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Gregg Olsen's Books

A Twisted Faith by Gregg Olsen
On December 26, 1997, near the affluent community of Bainbridge Island off the coast of Seattle, 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’...
Heart of Ice by Gregg Olsen
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...
A Cold Dark Place
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. Jenna knows the boy suspected of murdering his family and wants to help him-perhaps too much. Then within days of the first murder,...
A Wicked Snow
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. 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...
Starvation Heights
In 1911, Claire and Dora Williamson traveled to Dr. Linda Hazzard's Institute of Natural Therapeutics near Seattle, Washington. There, instead of receiving medical attention, the wealthy sisters were tortured, starved, and robbed of their inheritance. Dora escaped, but Claire was not so lucky. In detail, the author recreates the shocking 1912 trial of Dr. Hazzard for the murder of...
The Deep Dark
In The Deep Dark, Gregg Olsen looks beyond the intensely suspenseful story of the fire and rescue to the wounded heart of Kellogg, a quintessential company town that has never recovered from its loss. A vivid and haunting chapter in the history of working-class America, this is one of the great rescue stories of the twentieth century.
Abandoned Prayers
This is the bizarre story of an Amishman named Eli Stutzman who leaves death at every stop. First his Amish wife, then his supposed lover, and finally his son. The ten-year-old boy, Danny, is found in a Nebraska ditch on Christmas Eve and is dubbed "Little Boy Blue" by the townspeople of Chester, NE.
If Loving You is Wrong
Mary Kay Letourneau, a grade school teacher, was a demure and beautiful blonde. She was seen as a loving presence in the classroom, her haven from a home life that was empty and cold. But a series of events led her to collapse and she was convicted of child rape for her affair with one of her students, with whom she had two children.
Confessions of an American Black Widow
Sharon Lynn Nelson was a wild, beautiful preacher's wife who couldn't get enough sex, money, or enough of her "Mountain Man" lover, Gary Adams. Nelson was so consumed by greed that she convinced Adams to kill two of her three husbands in order to cash in on their insurance policies. This is a portrait of a woman, an American black widow, who ultimately got snared in her...
Cruel Deception
This is the chilling tale of Tanya Reid, a mother so desperate for attention that she murdered one of her children and repeatedly attempted to suffocate the other. This is the first book to focus on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a disorder in which parents create fake illnesses in their children to receive attention. The story unfolds as a medical mystery with a dash of Perry Mason.
Bitter Almonds
Stella Nickell poisoned her husband with Excedrin capsules laced with cyanide. But when the coroner declared the death the result of natural causes, party girl Stella could not collect insurance money. According to the FBI, Stella then tampered with more headache capsules, killing an innocent mother of two. Those actions led to the end of two-piece capsules and more tamper-...