There’s a big killer on campus. The #1 New York Times bestselling author “deftly juggles multiple plot lines” in this chilling crime thriller (Publishers Weekly).
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’s Novels
“An irresistible page-turner.”—Kevin O’Brien
“Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners.”—The Seattle Times
“Frightening . . . a nail-biter.”—Suspense Magazine
“A work of dark, gripping suspense.”—Anne Frasier
“Truly a great read.”—Mystery Scene Magazine
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.
Good read but could have been better
Mr. Olson writes a good story but giving away whodunit at the outset just ruins the story.