Olive Park [NOOK Book]

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***** Named one of Top 5 Mysteries for 2012 - Reader's Favorite Awards *****
***** Awarded BEST Mystery for 2012 - Global E-Book Awards *****
***** Awarded BRONZE Medal - Popular Fiction category - 2012 E-Lit Awards *****

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Olive Park

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Overview

***** Named one of Top 5 Mysteries for 2012 - Reader's Favorite Awards *****
***** Awarded BEST Mystery for 2012 - Global E-Book Awards *****
***** Awarded BRONZE Medal - Popular Fiction category - 2012 E-Lit Awards *****

A picture in a small black frame...
A knotted rope...
An abandoned carnival...

The Olive Park Murders. Some say, the most horrific unsolved case in California history.


1997 - Olive Park, California - the bodies of three children are found buried in shallow graves, brutally murdered. One of the most intensive investigations in California history fails to find any trace of the killer and the case goes cold.

15 years later - the newly formed Ongoing Investigation Division, charged with closing cold cases, is handed as its very first case – the Olive Park Murders.

Detectives Stan Wyld and Jake Steiner, together with assistant Mallory Dimante, reopen the Olive Park case and find nothing new, until their examination of the original burial site turns up one chilling piece of evidence that proves Olive Park is no longer just a cold case about three dead children.

The truth is much worse.

For the twisted killer of Olive Park has never stopped and has already chosen its next victim.

And no one will be able to protect her.

No one.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013157521
  • Publisher: C. J. Booth
  • Publication date: 7/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 306,869
  • File size: 254 KB

Meet the Author

Following his careers in radio/television and film and video production, C.J.Booth has brought detectives Stan Wyld, Jake Steiner and Mallory Dimante to life in Olive Park, his first novel and the first novel in the series involving Sacramento’s OID – Ongoing Investigation Division, the cold case division.
He lives with his wife on an island near Seattle, Washington.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Very captivating! Great read

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I wanted to read it until the end in one sitting, could barely put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    great! well thought out!

    FAST PACED...ALL NIGHT...UP LATE READ!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Good Easy Read

    The storey was overall very good, minus a few inconsistensis. Mallorys Toyota later turned into a Honda and few other details like that. Other that a quick easy read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Recommend it

    Interesting how author alternates two tales that will eventually connect. Had me guessing until the climatic ending. Would like to read more books about the Ongoing Investigation Division detectives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    this book is fantastic with a remarkable story and great charact

    this book is fantastic with a remarkable story and great characters it is every bit as good as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
    His next book hopefully will be as good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Great Read!

    This book was a very pleasant surprise. I chose it randomly and the story caught my attention from the beginning and kept moving along at a the perfect pace to keep me intrigued and curious until the very end. The characters are all very interesting and likeable which makes the story that much more exciting. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a good thriller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Diane

    I read this because the reviews were mostly positive, unfortunetly i found this book to be less enjoyable. Just felt that the storyline didnt flow very well, and the characters werent very interesting. I would not purchase another from this author.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Great Book!

    You won't want to put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Awsome

    Awsome, the best book I've read in a long time. I loved M, his love for his sister. This young man had a lot of responsiblity. Very very good book. Will look for more books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Phenomenal book!

    I hope we see more from this author in the form of a series...i became very attached to all the characters. Unbelievable suspense & fantastic storyline. The dialogue was wonderful, including some great humor...seemed to be of a seasoned author. U will enjoy every second!

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

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    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite "M" and his

    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite

    "M" and his six year old sister Jessie are taken in by their aunt Janey after their father beats their mother to death and "M" then kills their father. Aunt Janey lives in a traiter park in a rundown area near Sacramento, California, called Olive Park. When Janey works, nearby neighbor and fortune teller, Ruby Rendell, watches over "M" and Jessie. Meanwhile, the Sacramento Police Department is reinforcing its Cold Case division with detectives Stan Wyld and Jake Steiner, along with newcomer Mallory Dimante. Stan, Jake, and Mallory are checking out the brutal killings of three children, Joey, Karen and Phillip, who were tortured and then buried alive. They review closely all the evidence and the notes from this cold case of 1997 and find ties to a Rendell Carnival. Could Ruby the fortune teller be tied into this old case? She has posters of the carnival in her trailor.

    "Olive Park" is a highly suspenseful story that takes the reader back in time to unsolved child murders and then forward to present times as it also covers "M" and Jessie's lives as orphaned brother and sister recovering from terrible trauma. The characters are three-dimensional and totally believable. For instance, "M" is a wise-mouthed young teen who does not sit around and wait for things to happen and Mallory Dimante offends Stan and Jake at every turn. With heightened suspense that is developed brilliantly, the sociopathic child killer is discovered before more children turn up missing and then dead. With brilliant plot and brilliant delivery, "Olive Park" must belong at the top of reading lists everywhere.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

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    Great page-turner!

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, the characters are really well developed and well written. Great story, it kept me up later than I planned because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Only negative I can think of is that I wold have liked a little more background on the antagonist. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    A must read for mystery lovers

    Well planned plot, flows well throughout the book. Love the detectives, Stan, Jake and Mallory.
    Looking forward to next adventure of the three.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Good mystery.

    This novel has good characters, plenty of twists and turns and a very good story. Highly recommend it.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Simply put - This was a great read. The plot and characters are well thought out and developed. The author writes with a visual flair and it makes the story come alive.

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    Posted November 27, 2012

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    Posted October 5, 2011

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