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ISBN13: 9780786018291
ISBN10: 0786018291
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Hannah Griffin was a girl when tragedy struck on her family's farm. She still remembers the flames reflected against the newly fallen snow and the bodies the police dug up — one of them her mother's. It was the nation's worst murder scene in decades and the killer was never found...

Twenty years later Hannah is a talented CSI investigating a case of child abuse when the past comes hurtling back. Years of buried questions are brought to life. A killer with unfinished business is on the hunt. And an anonymous message turns Hannah's blood cold: Your Mom called...

Review:

"In his first novel, true crime writer Olsen (The Deep Dark) brings complex mystery and crackling authenticity to bear on a cold case police procedural. Hannah Griffin has spent most of her life trying to forget the notorious Christmas Eve house fire that claimed her family and turned up almost two dozen other bodies buried in their yard; though the case remained unsolved, Hannah's mother became, posthumously, the de facto prime suspect. Twenty years later, Hannah's a happily married mother of one, a crime scene investigator for Santa Louisa, Calif., and a lifetime away from her traumatic Oregon childhood — until a series of mysterious events indicates that her mother may still be alive. Hannah reopens the case, as well as old wounds, after enlisting the help of FBI Special Agent Jeff Bauer, the still-haunted chief officer from the original investigation. Thanks to Olsen's true-crime work, the case's particulars — both grisly and mundane — all carry genuine weight, though his characters can be cloying: Hannah's neuroses occasionally seem more dingbat than damaged, and Agent Bauer's tough-but-tender act is a familiar one. That said, Olsen's flashback narrative shines with lurid, carefully distributed details, and if it ultimately overshadows the present-day plot, his bizarre, many-layered mystery will keep fans of crime fiction hooked." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In this debut thriller, a New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction books and a recognized expert on female killers introduces Hannah Griffin, a young criminal investigator who is also the daughter of a notorious female serial killer. Original.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen has written eight 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; The 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. Readers are invited to visit his website, www.greggolsen.com.

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reeceremi, May 16, 2007 (view all comments by reeceremi)
This book was awesome and very exciting. Couldn't put it down and there has to be a next one. Loved the whole CSI input, hope Hannah continues her search.
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ErinHolland123, March 29, 2007 (view all comments by ErinHolland123)
I really enjoyed the book. It kept you guessing the whole way thru.
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Janet Schmidt, March 21, 2007 (view all comments by Janet Schmidt)
A Wicked Snow is one of the best suspense novels I have ever read. Gregg Olsen has written a wonderful book that quickly draws you in and doesn't let you go until the very end. This is an up all night page turner that I finished in one sitting. His background in True Crime makes the book ring true - it could have happened. This element adds to the enjoyment of this book. Mr. Olsen is a master of the craft of writing and I look forward to his next novel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786018291
Author:
Olsen, Gregg
Publisher:
Pinnacle Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
California
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.82x4.22x1.02 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Pinnacle Books - English 9780786018291 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his first novel, true crime writer Olsen (The Deep Dark) brings complex mystery and crackling authenticity to bear on a cold case police procedural. Hannah Griffin has spent most of her life trying to forget the notorious Christmas Eve house fire that claimed her family and turned up almost two dozen other bodies buried in their yard; though the case remained unsolved, Hannah's mother became, posthumously, the de facto prime suspect. Twenty years later, Hannah's a happily married mother of one, a crime scene investigator for Santa Louisa, Calif., and a lifetime away from her traumatic Oregon childhood — until a series of mysterious events indicates that her mother may still be alive. Hannah reopens the case, as well as old wounds, after enlisting the help of FBI Special Agent Jeff Bauer, the still-haunted chief officer from the original investigation. Thanks to Olsen's true-crime work, the case's particulars — both grisly and mundane — all carry genuine weight, though his characters can be cloying: Hannah's neuroses occasionally seem more dingbat than damaged, and Agent Bauer's tough-but-tender act is a familiar one. That said, Olsen's flashback narrative shines with lurid, carefully distributed details, and if it ultimately overshadows the present-day plot, his bizarre, many-layered mystery will keep fans of crime fiction hooked." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this debut thriller, a New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction books and a recognized expert on female killers introduces Hannah Griffin, a young criminal investigator who is also the daughter of a notorious female serial killer. Original.
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