Thursday, August 25, 2011

YA Debut of Best Selling Thriller Writer Gregg Olsen Kept Jackie Reading All Night

Murder is such a dirty word…

New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with "Empty Coffin", a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.

Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits.  Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.

 Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.

Envy By Gregg Olsen from Sterling Publishing on Vimeo.

Jackie says:

"This is a very dark novel, as one would expect from Gregg Olsen.  What is unexpected is the fact that this is a young adult novel, the first in the Empty Coffin series.  I read it straight through--I couldn't leave the suspense and mystery--it is a VERY complex mystery.  This is a true-life inspired book related to cyber-bullying, but Olsen adds some great extras with secrets that have secrets and no small touch of paranormal involved.  It all centers around the death of Katelyn, and whether or not it is an accident or a suicide.  The twins next door, Hayley and Taylor, were once very good  friends of hers, until Katelyn became a loyal follower of cheerleader Starla. Now they  are trying to figure out what happened, spirited along by some secrets of their own.
This is truly an attention grabbing read--don't start it too late at night...or with the computer on.  Wha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!"

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