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Publisher Comments:

Murder is such a dirty word…

New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with EMPTY COFFIN, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.

Crime lives — and dies — in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen — and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits. Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out — and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.

Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.

Review:

"Kicking off the Empty Coffin series, true crime writer Olsen (Closer Than Blood) makes his YA debut with a paranormally tinged thriller that doesn't read like it was written with a teenage audience in mind. In the wake of 15-year-old Katelyn Berkley's mysterious death, everyone in the small town of Port Gamble, Wash., is looking for answers, though the consensus is suicide. Unconvinced and anxious to learn the truth, teenage twin sisters Hayley and Taylor Ryan investigate, using both knowledge gleaned from their true crime writer father (who gets more than his share of attention) and their own psychic abilities. As they unravel the details that led to their friend's demise, they encounter uncomfortable revelations regarding people they've known all their lives. Meanwhile, a nosy journalist is digging deep into the Ryans' tragic past. While Olsen writes with authority, drawing inspiration from actual headlines and crimes, he does so at a distance, removed from any real connection to the characters. The result is a stark, emotionless narrative, a cynical rumination on the nature of evil and man's darkness. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Gregg Olsen is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author whose books have sold over one million copies. Olsen's books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has been interviewed on various TV programs. For more info, see: greggolsen.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402789571
Author:
Olsen, Gregg
Publisher:
Splinter
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
HISTORY - Hist General TRD PB
Subject:
BG-CLASSIC EDITIONS - BG-LEATHER EDITIONS
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Empty Coffin
Publication Date:
20120605
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kicking off the Empty Coffin series, true crime writer Olsen (Closer Than Blood) makes his YA debut with a paranormally tinged thriller that doesn't read like it was written with a teenage audience in mind. In the wake of 15-year-old Katelyn Berkley's mysterious death, everyone in the small town of Port Gamble, Wash., is looking for answers, though the consensus is suicide. Unconvinced and anxious to learn the truth, teenage twin sisters Hayley and Taylor Ryan investigate, using both knowledge gleaned from their true crime writer father (who gets more than his share of attention) and their own psychic abilities. As they unravel the details that led to their friend's demise, they encounter uncomfortable revelations regarding people they've known all their lives. Meanwhile, a nosy journalist is digging deep into the Ryans' tragic past. While Olsen writes with authority, drawing inspiration from actual headlines and crimes, he does so at a distance, removed from any real connection to the characters. The result is a stark, emotionless narrative, a cynical rumination on the nature of evil and man's darkness. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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