Heart of Ice

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Overview

Gregg Olsen is one of the best.—Allison Brennan

"Olsen brings his vast knowledge of the criminal mind to the fictional stage."—Anne Frasier

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 ...

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Overview

Gregg Olsen is one of the best.—Allison Brennan

"Olsen brings his vast knowledge of the criminal mind to the fictional stage."—Anne Frasier

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. . .

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Olsen (A Cold Dark Place) deftly juggles multiple plot lines as Cherrystone, Wash., sheriff Emily Kenyon investigates the murder of a local woman while crazed serial murderer Michael Barton, on a cross-country killing spree, terrorizes comely young sorority girls. The dead woman's husband is an arrogant philanderer, but Kenyon lacks solid evidence that he was the one who disposed of his inconveniently pregnant wife in a particularly grisly manner. Meanwhile, Kenyon's ex-partner in the Seattle PD, Chris Collier, is pressuring her to make a decision concerning their ongoing romantic relationship. After one failed marriage and singlehandedly raising her daughter, Jenna, Emily is gun-shy about any kind of commitment. When Barton targets Jenna, tension builds but is diffused by Barton's overly extensive backstory, which humanizes him at the cost of the reader's attention. (Mar.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786018314
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 559,098
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregg Olsen

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen is the author of ten books. As a journalist and true crime author, Olsen has received numerous awards and much critical acclaim for his writing. He's also been a guest on Good Morning, America; CBS Early Show; Entertainment Tonight; CNN; Fox News; 48 Hours; and other national and international TV programs. The Seattle native lives in rural Washington State with his wife and twin daughters. He's now at work on his next thriller.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    Good Read

    Olsen has a good writing style, fast paced read and interesting twists. I will be reading more from him.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Great read!

    This is my first book by this author and I'm planning to look for more. Very well written book of intrigue and suspense. Throughout the book, I changed my mind several times about who the 'bad guy' was. Well done.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2010

    Loved It!

    This is the first book I have read by Mr. Olsen and it won't be the last. Fast paced, with twists and turns, I could not put it down. Excellent! --K--

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2009

    A Realistic Novel

    Once again Gregg shows us how the "bad guy" isn't 100% bad and that you can't spot him in the crowd because he's dressed in black and looks evil. It makes me wonder just how many of the people I come in contact with every day have the potential to do something horrific; and they seem so nice and normal and trustworthy. I love the way Gregg ties reality into his novels! Keep up the good work!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    This is the first time I've read this author

    Fast,sharp,and super creepy thrilling.

    (I gave this to my daughter after I finished it)

    Can't wait for the next book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2009

    Great Reading

    Easy to follow storyline and characters. Really enjoyed reading this book. Have one more of his and will be watching for new ones.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommend if you like crime stories!

    Love this author, great writing style, can't wait to start a new book and always sad when I am done because I enjoy the read! I have read four of his novels and I haven't been disappointed. This one had two plots (crime) a couple of other as well and he handled them very well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    Spirit

    Keeps you on your toes, No way to see all the twists and turns that you go on, very violent and graphic and not for the faint of heart, good book,,,,,,,,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2011

    Good thriller

    I've read a fair number of true crime books by Ann Rule and others, and someone suggested this author to me. While this book is fiction, it reads similar to a true crime type of storyline.

    There are several plots to follow in this book, and the author handles it well. The central plot revolves around a pregnant wife who is murdered, stuffed into a sleeping bag, and tossed into a semi-frozen lake. Her husband, Mitch Crawford, is the immediate suspect, but other "bad guys" begin to make appearances.

    I won't give the story away, but there are some interesting twists in the story line. For instance, the daughter of the head investigator gets (unknowingly) involved in the case.

    I found the book hard to put down, and I look forward to reading more by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2011

    Recommend!

    Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2009

    Gregg Olsen makes Stephen King look like Walt Disney

    Mr Olsen's book kept me riveted from page one to the end, where upon I immediately ordered the rest of his works creative artistry. The story twists and turns like a body swinging from the gallows. His charcter development makes the feelings of the players almost palatable to the reader. This is a TRUELY terrifying book honestly deserves to be in the HORROR category!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2009

    Heart of Ice

    This is the second book I have read by Gregg Olsen. I am instantly pulled into the story line, and I can't seem to put the book down. His books are suspenseful, characters are described well, story line is easy to follow. I just love the way he writes overall, and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, suspense, thrillers, and murder and mayhem.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

    great read!

    i haven't finished yet, but this is one of those novels you don't want to end!! i'm savoring every word. who is gregg olson?!?!?? now i must devour all his novels...!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2009

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    intriguing police procedural

    Cherrystone, Washington sheriff Emily Kenyon investigates the murder of nine month pregnant Mandy Crawford whose husband Mitch, owner of a large car dealership, is her prime suspect. However, though she believes he killed his wife starting with her visit to the Crawford home just after he used bleach to clean their house, she lacks concrete evidence.<BR/><BR/>At the same time Mandy investigates the homicide; two men cause her extreme stress. First her former partner in the Seattle Police Department Chris Collier wants to marry her, but she has fears of commitment having failed at marriage once before; besides she worries about the impact a husband would have on her daughter Jenna. Serial killer Michael Barton is murdering sorority girls as he makes a cross country trip; his current target is Jenna.<BR/><BR/>HEART OF ICE is an intriguing police procedural mainly due to Michael whose history will fascinate the audience and bring him some empathy. He refreshes the typical serial killer theme, but also knowing him so well he makes him see less of a devil and more of a pathetic out of control human. Mandy is a terrific lead character worried about her daughter¿s safety as Chris¿ pressure becomes insignificant. Fans will enjoy the return to A COLD DARK PLACE.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    &star Map,rules, ranks &star

    Res1.....map
    Res2.....nursery
    Res3.....camp
    Res4and up......dens/forest
    Rules......no godmodding, no mating in public, no rankmodding. Leader.....Sunsetstar Deputy......standby

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Heart of ice

    Great read. Compelling, even paced, interesting characters. One flaw, too many murders and not very flattering comments toward the sororities and fraternities. It made me wonder if all they do is drink, sex, and party, or is it just the author idea to make the story more interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Liked

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2011

    Tiring & Repetitive

    Easy to scan paragraphs & pages due to the redundancy. And with a sheriff as dense as Emily, I was hoping her deputy would just lock her in a closet and solve the crime. This book was over 480 pages; could've been told in about 250.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2011

    Great Book!

    Keeps ya reading!

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    Great suspense thriller-read it into the night!

    This is the second Nookbook I have read by Gregg Olsen in the past two weeks. I am now a fan and will look for other exciting suspense-filled novels by this great writer. He is definitely one of my favorite authors now along with James Patterson and Lisa Gardner. Five stars for this great thriller.

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