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A Wicked Snow

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

deep psychological suspense

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...
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 Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Read this mystery!

Great mystery! Can`t wait to read other Olsen books!

posted by tulaDM on November 16, 2011

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Great surprise

    Such a wonderful, scary book

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    A must read.

    First time read by this author. Will want to read future novels. Kept my interest throughout.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2011

    Great read!

    I am enjoying reading Gregg Olsens books. Good, exciting, fast reads!

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Geat book

    I couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

    highly recommended

    this is the first gregg olsen book that i read i will definatly become one of his fans and will read more of his books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2007

    AN EXCITING AND MESMERIZING TALE

    A WICKED SNOW ¿ an exciting and mesmerizing tale, a top-notch thriller with a tightly-woven plot that keeps the reader spellbound. It reads like a true crime novel, the people and the story seeming so incredibly real. Gregg Olsen is a gifted artist of words, an exciting story-teller. This is a ¿can¿t-put-it-down¿ riveting thriller from beginning to end. Olsen is a master of true-crime sagas, and now with his first novel he has become a master novelist. I¿m hoping Hannah Logan, CSI, reappears in his next novel. Overall it¿s a ¿thumbs up¿ must-read book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2007

    Amazingly Great Read

    I admit to being skeptical that a True Crime writer (albeit a very good one) could write decent fiction. I am happy to admit I was wrong! A Wicked Snow is one of the best suspense novels I have ever read. I didn't mean to, but I stayed up all night reading and finished the book in one sitting. One more chapter became one more chapter and before you know it I finished it. The story draws you in, hooks you and keeps you hooked until the very last page. The story of Hannah Griffin is just riveting. The story is told masterfully. Beginning with Hannah's present life, one is quickly caught up in the interesting tale of a very likable woman, who is being taunted by someone about a tragedy in her past. The past is filled in, and both collide in an edge of the seat ending. I really appreciated Mr. Olsen's ability as a True Crime writer to make the entire story ring true. So much so, that when finished, I wanted to jump online and research more of the (fictional) case of Claire Logan. Mr. Olsen really has a way with making the entire book come to life in a way most writer's can't. I anxiously await his next novel.

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