So, really, what do the critics say? When it comes to Gregg Olsen’s latest, Heart of Ice, it turns out some pretty nice things.
Here's the verdict:
Joe Hartlaub over at Bookreporter.com posted a detailed review of the the new novel: Olsen does not pull punches with his descriptions, and the villains of his pieces are the stuff of walking and waking, nightmares. Those who walk among us as serial killers did not spring into being from whole cloth, and Olsen, whose research on such topics is matched by few, brings a believability to his subject that rings and resonates long after you’ve finished reading.
Rick R. Reed, book columnist for Dark Scribe, wrote: Olsen offers something a lot of crime thrillers can’t: a unique background view into the very real world of crime…and that makes his novels ring true and accurate, lifting readers (or perhaps lowering them) into a nightmare world that’s as frighteningly common as today’s headlines.
J. Kaye Oldner, who tirelessly and thoughtfully blogs about books almost every single day had this, in part, to say about Heart of Ice: Olsen has a rare gift of adding strong multiple sub-plots to the story without confusing the reader. Each adds a new twisted addition to a tightly woven tale. Without a doubt, he is one of the best writers in this genre.