A Dark Cold Place by Gregg Olsen

A Cold Dark Place A Cold Dark Place by Gregg Olsen

On of three Novel Ladies June Books of the Month

Paperback: 400 pages – Publisher: Pinnacle (April 1, 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0786018305 – ISBN-13: 978-0786018307

Back of the Book reads:

The Seeds of Evil…

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…

Are Planted In…

Jenna knows the boy suspected of murdering his family and wants to help him – perhaps too much. Then another family is butchered, this time in Iowa. And on the heels of this brutal slaying, another follows in Salt Lake City. Eeri similarities link the crime scenes. But an even darker connection threatens to claim even more victims…

A Cold Dark Place.

As Emily fits the puzzle pieces together, she realizes the danger surrounding her daughter is worse than she’d imagined. Now in a desperate race to save Jenna, Emily must match wits with the most cunning, diabolical killer she’s faced yet in her career – a killer who’s just placed her and her daughter on the top of his list…

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25-Jun-08 to 30-Jun-08

Review: Wicked! A terrific ‘what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks!’

A terrific thriller with lots of suspense. A page turner right to the end. I found the ending a little too fast, but it didn’t take anything from the book.

I did have a hard time with Emily. I didn’t get the feel I should have, her being Jenna’s mother, an ex-wife, and a detective. She almost seemed robotic to me, like the author wrote her that way because that was what – I felt no personality at all. I could understand the animosity between her and her ex-husband, David (I’d have liked to give the man a kick in the rear myself), and there should have been more background on what ‘went on’ between Emily and Christopher. I felt the latter a little out of place.

I truly believed Nick when he ‘told’ Jenna what happened, and totally didn’t see what was coming – not in a hundred miles did I see that coming. A definite side-swipe that keeps you turning to page so you can find out the answer to the ‘what the hell’s going on?’ question that pops into your head.

I really liked the mix between the old and new cases – it gave the story more character. A true page-turner with lots of suspense. An excellent read!



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