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Shocking True Story
     

Shocking True Story

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by Gregg Olsen
 

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Kevin Ryan is a writer in the much-maligned genre of true crime who desperately needs a devious, over-the-top story for the subject of his next book. How else can he keep his wife Valerie's roots dyed and keep himself from handing out taco samples at the local supermarket?

When Kevin isn't Googling himself or spot checking his books' stock at stores around the

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Kevin Ryan is a writer in the much-maligned genre of true crime who desperately needs a devious, over-the-top story for the subject of his next book. How else can he keep his wife Valerie's roots dyed and keep himself from handing out taco samples at the local supermarket?

When Kevin isn't Googling himself or spot checking his books' stock at stores around the country or online, he's bringing the hazards (ie, criminals and other crazies) of his job home to wife Val and twin daughters Taylor and Hayley. Kevin is on the hunt for the big one, the story that could break him out of the mid-list and onto the bestseller lists. And then there's a knock at the door--a story finds him...

A distraught 20-year old Jett Carter shows up at the Ryan house because her mother and sister are imprisoned-perhaps if Kevin writes their story and reveals the truth, he might help exonerate them. The Carters' tale is the perfect white-trash-attempted-murder-love-triangle that Kevin's editor will love and his fans will devour. He begins to write "Love You to Death." Then on a beautiful summer day, the wheels of homicide are set in motion and Kevin's own story begins to eclipse the crime he is chronicling. When his #1 fan is murdered and another body turns up, the Ryans' life in Port Gamble and all that Kevin holds dear is in jeopardy. Somewhere in "Love You to Death" and within the "bunch of low rent losers" he's interviewing is the killer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781489502797
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/17/2013
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
408,808
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Shocking True Story 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book hooked me from the beginning! Usually I'm good at figuring out plot twists before they happen, but this one kept me on my toes. The ending was unexpected and (for lack of a better word) shocking! I'll definitely be reading more from this author.
NaPuaO73 More than 1 year ago
I love how Gregg Olsen masterly weaves 2 stories into one keep you on the edge of your seat great read! I really felt for Kevin in this one and just when I think I have figured out what character in the book I despise I get further in the story and I am totally wrong! I just LOVE how unpredictable the story is and how completely engaging this book is. With each turn of the page [mine is iPhone so flick of the screen] I am further and further involved, in fact at one point I literally screamed 'Oh NO Kevin NO!' no spoilers here so I won't tell you what part that was at unless you want to message me then I will tell you. You can't go wrong with this NYTBS and it is only $0.99 a STEAL if you ask me!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. Once i started i could't put it down. Will be reading more from this author.
CrimeFanatic More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, funny, and scary at the same time. Good read.  A little unexpected. But I enjoyed it very much. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fun read! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Gregg Olsen's true crime and fiction, but this is, as they say, a horse of a different color. He pulls it off. The story is told by a character I suspect is Olsen's doppelganger, "Kevin Ryan." It is fascinating to wonder how much of the details are about Olsen himself. All in all, a good mystery, intriguing telling, and very likeable narrator.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable mystery thriller. Recommended. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jumped around alot had to go back t o figure out who the characters were too many of them but a good read over 600 pages i wish you were able to know how many pages were in every nook book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, fun read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many pages don't track in order. A few too many twists tho. Had a feeling early on who was the murderer.
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Interesting twists and turns. A good read.
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SailorJan More than 1 year ago
Good read. Lits of twists & turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me from page one to the end  and I wasn't sure how much was fiction or how much was true. I really liked the guessing game and the inside baseball of crime writing that the author showed. Surprise ending. 
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I stopped reading this book and I never do that. 600 plus pages is way to long for this story and it did not hold my interest. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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