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Detective Archie Sheridan just has to get through the next few days, then his birthday and Halloween will be over. But with escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell on the loose, the investigation into the murder of a DEA agent demanding his attention, and journalist Susan Ward showing up at his apartment needing a favor, it's going to be a long weekend.

Soon Archie finds himself crashing a masked ball on a private island owned by Jack Reynolds, a notorious local drug kingpin. By morning, Archie is back on pain killers, a guest is dead and Archie quickly realizes that little is what it seems. One thing is clear: Gretchen is back, and Archie's nemesis and sometimes lover has something special in mind for the birthday boy, something she's been planning for a long, long time. On Halloween Eve, with time running out, and the life of someone close to Archie on the line, Archie knows his only chance is to give Gretchen exactly what she wants. But Gretchen will prove more horrifying, and unpredictable, than Archie could ever imagine.

Back with her most thrilling novel yet, Chelsea Cain delivers the pinnacle of what fans of this series have come to expect: sex, murder, twists, dark wit, and some of the best characters in the genre.

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    Terrific

    Another amazing book in a terrific series. While somewhat twisty in places, this series and its dedicated author are yet to disappoint. I keep waifing (hoping) for a first class movie based on the dynamic between Archie, Gretchen and everyone else but maybe that's okay as I am sure Hollywood couldn't cut it. Please read the series - you're not to be disappointed.

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    Let Me Go...Amazing!

    This book is a great read. It keeps the reader interested and wanting more. Chelsea is a great writer and doesn't miss a beat!

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    Female Serial Killers

    Left me feeling satisfied! Of course Gretchen escaped so I am left anticipating the next journey...

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