you haven’t been wondering where I am like I have. I barely know what DAY IT IS let alone when was the last time I posted. Was it Sunday? OH WAIT. It was Saturday. See? I don’t know anything anymore!! SHEESH. It is a miracle I put my HEAD ON straight today.
So, yeah, I totally meant to post this review yesterday, but work has been kicking my you-know-what and by the time I got home I was pooped! I spent a few hours working on my NaNo novel (I’m up to 9200 words, behind, I know, but still. Yay! And I think I MIGHT actually LIKE WHAT I AM WRITING. I know, what???) and went to bed. So now, here it is, my review of Heartsick by Chelsea Cain. Sorry it’s late. 🙂
Written by Chelsea Cain
Narrated by Carolyn McCormick
Published by Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (September 4, 2007)
Length: 11 hours 1 minute
So, yeah, if you’ve been following me for awhile, you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, Heather doesn’t usually read these kind of books!” And you would be right!! I don’t! But don’t you ever see a certain book that others are reading and loving and it’s not in your comfort zone, but you’re still all, what is so great about that book? What am I missing? cause I do! And in this case, it was Chelsea Cain.
When Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves insisted that I would like it, I decided to give it a go. It helped tremendously that I was about to download it for free from my library (I <3 my library! and Overdrive!) and gave it a listen.
I’m so glad I listened to Jenn. She’s a smart cookie.
So, yeah, Heartsick is about a seriously sick and twisted serial killer (well, two actually) and the smart, yet also slightly sick and twisted cop who takes them down. Now, Archie Sheridan wasn’t always kinda sick and twisted. You see, the Beauty Killer serial killer Gretchen Lowell made him her last victim. And she MESSED. HIM. UP. Two years later, Archie is still acting the victim. He’s on leave from the force. He has divorced his wife and rarely sees his kids. He practically has a pharmacy in his medicine cabinet and he is OBSESSED with Gretchen. I think it’s called Stockholm Syndrome? Dude has it in spades. But now, there is a new killer on the loose, targeting teenage girls, and the force wants Archie back to head up the new task force to take this guy down. Helping him is Susan Ward, an ambitious, pink-haired wanna be rockstar of the newspaper world who is doing a major feature on him. Now let me tell you, I couldn’t help but like Archie, despite his…problems, and I adored Susan. She kicks it man. Kicks. It.
Heartsick was narrated by Carolyn McCormick whom I believe is an actress on Law & Order. I’ve never watched L&O, but I think I read that somewhere. I know her best as the reader who read The Hunger Games, so at first I had a hard time separating her voice from Katniss and giving it over to this new and completely different story. Once I did, I really enjoyed her reading. I think she does a great job of making each character have a distinct voice and she is especially chilling as Gretchen.
Dude, I can’t wait to get my hands on Sweetheart.
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