"Gregg Olsen is one of the best."--Allison Brennan
"Olsen brings his vast knowledge of the criminal mind to the fictional stage."--Anne Frasier
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..
Olsen (A Cold Dark Place) deftly juggles multiple plot lines as Cherrystone, Wash., sheriff Emily Kenyon investigates the murder of a local woman while crazed serial murderer Michael Barton, on a cross-country killing spree, terrorizes comely young sorority girls. The dead woman's husband is an arrogant philanderer, but Kenyon lacks solid evidence that he was the one who disposed of his inconveniently pregnant wife in a particularly grisly manner. Meanwhile, Kenyon's ex-partner in the Seattle PD, Chris Collier, is pressuring her to make a decision concerning their ongoing romantic relationship. After one failed marriage and singlehandedly raising her daughter, Jenna, Emily is gun-shy about any kind of commitment. When Barton targets Jenna, tension builds but is diffused by Barton's overly extensive backstory, which humanizes him at the cost of the reader's attention. (Mar.)
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1 . GOOD STORY
Posted January 31, 2011 by KW , LAGRANGE, GAI like Greg Olsen's writing. This book was not as graphic as some of his work but that didn't hurt the story at all. When you have a good twisted tale Olsen knows when to use the right amount of words to make you want to turn the page. I kept turning the pages and was quite happy with the mystery of it all.
2 . Poorly written, feministic, shallow
Posted August 29, 2010 by Gort , TampaAnything gets published these days. Poor grammer, wordy, shallow descriptions, a new character introduced every 3 pages - for 100 pages into it. Point of view switches randomly from character to character to narrator; confusing. Mr. Olsen is either a feminist, a mysogenist, a metrosexual or all three. Uninteresting. I solved mystery less than 100 pages into it, obvious. Not sexy. Not gory. Not worth your time.
3 . Good Overall
Posted June 24, 2010 by Shellie B , Westminster, COThis is a fun "who done it" read! The story was entertaining and hard to put down. However, you will have to look past the terrible editing job! So may typos and edit issues it was rather frustrating. Characters would be drinking a beer and suddenly be drinking wiine, the color of a casket changed in mid-funeral, and the typos were too numerous to mention! The story however, is great!!!
4 . Can't wait to read more from this author!
Posted February 03, 2010 by Stephanie , NCThis was the first book I had read from this author. I loved it and cannot wait to read more! This book kept me guessing about the identity of the killer until the very end. I could not put it down!! A+++++
February 23, 2009
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