After his second rescue from a stretch of time in the not-so-loving hands of serial killer Gretchen Lowell, the Beauty Killer, Archie Sheridan has voluntarily checked himself into a psychiatric hospital to deal with the ramifications his injuries, his sexual attraction to Lowell, and his addiction to Vicodin. Unfortunately for him, Gretchen is on the loose and people are starting to die in horrific ways again. The only problem is that the bodies are being dumped in previous murder sites and Gretchen Lowell may do many things but repeating herself is not one of them. The Beauty Killer seems to be hard at work again and the unit in charge of investigation wants Archie’s help in bringing her to justice but he is not sure Lowell is really behind the current mayhem.
Again, I love this series. It is gruesome, disturbing, and a very quick read. Is that a bad thing? If you loved Patricia Cornwell back in the day before she got so angsty, this is the series for you!