Let Me Go? by Chelsa Cain; 2013; $25.99; 358 pages; Minotaur Books, New York, NY; 978-0-312-61981-7; Mystery; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Capitol Hill; 9/28-9/29

Why did I pick this up?  Because I have read the previous books in this series, and have talked to Chelsea Cain at several Wordstocks and she is appearing at this years Wordstock

What is the story?  Gretchen Lowell, the serial killer known as The Beauty Killer is on the loose in Portland again.  At the same time police detective Archie Sheridan is investigating the death of a DEA agent in the Pearl District.   Susan, the Herald reporter, is taken hostage by the drug dealing kingpin and Archie and Gretchen team up to rescue her.  Archies’ head gets messed with by Gretchen as usual but he seems to have an epiphany about life and some of the people in his life at the end of the story.

Did I like it?  Yes, once again Chelsea Cain has written a gripping page turner.  Gretchen as serial killer takes a back seat to the story of drug dealing.


What is with the title of the review?  There is a small island near the edge of Oswego Lake in Lake Oswego that was originally owned by the Jantzen family and a large party of the story takes part on the island or revolves around it.