Thursday, May 29, 2008


Title: A cold dark place

Author: Gregg Olsen

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-7860-1830-7

Series or stand-alone: #1 in new series

Setting: Cherrystone and Seattle, Washington

1st Sentence:

4 P.M., Nineteen years ago
Women with transparent vinyl purses that exposed the shredded remains of coin wrappers stood in line.


The book begins with the conviction of Dylan "Dash" Walker for the murder of 2 co-eds. Fast forward to present day where Emily Kenyon is a detective in Cherrystone and single mom to 17-year-old Jenna. In a twister, Jenna's friend Nick's family dies. But it's murder. Jenna goes on the run with him to prove that he didn't do it.

This book has a lot of characters to keep track of as well as multiple time jumps but it was a great thriller and I'll be reading the next in the series with a more mature Jenna titled HEART OF ICE.

In a separate note I want to say that my heart goes out to the residents of nearby Dunkerton, Parkersburg and New Hartford. On Sunday, May 25th we had a wedge tornado more than 1/2 a mile wide and catergorized as an EF5 rip through our neck of the woods and parts of these towns were just destroyed. You can see video here and here and a slide show of just some of the destruction in Parkersburg here. Several tornadoes touched down at the airport which is only about 7-10 miles from my house driving distance which was close enough to have me cowering in my basement with my dog. But these folks took an unimaginable hard hit and have a massive job ahead of them.

My thoughts are with them all.

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