February 15, 2013

Fear Collector Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Fear Collector
Author: Gregg Olsen
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: December 24, 2012
Publisher: Pinnacle Books



Ted Bundy. America's most notorious serial killer. For two women, he is the ultimate obsession. One is a cop whose sister may have been one of Bundy's victims. The other is a deranged groupie who corresponded with Bundy in prison--and raised her son to finish what Bundy started. To charm and seduce innocent girls. To kidnap and brutalize more women than any serial killer in history. And to lure one obsessed cop into a trap as sick and demented as Bundy himself. . .

Fear Collector is a truly gripping thriller that had me turning pages as fast as I could. The plot was fast paced and the multiple story lines were effortlessly woven together to form an interconnected web of fear and mystery. The writing style was smooth and detailed, clearly showing Olsen's talent as a seasoned writer. The characters were each unique and held my interest raptly in each of their stories throughout the novel. I thought the way that each layer of the various character's tales were mixed together showed a level of attention not found easily in fiction these days. The story itself was supremely twisted and dark, following several different character's obsession with the serial killer Ted Bundy. The fact that Bundy was a real killer and the setting was consistent with his hunting grounds - only added  to the fear that settled in my stomach as I read each page. This is a purely haunting thriller that will sink it's claws in you from the very first paragraph and won't let you go until you've read the last word. It's definitely the kind of story that stays with you in that nagging, creepy way in the back of your mind when you're alone in the dark of night. This definitely shouldn't be missed by fans of Olsen's other novels or for true fans of thrillers.

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 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written eight nonfiction books, eight novels, a novella, 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 Dateline NBC, William Shatner's Aftermath, Deadly Women on Investigation Discovery, 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, he 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. His Young Adult novel, Envy, was the official selection of Washington for the National Book Festival. 

Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, twin daughters, three chickens, Milo (an obedience school dropout cocker spaniel) and Suri (a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater).

Website: http://www.greggolsen.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreggOlsenAuthor
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Gregg_olsen
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15035.Gregg_Olsen


a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment: