Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Chelsea Cain; Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur

In Sweeheart, a sequel to last year’s Heartsick, Chelsea Cain revives the affair between cop Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell, the serial killer who removed his spleen, carved a heart into his flesh, and still haunts his erotic fantasies. Archie has not yet recovered when Gretchen escapes from prison, threatening him again. But if Archie remains enthralled with Gretchen, the reader does not, since Cain fails to convey her attraction. Get over her already, Archie. We have. C

Originally posted September 8 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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