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Gregg Olsen - Author

About the Author

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.

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The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2018

Boy She Left Behind

Boy She Left Behind

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2017

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?

The Sound of Rain

The Sound of Rain

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2016

Sound of Rain

Sound of Rain

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2016

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?

Just Try To Stop Me

Just Try To Stop Me

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2016

True Crime Collection

True Crime Collection

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

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 . . .

A Cold Dark Place, A

A Cold Dark Place, A

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

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

Cold Dark Place

Cold Dark Place

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

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

Wicked Snow

Wicked Snow

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

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

The Girl in the Woods

The Girl in the Woods

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

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.

Closer Than Blood

Closer Than Blood

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2013

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...

The Fear Collector a gripping thriller from the master of the genre

The Fear Collector a gripping thriller from the master of the genre

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2013

'Olsen will have you on the edge of your seat' Lee ChildFor two women, Ted Bundy, America's most notorious serial killer is the ultimate obsession. One is a cop whose sister may have been one of Bundy's victims. The other is a deranged groupie who corresponded with Bundy in prison - and raised her son to finish what he started. To charm and seduce innocent girls. To kidnap and brutalize more women than any serial killer in history. And to lure one obsessed cop into a trap as sick and demented as Bundy himself...Praise for Gregg Olsen: 'Wickedly clever... twisted' Lisa Gardner'Olsen is a top-notch writer' Michael Connelly'Olsen keeps the tension taut and pages turning' Publishes Weekly

Starvation Heights

Starvation Heights

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, came to a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary "e;fasting treatment"e; of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was supposed to be a holiday for the two sisters. But within a month of arriving at what the locals called Starvation Heights, the women were emaciated shadows of their former selves, waiting for death. They were not the first victims of Linda Hazzard, a quack doctor of extraordinary evil and greed who would stop at nothing short of murder to achieve her ambitions. As their jewelry disappeared and forged bank drafts began transferring their wealth to Hazzard's accounts, Dora Williamson sent a last desperate plea to a friend in Australia, begging her to save them from the brutal treatments and lonely isolation of Starvation Heights.In this true story-a haunting saga of medical murder set in an era of steamships and gaslights-Gregg Olsen reveals one of the most unusual and disturbing criminal cases in American history.

Betrayal

Betrayal

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2012

When foreign exchange student Olivia Grant is stabbed to death at a party, the accusations fly through Port Gamble faster than Twitter trending. Fingers point at party host Brianna, who found the body, and her dim-witted boyfriend, Drew. But there had also been a monster blowout between Olivia and her roommate earlier that night. Someone certainly had an ax to grind. Was it: JEALOUSY? RAGE? BETRAYAL OF THE ULTIMATE KIND? Twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan set out upon a twisted path to find out exactly what happened only to discover a tangled web of shocking secrets about all of them. Inspired by the Amanda Knox case, Betrayal is the gritty second volume in the bone-chilling Empty Coffin series that takes you to the edge and pushes you right over.

Bone Box

Bone Box

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2012

They call it the Bone Box. A collection of old cases, solved and unsolved, that continue to haunt forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman. None is more disturbing than the first. After two decades, Birdy still remembers the screaming. The blood on the boy's hands. The body of a girl, butchered in the woods. Birdy's testimony helped put her cousin behind bars. Now, twenty years later, she wants to reopen the box. Reexamine the evidence. And rekindle her fears that a killer walked free - and is closer than ever.

Bone Box

Bone Box

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2012

"e;Olsen will scare you--and you'll love it."e; —Lee Child"e;Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners."e; —Seattle Times "e;Olsen deftly juggles multiple plot lines."e; —Publishers WeeklyThey call it the Bone Box. A collection of old cases, solved and unsolved, that continue to haunt forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman. None is more disturbing than the first. After two decades, Birdy still remembers the screaming. The blood on the boy's hands. The body of a girl, butchered in the woods. Birdy's testimony helped put her cousin behind bars. Now, twenty years later, she wants to reopen the box. Reexamine the evidence. And rekindle her fears that a killer walked free--and is closer than ever.';The fifth Waterman and Stark thriller from the very talented Gregg Olsen . . . it's truly a great read.' —Mystery Scene Magazine

Victim Six

Victim Six

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2011

The bodies are found in towns and cities around Puget Sound. The young women who are the victims had nothing in common...except the agony of their final moments. But somebody carefully chose them to stalk, capture, and torture-a depraved killer whose cunning is matched only by the depth of his bloodlust. But the dying has only just begun. And the next victim will be the most shocking of all.

Heart Of Ice

Heart Of Ice

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2010

Three bodies, three different towns. Each victim was a sorority girl-pretty, privileged, and brutally murdered. There are no fingerprints, no clues.

Wicked Snow, A

Wicked Snow, A

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2010

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 up-one of them her mother's.

Cold Dark Place, A

Cold Dark Place, A

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2010

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.

Cruel Deception

Cruel Deception

Author: Gregg Olsen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2007

In 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, a boy who by all accounts was terrified of his mother, began showing signs of the same affliction that stole the life of his baby sister...First, the suspicion: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. Then, Tanya was charged and convicted with felony child abuse of her son. She was later tried and ultimately convicted for first degree murder of Morgan. It would become a landmark trial that unfolded in a series of reversals and bizarre twists of fate as it gradually revealed another side of Tanya Reid--of her own troubling childhood and the dark secrets that drove a woman to the cruelest deception of all...Gregg Olsen tells the whole shocking story of this true crime in Cruel Deception.

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