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About the Author

Gregg Olsen (born March 5, 1959, in Seattle, Washington) is a New York Times and a USA Today bestselling author of numerour novels most of which are crime-related. His novels include: A Wicked Snow; A Cold Dark Place; Betrayal; and Fear Collector. His nonfiction books include: The Deep Dark (2005), mostrar mais about the 1972 Sunshine mine fire in Kellogg, Idaho; Bitter Almonds, the story of Stella Nickell; and A Twisted Faith, (2010) about a philandering minister who killed his wife, and True Shocking Story (2014). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Gregg Olsen

A Wicked Snow (2007) — Autor — 344 exemplares
Victim Six (2010) 295 exemplares
Envy (2011) 282 exemplares
A Cold Dark Place (2008) 240 exemplares
Lying Next to Me (2019) 238 exemplares
The Last Thing She Ever Did (2018) 204 exemplares
Closer Than Blood (2011) 172 exemplares
The Girl in the Woods (2014) 172 exemplares
Heart of Ice (2009) 160 exemplares
The Sound of Rain (2016) 147 exemplares
A Twisted Faith (2010) 135 exemplares
The Hive (2021) — Autor — 127 exemplares
Cruel Deception (2007) 120 exemplares
Fear Collector (1601) 101 exemplares
If Loving You is Wrong (1999) 98 exemplares
Bitter Almonds (1993) 93 exemplares
The Deep Dark (2005) 87 exemplares
The Weight of Silence (2018) 83 exemplares
Now That She's Gone (2015) 74 exemplares
The Bone Box (2012) 71 exemplares
Betrayal (2012) 61 exemplares
Shocking True Story (2013) 56 exemplares
Just Try To Stop Me (2016) 40 exemplares
I Know Where You Live (2022) 36 exemplares
Bitch on Wheels (2010) 36 exemplares
The Girl on the Run (2014) 30 exemplares
American Black Widow (2023) 21 exemplares
Unnatural Causes: Notorious USA (2014) 8 exemplares
Taken in the Night (2011) 6 exemplares
Girls on Film (2014) 5 exemplares
The Boy She Left Behind (2017) 4 exemplares
The Crime of My Life 2 exemplares
The Amish Schoolhouse Murders (2014) 2 exemplares
The Bone Box 1 exemplar
Jestli to řekneš... (2022) 1 exemplar
Äitimme oli sarjamurhaaja (2022) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1959-03-05
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Olalla, Washington, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
Ocupações
writer
novelist
Relações
Jack Olsen (father)

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I live in rural Washington State (about a mile as the crow flies from Starvation Heights). I've been a guest on Dateline NBC, NPR, Good Morning America, The Early Show, FOX News; CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, Snapped, Deadly Women, William Shatner's Aftermath, and A&E's Biography. [adapted from Amazon.com, retrieved 6/26/2013]

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mb22 | 16 outras críticas | May 11, 2024 |
Victim Six is a riveting page-turner (although quite graphic) that I couldn't put down. When several women disappear and bodies start turning up, Detective Kendall Stark and Josh Anderson realize there's a serial killer at work in the small county of Kitsap, Oregon. Soon, a reporter, Serenity Hutchins, is drawn into the game when the killer calls her with details of the crimes. Instead of using the tips to aid the police, she indifferently uses the information to pursue her career, but there's a price to pay. In this book, the author creates such an evil pair of monsters that I will look over my shoulder from now on. And the end! OMG! I didn't see that coming. This book is not for the faint-hearted.… (mais)
 
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PaulaGalvan | 11 outras críticas | Apr 25, 2024 |
Brutal, shocking, gripping. I listened to the audio version all through the night. It was so disturbing that I couldn’t sleep for the remainder of the night.
 
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nitrolpost | 54 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |
I am so torn about my feelings for this book. On the one hand, I normally really like true crime. On the other, apparently, I don’t like the crime so much as the crime investigation. “If You Tell” is packed solid with depravity and suffering. It’s quite literally a tour through not one but two deaths by neglect and abuse ala Sylvia Likens.

The subtitled “unbreakable sisterhood bond” doesn’t resonate, which is why I’m dropping my review of the book to four stars. From my vantage, there was nothing but secrecy. The sisters appear to have looked on while their parents heaped abuses on family and strangers-in-need to the exclusion of all else. No judgement, but if there was any hope or comradery in this situation, the author didn’t demonstrate it other than between Nikki and Shane (their cousin).

I can’t imagine what living in this household must have been like, and my heart goes out to the survivors. That they appear to have cobbled together a semblance of normalcy after what they endured is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, though I really think the book would’ve benefited from a shift in focus every now and again.

The author’s note indicates that one of the reasons he wrote the book is because the case got so little focus in the media, and for some reason the sisters wanted their story told. I can’t imagine wanting to make these details public given that they didn’t even speak to each other about what happened, according to the book, until the youngest of the three was fourteen and the other two were already out of the house, but it isn’t for me to guess at their reasons. As the story goes—what the author chose to include and exclude—the focus is abuse. Cruelty. It isn’t a book I walked away from understanding anyone’s motivations, and I miss a redemptive quality. After all the tragedy, the book ends on an even lower note. I wouldn’t have guessed that was possible.

… (mais)
 
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bfrisch | 54 outras críticas | Mar 3, 2024 |

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Obras
79
Also by
2
Membros
6,186
Popularidade
#3,974
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
313
ISBN
262
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
7

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