A Cold Dark Place
“Olsen will scare you—and you’ll love it.”
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. Then another family is butchered, and another. As Emily fits the puzzle pieces together, she makes a chilling discovery: the killer is coming after her and her daughter . . .
Praise for Gregg Olsen’s thrillers
“Grabs you by the throat.”
“OLSEN WRITES RAPID-FIRE PAGE-TURNERS.”
“FRIGHTENING . . . A NAIL-BITER.”
“A WORK OF DARK, GRIPPING SUSPENSE.”
When a powerful twister hits the little town of Cherrystone, Wash., former Seattle homicide detective Emily Kenyon checks in on the Martins: she finds their home demolished by the storm, and three of the four family members murdered by a demented killer. Suspiciously missing from the carnage is older son Nick, but is he a witness or the murderer? And Emily soon finds that her teenage daughter, Jenna, has run off with Nick in order to help him clear his name. What Emily doesn't know is that the Martin family deaths are connected to a series of murders going back two decades, and are linked to a case from her own past whose tragic outcome ultimately drove her out of the Seattle police force. Olsen does a nice job balancing past and present plots and subplots in this intricately layered story, keeping the tension taut and pages turning.
Save your money
I love Gregg Olsen’s nonfiction books, but this is trash in comparison. I cant even force myself to finish the book knowing that I paid for it. I’m not even curious to find out “who done it”. The main character is 2 dimensional at best, as if written from the perspective of a man that’s never really interacted with women.