Hannah Griffin has a dark secret. She is the daughter of one of the
most notorious female serial killer in American history, Claire Logan.
Claire Logan is also famous for pulling off the perfect disappearing
act. She has spent years trying to build a new life with her husband
and daughter until one day she gets a box with the shoes of her dead
brothers and a phone message with the words: “Your mother called”.
Her world starts to fall apart as news of the only one convicted for
the crimes wants to speak with her and she is reunited with Special
Agent Bauer, the agent who worked the case all those years ago. Together
they try to find out if Claire is still alive and if so, bring her
A WICKED SNOW is Greg Olsen’s first suspense fiction novel but
he is by no means a new author. He is a New Times Bestselling Author
and has written numerous critically acclaimed True Crime books. But
can a true crime author write a compelling thrilling novel with well-drawn
characters, realistic details and page-turning suspense without making
it feel like it’s just a fictionalized true crime account?
In Greg Olsen’s case, I say most definitely yes. His style blends
solid story telling with true crime attention to details. I felt tempted
to see if Claire Logan and her crimes were real because the story
felt so real. Hannah Griffin and Agent Jeff Bauer are very believable
and as the story progresses, each develops in realistic ways to the
stresses of the case.
The only issue I had was the flashback sequence that revealed the
original crime and the players was a little long so when the reader
returns to present day, I had almost forgotten where they were and
what they were doing there.
But this novel is a very solid work; even more impressive is that
it is a debut. He has made the transition from true crime to fiction
effortlessly. This is a credit to his skill as an author and I look
forward to his next book.
ABOUT THE REVIEWER
Kevin Einarson is the publisher of Spinetingler Magazine. His short
fiction has appeared in Mouth
Full of Bullets, Flashing in the Gutters and Spinetingler.
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