The second installment is just as perfect for the silver screen as the first. Think Along Came a Spider meets Die Hard with a wicked soundtrack and a killer cast.
The flashbacks to Archie’s life are not as frequent in this outing that sees the Beauty Killer escape and spend some quality time with the detective. What I love most about Sweetheart is the relationship between Susan and Henry that’s developed when they are trying to search for Gretchen and her last victim.
What I love most of all about Chelsea’s work is how seemingly unrelated crimes tie up before the book finishes. It’s perfectly layered, so that when you go in for a second (*cough* fifth) reading, you will kick yourself for missing the clues.
Jessica Capshaw While renowned for her role as Arizona Robbins in Grey’s Anatomy, I will always remember her for her portrayal as Booths ex-wife in the tv series Bones.
Notable mentions go to Clea Duvall and Selma Blair who both could handle the role.
As said before, this could be where Sam Rockwell fits in, but if not Paul Bettany or Edward Norton would be a perfect fit.
Derek makes an appearance in Heartsick, but it’s in Sweetheart he really gets page time. Someone like Liam Hemsworth, Alex Ludwig or Jack Reynor would fit the part.
Another character that is in the background, but consistently through the series. Being someone that Susan admires and detests means she has to have a certain look. For me, that would have to be the wonderful Kat Dennings.