Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the New York Times bestselling author of THE NIGHT SEASON, EVIL AT HEART, SWEETHEART and HEARTSICK. Both HEARTSICK and SWEETHEART were listed in Stephen King’s Top Ten Books of the Year in Entertainment Weekly. Chelsea lived the first few years of her life on an Iowa commune, then grew up in Bellingham, WA, where the infamous Green River killer was “the boogieman” of her youth. The true story of the Green River killer’s capture was the inspiration for the story of Gretchen and Archie. Cain lives in Portland with her husband and daughter.

Chelsea Cain

Books by Chelsea Cain

by Chelsea Cain - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick captured America’s hearts when she was rescued five years later. Now, twenty-one, she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing child case that will put her talents to the test. Trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist and bomb maker by her abductor, Kick could not return to the life of the average young girl after her release. When two children go missing in three weeks, an enigmatic and wealthy former weapons dealer approaches her with a proposition --- and he won’t take no for an answer.

by Chelsea Cain - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell is back, and detective Archie Sheridan’s nemesis and sometimes lover has something special in mind for him, something she’s been planning for a very long time. 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.

by Chelsea Cain - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Portland detective Archie Sheridan gets a message from serial killer Gretchen Lowell, who claims to have inside knowledge about the grisly murder of a man who was found gagged, skinned, and hanging by his wrists from a tree. Archie agrees to visit Gretchen because he can’t risk losing his only lead in the case. But the ties between Archie and Gretchen have always been stronger, deeper and more complex than he’s willing to admit.

by Chelsea Cain - Fiction, Thriller


The Wiillamette River has had fatal flooding, but the past few victims didn’t drown --- they were murdered before they went into the water. Detective Archie Sheridan and reporter Susan Ward team up to hunt the vicious murderer.