Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain
Narrator: Christina Delaine
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
Date Read: August 2013
Genre: Police Thriller, Thriller
Beautiful killer Gretchen Lowell tightens her grip on Detective Archie Sheridan in Let Me Go, New York Times bestseller Chelsea Cain’s newest nail-biter.
Detective Archie Sheridan is about to receive a birthday present from the last person he ever wants to see again: serial killer Gretchen Lowell.
The investigation into Jack Reynolds's drug enterprise is heating up and has Archie heading off to attend a masked Halloween party on Jack Reynolds's island, where Susan is a reluctant guest. But the next morning one of the guests is found murdered, and Archie quickly realizes that nothing is what it seems. Only one thing is clear: Gretchen is back, and she's been closer than anyone thinks. On Halloween Eve, with time running out, Archie will have to risk everything, and choose wisely whom to trust, if he and his loved ones are going to live through the night.
Publisher: Macmillan Audio, Minotaur Books
Series: Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell #6
Also by this author: Evil at Heart, The Night Season, Kill You Twice, One Kick br> br>
Listened for fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Let Me Go was strong in character development/growth but the story wasn’t my favorite in the series.
Note: If I was rating this book against the others in the series it would have been 3. Let Me go when compared against others in the genre ranks a 4. Choosing how to rank on goodreads, I tend to stick with my higher inclination but wanted to note that it wasn’t the strongest in the series.
Story Thoughts: Parts of Let Me Go were fantastic. Oddly enough, it was the parts that involved the case that Archie was working on. However, the parts with Gretchen just did not feel like their normal magic to me. Parts were repetitious and other parts I just wanted more from. That being said, this was a very good read! I love Chelsea’s writing and I highly recommend her!
Character Thoughts: Archie is a fascinating character to me. His experiences with Gretchen have made him more complicated, damaged, and very good at his job. I am though, hopeful for him! I want him to let in happiness. This one didn’t get him there but I think I see a spark. I really liked the character development of Susan in Let Me Go. She is really getting to shine and come into her own. I believe she is almost as fascinating as Gretchen. Gretchen is still Gretchen! What I love about her is that she knows herself so well and acts accordingly!
Narrated By Christina Delaine / Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
Christina has done a freaking fantastic job since taking over the series. I really think she gets the characters spot on. She changes her emotions to match who she is narrating and you can tell just from that! Overall a fantastic performance.
Final Thoughts: Again on the countdown to the next installment.
- Other reviews for books written by Chelsea Cain here
- Other reviews for books narrated by Christina Delain here
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