by Chelsea Cain
St Martin's Paperbacks - 2011
337 pages - 9, 99 $
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Why this book
He captured the Beauty Killer, one of the most deranged serial killers in the country. Now, Portland police detective Archie Sheridan faces a different kind of killer—a brutal rain season that has flooded the Willamette River, claiming several lives. As water levels rise, so does the fear. Because some of the victims didn’t drown—they were murdered.
The first body contains a rare poison. Three others prove to be murders as well. And with each gruesome discovery the medical examiner uncovers, Archie begins to realize he has not escaped his nightmares—even with his deadliest enemy behind bars. The flood has washed up old skeletons from the past. And a ruthless new serial killer rules the night…
The story without revealing it
Archie Sheridan, still traumatized from his encounter with The Beauty Killer, tracks another serial killer who takes advantage of the flood of Portland and the incessant rain to sow corpses. He is assisted by Susan Ward, a journalist dedicated to the dead and other creepy weird with a knack for finding herself where she should not be.
What I think of it
In addition, the atmosphere is very present throughout the book, without tons of description - which is cool as I usually hate them. Here the flood of Portland brings a landscape and a creepy atmosphere (I've never been so happy to be warm under my duvet while Archie and Susan were drenched in a downpour .. .)
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