Monday, March 28, 2022

Kindle Unlimited: Snow Creek (Book 1) Gregg Olsen

Pages: 262
Published: 11/18/2019
Author: Gregg Olsen

Footprints were scattered about like fallen leaves. She looked down into the ravine, and once more her lungs filled with fear. A body lay silent and unmoving in the bushes.

When Ruth Turner walks into the Sheriff’s office in Jefferson County’s Port Townsend claiming her sister Ida Wheaton has been missing for over a month, Detective Megan Carpenter’s instincts tell her that she needs to do more than just file a report.

Racing over to Ida’s secluded farmhouse in the hills above Snow Creek, Megan finds Ida’s teenage children alone and frightened. She can’t help but notice there’s no TV. No video games. Nothing of the outside world. Something about the Wheaton family doesn’t add up and triggers a painful childhood memory for Megan – when one day, in a flash, both her parents were gone.

Then the body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned pickup truck close to the Wheatons’ home and Megan’s convinced the cases are connected.

If she has any chance of catching the killer, Megan must first unravel the secrets of the isolated Snow Creek community. But Megan has dark secrets of her own…

Hidden in the back of her closet is a box of tapes containing every single recording of her therapy sessions over thirteen years ago. Can she finally confront the past she’s spent years trying to block out? And will reliving her own painful story help her solve the complex case unraveling in the hills above Snow Creek before another innocent life is lost?

As I was looking around on Kindle Unlimited, I saw this book. I looked at the cover (don't judge), then read the blurb and noticed this might be right up my alley of books. I was not wrong; as soon as I started, it was hard for me to put down though as the story continued, I did wonder a bit about some things. 
We are introduced to Megan, who comes from a dark past yet tries her best to bring some good to the world by catching the bad guys and stopping them as best as possible. She is a loner, and she loves it. 
When a case ends up on her lap, it isn't just a missing person case; it is more than that. Something peculiar is happening in Snow Creek on the property of those that live off the land. I was confused about the two ladies that lived near the place where the crime happened. I didn't want to spoil anything, but I scratched my head; did this happen or what? Was this needed in the story? As you read, you will probably understand. I think Megan as a character was very likable, and I enjoyed the snippets of her background and what she was running away from. I want to know about her and what she went through as it seems very interesting. The killer in Snow Creek will probably be one you didn't think about, and you need to make sure you follow the storyline to make sure you don't miss any details entirely. I had to go back in a few spots to re-read what was doing what. Overall, it is a decent book, and I am glad I found it; I plan on reading the next book as I need to know more!

Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Olsen has written ten nonfiction books, ten novels, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

The award-winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, FOX News; CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS 48 Hours, Oxygen’s Snapped, Court TV’s Crier Live, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, and A&E’s Biography.

In addition to television and radio appearances, the award-winning author has been featured in Redbook, USA Today, People, Salon magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and the New York Post.

The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington’s Secretary of State for the book’s contribution to Washington state history and culture.

Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife and Suri (a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater).