A Cold Dark Place by Gregg Olsen

By Gregg Olsen

The Seeds Of Evil. . .

In a secluded farm apartment within the Pacific Northwest, a kin has been slaughtered—and a teenage son has disappeared. unmarried mom and cop, Emily Kenyon spearheads a dismal hunt for a killer. yet Emily's teenage daughter Jenna is one step sooner than her. . .

Are Planted In. . .

Jenna is aware the boy suspected of murdering his family members and desires to aid him—perhaps an excessive amount of. Then inside days of the 1st homicide, one other relations is butchered, this time in Iowa. And at the heels of this brutal slaying, one other follows in Salt Lake urban. Eerie similarities hyperlink the crime scenes. yet a good darker connection threatens to say much more sufferers. . .

A chilly darkish Place

As Emily suits the puzzle items jointly, she realizes the chance surrounding her daughter is worse than she'd imagined. Now in a determined race to avoid wasting Jenna, Emily needs to fit wits with the main crafty, diabolical killer she's confronted but in her career—a killer who's simply put her and her daughter on the best of his record. . .

Praise for Gregg Olsen's A depraved Snow. . .

"Wickedly smart! really twisted."—Lisa Gardner

"A actual grabber."—Linda Lael Miller

"An impossible to resist page-turner."—Kevin O'Brien

"A top-notch thriller."—Donna Anders

Praise for Gregg Olsen's a chilly darkish Place

"Olsen does a pleasant task balancing earlier and current plots and subplots during this intricately layered tale, protecting the stress taut and pages turning." —Publishers Weekly

"A nice mystery that grabs you by way of the throat and takes you into the darkish, frightening locations of the center and soul." —Kay Hooper

"Dark, atmospheric, riveting suspense . . . Gregg Olsen is likely one of the top. You'll sleep with the lighting fixtures on after examining Gregg Olsen's darkish, atmospheric, page-turning suspense . . . when you can sleep in any respect. Suspense that grips you from the 1st web page to the last." —Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling writer of Fear No Evil

"A beautiful mystery – a brutally darkish tale with a compelling, elaborate plot. The infrequent bonus is a heroine so real and interesting you'll instantly attach and root for her opposed to a gloomy, evil personality who's certain to scare the hell out of you." —Alex Kava, New York occasions bestselling writer of Whitewash

"A page-turner . . . Olsen brings his big wisdom of the legal brain to the fictitious level, deftly combining simply the correct mix of plot and characterization to create a piece of darkish, gripping suspense." —Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling writer of Garden of Darkness

"This gorgeous mystery is the affection baby of Thomas Harris and Laura Lippman, with the entire thrills and the sheer glued-to-the-page artistry of both." —Ken Bruen, Shamus Award-winning writer of Priest

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His complexion was the shade of milk glass again, his mouth bowed down. Marino lit a cigarette and I could tell by the expression on his face that he had made his decision about Roche, and Roche was about to know it. ‘‘I don’t know about you,’’ he said to the detective, ‘‘but one thing I discovered early on, is once you come to this joint, you never feel the same about liver. ’’ He tucked the lighter back inside his shirt pocket. ’’ He blew out smoke. ’’ Roche leaned closer to the hookah, almost burying his face in it, as if the smell of rubber and gasoline was the antidote he needed.

All right,’’ I said to them. ‘‘That’s it. ’’ ‘‘Watch out,’’ Lucy said. I shooed them out of the way and began measuring high gluten flour, yeast, a little sugar and olive oil into a large bowl. I turned the oven on low and opened a bottle of Coˆte Roˆtie, which was for the cook to sip as she began her serious work. I would serve a Chianti with the meal. ’’ I asked Marino as I chopped porcini mushrooms. ’’ Lucy asked. She was sitting on a countertop, sipping Peroni. Through the windows behind her snow streaked the gathering dark.

Barely. We’re maybe ten feet above you. ’’ ‘‘Hold a few minutes more. ’’ I tried my flashlight one last time, just in case, but it still proved useless, and I realized I would have to see this scene with my hands. Tucking the light back in my BC, I held my computer console almost against my mask. I could barely make out that my depth was almost thirty feet and I had more than half a tank of air. I began to hover in the dead man’s face, and through the murkiness could make 24 PATRICIA CORNWELL out only the vague shape of features and hair that had floated free of his hood.

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