Saturday, February 16, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Fear Collector by Gregg Olsen: Review and Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the Fear Collector blog tour.  My stop includes my review along with a spotlight.  There is also an amazing giveaway that everyone must enter!!!!

Title: Fear Collector
Author: Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Pinnacle
Publication: December 24thm, 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320



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. . .

Praise for Gregg Olsen's novels




 My Review

 Fear Collector is the first book I have read by Gregg Olsen.  I have always been told to read his books, because they are fantastic.  Let me tell you one thing...they were definitely right.  This book did not disappoint me at all.  Fear Collector is well written and well thought out.  I was so enthralled with the story that I couldn't believe how much time slipped by.  I just couldn't put it down.  The world building was well crafted and set up very nicely.  I was able to picture everything going on in the story.  I felt as if I was there and I loved that about this book.  

I also loved how this book switched POVs.  Usually I don't like that if there are several, but it worked fir this book.  I don't even have words on how I felt being in the head of the serial killer.  It was very scary and unlike anything I have read before.  The great thing about switching the POVs in this story was that I got the little extra inside scoop on how the characters really felt.  I love being inside their heads experiencing everything with them. 

Fear Collector scared me to death. I Haven't been able to sleep very well since I read this book.  I constantly want to keep my lights on, because it always in the back of my head.  The chill factor was definitely there.  It continued to get even creepier throughout the story.  I couldn't put it down though.  I had to know what was going on and how it would end.

This book had so many twists and turns in it that it left me shell shocked.  I couldn't believe some of the stuff that happened.  I just found out that this was a standalone.  I wish it wasn't.  Fear Collector definitely left me wanting more. Once I started this book, I didn't want to put it down.   Gregg Olsen's writing is impeccable and it just captured my attention.  After reading this book, I definitely want to check out his other books.  This is a must read everyone!!!!

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.
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 RedbookUSA TodayPeopleSalon magazine, Seattle TimesLos 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).


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