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A New York Times bestselling author, Gregg Olsen has written eight nonfiction books, six novels, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child. The award-winning author has been a guest on US and international and television shows discussing crime. Gregg Olsen is the author of over a dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction. He has received numerous awards and much critical acclaim for his writing. He lives in Washington State with his wife. Visit him at www.greggolsen.com.
May 2012 eBook of the Month. Interestingly for a crime thriller the story only really gets going once the killer is revealed. Then you'll be hooked on the chase to catch them. The author introduces a lot of characters in the first 100 pages but stick with it as the twisty, turny plot unfolds really well after that to a cracker of an ending.
The second novel in Gregg Olsen's riveting and edgy Young Adult Vengeance series brings back Rylee Cassidey and thrusts her into a search that could change her life . . . or end it.Rylee tracks a serial killer in Portland, Oregon doing what she does best lying, reinventing, and plotting vengeance for the victims of the brutal killer that has college students at Portland State University terrified. At the same time, she grapples with a betrayal so shocking that it sends her reeling, testing her as shes never been tested before. Is there anyone she can trust?
Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, shes flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chasewhose murder case ended her career.As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off: a disinterested mom, a suicidal pedophile, and too many questions left unanswered. When the little girls grieving father begs Nicole for help, shes drawn back into the investigationand given one shot at redemption.But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice for Kelsey and resurrecting her own life?
Master true crime writer Gregg Olsen's has been hailed by Ann Rule as "e;searing and brilliant,"e; and this collection, featuring three of his most shocking cases, shows why.Abandoned PrayersEli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect. But behind his quiet facade was a man involved with pornography, sadomasochism, and drugs. After the suspicious death of his pregnant wife, Stutzman took his preschool-age son, Danny, and hit the road on a sexual odyssey ending with his conviction for murder. But the mystery of Eli Stutzman and the fate of his son didn't end on the barren Nebraska plains. It was just beginning. . .A Twisted FaithOlsen investigates the sensational story of a minister who seduced four of his female congregants, and hatched a cold-blooded plot to murder his wife: On December 26, 1997, a house went up in flames. In it was the shy, beloved minister's wife Dawn Hacheney. When the fire was extinguished, investigators found only her charred remains. Her husband Nick was visibly devastated by the loss. What investigators failed to note, however, was that Dawn's lungs didn't contain smoke. Was she dead before the fire began?Cruel DeceptionIn and out of hospitals since birth, angelic nine-month-old Morgan Reid finally succumbed to what appeared to be Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Morgan's Texas-born mother Tanya, a nurse and devoted wife, pulled up stakes with her grieving husband Jim, and moved on. It was the best way to put the past behind them. Until their son Michael began showing signs of the same mysterious affliction that stole the life of his baby sister . . .
Three bodies, three different towns. Each victim was a sorority girl--pretty, privileged, and brutally murdered. There are no fingerprints, no clues. He is scrupulously careful, craving those exquisite seconds when the light fades from his victim's eyes. But the rush never lasts, and the killing won't stop--not until one special woman has been made to suffer. . .Praise for Gregg Olsen: 'Olsen will have you on the edge of your seat' Lee Child 'Wickedly clever... twisted' Lisa Gardner 'Olsen is a top-notch writer' Michael Connelly 'Olsen keeps the tension taut and pages turning' Publishers Weekly
The Seeds Of Evil...In a secluded farm house in the Pacific Northwest, a family has been slaughtered--and a teenage son has disappeared. Single mother and cop, Emily Kenyon spearheads a dark hunt for a killer. But Emily's teenage daughter Jenna is one step ahead of her...Are Planted In...Jenna knows the boy suspected of murdering his family and wants to help him--perhaps too much. Then within days of the first murder, another family is butchered, this time in Iowa. And on the heels of this brutal slaying, another follows in Salt Lake City. Eerie similarities link the crime scenes. But an even darker connection threatens to claim even more victims...A Cold Dark PlaceAs Emily fits the puzzle pieces together, she realizes the danger surrounding her daughter is worse than she'd imagined. Now in a desperate race to save Jenna, Emily must match wits with the most cunning, diabolical killer she's faced yet in her career--a killer who's just placed her and her daughter at the top of his list...Praise for Gregg Olsen: 'Olsen will have you on the edge of your seat' Lee Child'Wickedly clever... twisted' Lisa Gardner'Olsen is a top-notch writer' Michael Connelly'Olsen keeps the tension taut and pages turning' Publishers Weekly
Hannah Griffin was a girl when tragedy struck on her family's farm. She still remembers the flames reflected against the newly fallen snow and the bodies the police dug upone of them her mother's. It was the nation's worst murder scene in decades and the killer was never found. Two decades later Hannah is a CSI investigating a case of child abuse when the past comes hurtling back. Years of buried questions are brought to life. A killer with unfinished business is on the hunt. And an anonymous message turns Hannah's blood cold: Your Mom called...Praise for Gregg Olsen: 'Olsen will have you on the edge of your seat' Lee Child 'Wickedly clever... twisted' Lisa Gardner 'Olsen is a top-notch writer' Michael Connelly 'Olsen keeps the tension taut and pages turning' Publishers Weekly
Kitsup County forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman is well known for giving a voice to the voiceless: the corpses of people who are often victims of violent crimes. Birdy is also letting her teenage nephew Sean stay with her for a while but the family reunion is put on hold when Birdy gets a phone call from the coroner's office. An unidentified foot has been found in Banner Forest. The only clue to its owner: pink nail polish on the toenails. As Birdy teams up with homicide detective Kendall Stark to investigate, she soon discovers that people all over town are hiding secrets that can prove deadly if they are uncovered.
The first time was easy. No one ever suspected the victim had been murdered. The crime long buried, the dark passions guiding the killer's hand are still alive. But the need for revenge cannot be denied. Only one person can stop the killing. Only one person can identify the killer. Only one person knows the face of death - is as close as the face in the mirror...