This story, #2 of what I suspect will be a trilogy, takes place two months after the last story ended. Archie Sheridan, is still a physical and mental mess. He finds his marriage and family life on the rocks, and he is back investigating what could be a new serial killer, with 3 bodies found in a local park.
In this book we learn how Gretchen and Archie’s relationship began. There are a few sub-plots within the serial killer story, however, the author does a good job of blending the stories.
Sweetheart is fast paced and has the same characters as the previous book and a few new ones. The author does a good job of bringing the reader up to speed in case they have not read the first book. This book can be read alone, but I would recommend reading Heartsick first. A word of caution...........you should beware of the fact that there is a lot of graphic violence and profanity in both of these books.
RATING - 4/5 - COMPLETED - 10/24/08