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Victim Six by [Olsen, Gregg]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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"Real narrative drive, a great setup, a gruesome crime ...As good as it gets." (Lee Child.)

Olsen is a top-notch thriller writer. (Michael Connelly.)

This many-layered mystery will keep fans of crime fiction hooked. (Publisher's Weekly.)

This is not just another serial killer book... Gregg Olsen has created the script for what could be one of the best films on the subject ever made. (The Bookseller)

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A chilling serial killer thriller from New York Times bestselling writer Gregg Olsen.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 849 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Publisher: C & R Crime (3 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005TIZ8GO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,737 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By far his best thriller so far, in my opinion. I was shouting at the pages as the police investigation weaves slowly in the wrong direction. The characters are well drawn and the bad guy is realistic and about as bad as bad can be. The suspense in the novel keeps you turning the pages. If you have not read any Olsen before, give this a try.
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Solid suspense thriller. Good, but jaded and overworked cops. Nasty villains.

A woman disappears. Runaway? Victim? Is the boyfriend really concerned or is he responsible? The cops don't know and some don't care: no evidence, no foul -- there are enough known crimes to investigate without chasing down maybes.

But the reader knows -- maybe more than we would like. There are multiple points of view: the victims, the cops, the reporter, the sadistic killer. All weaving a tapestry of loss and depravity through the currents and countryside of Washington State's Puget Sound.

The depravity is lurid, the villain a piece of sadistic **** several rungs lower than Hannibal Lector -- but Lector was a literary masterpiece, while this creep is the real thing like Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy. And like them, he gets away with it longer than he should.

As for Sheriff's detectives Kendall Stark and Josh Anderson -- like the work-a-day cops in a Dell Shannon or Ed McBain or even Joseph Wambaugh mystery -- they aren't the brightest bulbs on the marquee. They make mistakes, fail to connect the dots that the reader knows are there. But they're overworked and underpaid, and they don't know what the reader knows, so they seem to fumble, seem to not care while a serial killer stalks their turf, and the reader can only hope -- pray -- that they figure it out before another victim dies.

Gregg Olsen provides a realistic, frustrating read.

REConary: Rachel Cord, PI 'Still a Bitch': A Confidential Investigations Mystery
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I usually enjoy Gregg Olsen's books but this time I found it hard to believe this book was by the same author.

Where do I start?
Through this book, I felt like a voyeur of demeaning and brutal sex acts. Yes it was the written word but the acts were graphically detailed. If I had wanted to engage in this type of book, I wouldn't have expected to find it under the Crime and Mystery Thrillers heading that I usually search under. Sadism would have been more appropriate.

If I had wanted to read about totally inept policing I would have gone down the Keystone Kops route.

If I had wanted to know what people were wearing every day, I would have chosen a book on fashion.

And finally, if I had really wanted to read something so totally implausible, I would have looked in the children's section for a nice old fairytale. That said, I am sure most fairytales would have been more believable than this.

Gregg Olsen, you have really gone down in my estimation.
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Having read The Bone Box by this author previously, which I thought was okish rather than good due to its very short length(62 pages), I was hoping this book would be much better. I was wrong to hope!

The story started well building suspense and capturing my interest. The police, the killers and the press were introduced well like the holy trinity of crime and the scene was set..unfortunately it set like concrete! I really felt that I had read this story a hundred times before because...

If you can imagine a paint by numbers formula for writing a crime novel then this is it. All the characters, with the exception of the lead female detective were cardboard cut outs, wooden and totally uninteresting.
The actual story could be summed up by the name of the book. I doubt the cat would have struggled to work everything out before the book began!

There were some errors through out the book which confused me such as charactors speaking but there was no clue as to who they were as they weren't named.
My biggest annoyance however was the way half way through a chapter the nxt line would suddenly start with a totally different scene. I don't know if this is a littery tool authors employ but for this humble reader it was an off putting pain!

I have 1 more book by Gregg downloaded so i'll give him another go...you never know it could be a case of third time lucky!!
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I am surprised that this book was the recommended book of the day by Amazon. I'm also surprised that it has received more than one star in reviews. This book was filled with endless pages of completely unnecessary detail, not remotely connected to the story. I love good descriptive writing, but it needs to be relevant to the plot or at least serve some purpose. And this wasn't 'good' writing anyway, but quite tedious. Who cares what the wife of some random man, happens to be doing or wearing, whilst her husband is out discovering a body? He isn't mentioned again, nor is the wife, but several pages are devoted to her. Although there is a great deal of padding out, the characters aren't really developed into likeable personalities, I didn't care about any of them. The police do nothing really of any consequence towards the plot, the crime is solved not by following clues or intuition, but by a chance discovery by some other party. The 'villains' contradict themselves on the same page and are not at all plausible, especially at the end of the novel. I somehow arrived at the finish, having skipped page after page of trivia, I don't know why I bothered - the ending was way too quick and sudden for the length of the book, almost as if the writer had come to the end of his word limit. Disappointing, to say the least, and I wouldn't read this author again. Ever.
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