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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books; First Edition edition (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786018291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786018291
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In his first novel, true crime writer Olsen (The Deep Dark) brings complex mystery and crackling authenticity to bear on a cold case police procedural. Hannah Griffin has spent most of her life trying to forget the notorious Christmas Eve house fire that claimed her family and turned up almost two dozen other bodies buried in their yard; though the case remained unsolved, Hannah's mother became, posthumously, the de facto prime suspect. Twenty years later, Hannah's a happily married mother of one, a crime scene investigator for Santa Louisa, Calif., and a lifetime away from her traumatic Oregon childhood—until a series of mysterious events indicates that her mother may still be alive. Hannah reopens the case, as well as old wounds, after enlisting the help of FBI Special Agent Jeff Bauer, the still-haunted chief officer from the original investigation. Thanks to Olsen's true-crime work, the case's particulars—both grisly and mundane—all carry genuine weight, though his characters can be cloying: Hannah's neuroses occasionally seem more dingbat than damaged, and Agent Bauer's tough-but-tender act is a familiar one. That said, Olsen's flashback narrative shines with lurid, carefully distributed details, and if it ultimately overshadows the present-day plot, his bizarre, many-layered mystery will keep fans of crime fiction hooked. (Mar.)
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Wickedly clever! ""As good as it gets. --- Lisa Gardner, New York Times Bestselling author of Hide

A WICKED SNOW is a tightly-plotted, gripping police procedural made even more terrifying by Olsen's straightforward storytelling and eye for detail. Gregg Olsen's riveting debut is an outstanding addition to the suspense genre. ---Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

More About the Author

I live in rural Washington State (about a mile as the crow flies from Starvation Heights). I've wrapped up my ninth novel -- a serial killer thriller coming out in November 2014. It's called The Girl in the Woods. I've been a guest on Dateline NBC, NPR, Good Morning America, The Early Show, FOX News; CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, Snapped, Deadly Women, William Shatner's Aftermath, and A&E's Biography.

Customer Reviews

I've read a half dozen of Gregg Olsen' s books and this one is my favorite.
Sue Wieser
The plot of the book is what drew me in from the very beginning and kept me interested.
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I was unable to put this book down and ended up reading it within a couple of days.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn from Charlotte on March 8, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It reads like a true crime story, not surprising as Gregg Olsen normally writes true crime books. Very suspenseful, was unable to put it down until I finished it. Good ending too. I highly recommend this to all who like this genre.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Rick R. Reed VINE VOICE on March 1, 2007
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True crime writer Gregg Olsen has stood out in that crowded field with meticulously researched and adeptly written accounts of crimes, criminals, and their victims. His strength in this genre, and what set him apart from his true crime peers, was his assured voice and his empathy for the people he was writing about. Good or bad, he made you care enough to loathe or love.

Now, Olsen shifts gears and sets his sights on writing suspense fiction, and if A WICKED SNOW is any indication, the shift is an unqualified success. Olsen's true crime background serves him well in getting the details right in his story of a haunted CSI (who was a childhood victim that narrowly escaped her serial-killing mother) and the challenges she faces in her work and in her life, as old nightmares seem to be being resurrected to torture her and to put her own life, and the lives of those she loves, in jeopardy.

A WICKED SNOW marks the debut of a gifted suspense writer, one with all the right tools for creating crime fiction that we care about: a strong voice, expert plotting, and the kind of attention to detail that puts you right into Olsen's world and doesn't release you until the very last page (and sometimes long after that--his writing haunts).
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By C. Smith on March 24, 2007
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Though this is Gregg's first fiction book, you'd never realize it if you were to pick it up and read it without knowing so.

Without giving away the entire plot, Hannah, devoted wife, mother & "county" (as she likes to say) investigator has been living her own personal hell since her traumatic childhood experience. Though she never has been able to live a 'normal' life, she's perhaps accomplished much more than she thought possible. Those who were there in her time of need as a child are there for her NOW, when her past comes back to reclaim her life. Also there at this time are those who are intent on making sure her nightmare never ends.

I rarely read fiction now, since discovering the true crime genre, but hope that Gregg continues with a novel every so often. It's a nice break, especially when written by someone who has the knowledge and experience to make it read like a true crime book. High 5 Gregg!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nona on March 15, 2007
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Gregg Olsen understands the hearts and minds of the truly wicked. For his previous True Crime books, he has researched some horrific crimes, the people who committed them, the victims and the families involved. In A WICKED SNOW, his first novel, Olsen uses the knowledge he has gleaned over the years to bring his fictional characters to life. There are plenty of twists and turns to make this a wickedly delicious read.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By B. Jones on March 9, 2007
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I'm a Civil War writer, monologues and research. That said, I'll add that in the type of writing I do, accuracy is paramount. If you make "little errors," you'll find that no one is hiring you any more, and the specialty journals don't wanna' hear from you. Not so with Gregg Olsen. He's without a doubt one of the finest, most accurate, most interesting writers I've encountered in many years. First rate characterizations, well done descriptions of the area he's writing about, interesting dialogue (that's the hardest to do!), and in summary, keep' 'em coming, Gregg! We live in the Pacific Northwest on a mountaintop tucked under the Canadian border. Your descriptions of the area are right on.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on March 6, 2007
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My first of Gregg Olsen's work, but it wont be the last. I got this book yesterday afternoon and couldnt put it down. You get completely involved with the characters and there is absolutely no predictability. Very suspenseful and intriguing. This is a must read for anyone who loves suspense thrillers.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Adella Harding on March 13, 2007
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Author Gregg Olsen has a way with words in his thriller that focuses on the daughter of a shadowy, but clever, serial killer. His descriptions of the characters and the locations are top notch, and he has the details down on crime investigations. Hannah Griffin became a crime scene investigator even as she buried her terrifying childhood memories, but now someone is reviving them, and there are more deaths. Griffin pushes herself to find the answers, and she gets help from a retired judge and the FBI agent who originally investigated the horrors. Meanwhile, Griffin's cop husband supports her efforts and takes care of their daughter.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on March 10, 2007
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When Hannah was a young girl, she watched the inferno destroy her family barn with the pure virgin snow making quite an eerie panoramic backdrop to the yellow orange. When the blaze was finally put out and the area cooled enough to investigate, the police find numerous corpses including that of Hannah's mother whose pink halo in the snow will be inside Hannah forever The arsonist-murderer was never caught and eventually the case went as cold as the wintry night that it occurred on.

Her mother's homicide was the impetus that led to Hannah becoming a crime scene investigator though she has never worked on trying to uncover who the killer is. Now two decades later in Southern California, Hannah is married to Ethan Griffin and raising their daughter Amber together as she hides what happened that fatal day from even her loved ones. Her current assignment involves a child abuse case when a message from the grave reaches out to her forcing Hannah to begin an investigation before history repeats itself with her and perhaps even Amber being the target.

The vivid use of contrasting colors provides a powerful background to a deep psychological suspense investigative thriller. The story line is action-packed as the audience wonders whether the heroine has gone over the edge after receiving the dramatic note of "Your mom called" when she had buried that day deep inside her mind. Gregg Olsen writes a terrific tense thriller that grips the audience once Hannah realizes she must become the predator before the culprit targets her loved ones to get at her.

Harriet Klausner
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