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The Night Season

Cain, Chelsea (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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River levels are high in Portland when a woman walking her dog comes across the skeleton of a young black man, murdered over fifty years ago. Journalist, Susan Ward investigates. Meanwhile, Detective Archie Sheridan and his team have turned their attention to child-killer Ryan Motley, trained by the notorious Gretchen Lowell. The task force must pursue a series of mysterious clues from Gretchen, one of which leads to a Vanport flood survivor, who happens to be the grandfather of a murdered child. Then, when another child is found murdered, Archie's investigation takes on a new urgency.
Authors: Cain, Chelsea
Title: The night season
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 322 p. :,map ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Chelsea Cain
Summary: River levels are high in Portland when a woman walking her dog comes across the skeleton of a young black man, murdered over fifty years ago. Journalist, Susan Ward investigates. Meanwhile, Detective Archie Sheridan and his team have turned their attention to child-killer Ryan Motley, trained by the notorious Gretchen Lowell. The task force must pursue a series of mysterious clues from Gretchen, one of which leads to a Vanport flood survivor, who happens to be the grandfather of a murdered child. Then, when another child is found murdered, Archie's investigation takes on a new urgency.
ISBN: 9780312619763
0312619766
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAIN 2011
Subject Headings: Sheridan, Archie (Fictitious character) Fiction Lowell, Gretchen (Fictitious character) Fiction Ward, Susan (Fictitious character) Fiction Police Oregon Portland Fiction Women journalists Fiction Serial murderers Fiction Portland (Or.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Sheridan, Archie (Fictitious character)
Lowell, Gretchen (Fictitious character)
Ward, Susan (Fictitious character)
Police
Women journalists
Serial murderers
LCCN: 2010040692
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Portland is threatened by the worst flood since 1948, when the town of Vanport, just north of the city, was wiped from the map. Now several victims are discovered with mysterious puncture wounds. Detective Archie Sheridan and Journalist Susan Ward investigate.


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Aug 24, 2014
  • Cmw8319 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoy the Gretchen Lowell and Archie sheridan series. I found the start of the book was interesting then half way thru it lost something, I kept reading hoping for something to draw me back in.

The 4th Book in the Gretchen Lowell/Archie Sheridan series gives Susan Ward the chance to have the spotlight focused on her and for Gretchen Lowell to take a step back. The book focuses on the flooding of Portland and a new serial killer that is staging his killings as drownings. The book finds some of the new and old characters having their lives put at risk once again.

Archie and Susan's relationship appears to grow in this book and makes the reader question the true depth of their bond. I look forward to the next book in this series to see how the characters develop and progress. While Gretchen wasn't a major player in this book, I still found this book to be an enjoyable read.

May 20, 2012
  • rahmmie rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Very disappointing effort by Cain

I was a little disappointed that Gretchen wasn't the focus of this one, but i still loved the book. Hopefully Susan and Archie will be around for a long time to come and if Gretchen 'slithers by' from time to time to say hello, I think I can live with it. Keep up the good writing Chelsea Cain and hope to see more of your work soon!

Aug 25, 2011
  • bonenglish rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I started out really loving this story, thinking it was the best of the series. But, I felt like it got lost somewhere along the way. And, the ending was too neat and clean. As long as Cain keeps writing about Archie and Susan, I'll keep coming back for more.

Jul 11, 2011
  • Nords rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An excellent thriller. Technically this is the 4th book in a series that follows the same detective(s), reporter and serial killer, however, unlike the last 3 books, this one puts the Gretchen Lowell serial killer storeyline on the side. And I really liked the change. By book 3 I was getting sick of all of Archie's issues with Gretchen so it was nice to have a bit of a stand alone story here. This book was a very fast, exciting read with some neat twists and turns. However, the killer in this book wasn't very interesting (although his methodology was cool) and the climax was pretty anti-climatic (they solved the crime too easily). Still, it was fun read and I can't wait for the next chelsea Cain book.

Jun 11, 2011
  • emerge rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

SOOOO glad to finally read an installment of Archie's life that doesn't focus on Gretchen Lowell. I thought the author was going to milk that one forever & quite frankly, she & their relationship had become predictable. She's still there but in the background & Archie is making progress....professionally & emotionally.
But there are other crazies to take her place & Archie has his hands full. Susan Ward figures prominently & she is an interesting & entertaining counterpart to Archie's fragile demeanor. Good read.

May 09, 2011
  • rdrlady rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Exciting search for an exotic serial killer during a devastating flood.

Another serial killer on the loose in Portland, Oregon.

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