I gave up. After seeing all the glowing reviews and reading the hype and what this book was supposed to be about...not to mention reading the sample, I eagerly bought the book and dove in, only to be soon confused and bored to tears. Greg Olsen writes about true crime....but you won't find one real moment in A Wicked Snow. Characters as flat as the Nebraska Plains, forced similes, and a story that ends before it begins. I never give up on books....but I couldn't...I simply could not force myself to continue. Life is too short and there are too many other books.