Welcome to the Fear Collector Blog Tour hosted by Jean @ Book Nerd. Don’t forget to visit all of the tour stops on this thrilling book tour. Trust me when I say that this is one book you will definitely not be able to put down. Gregg will capture you on page one and never let you come up for air!
Praise for Gregg Olsen’s novels
“WICKEDLY CLEVER! TWISTED.” –Lisa Gardner
“OLSEN WRITES RAPID-FIRE PAGE-TURNERS.” –The Seattle Times
“GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT.” –Kay Hooper
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. . .
Oh my goodness this is one thrilling read. Gregg Olsen definitely knows how to captivate his readers and keep them entranced in the world he creates. In Fear Collector, Olsen introduces you to Grace Alexander, a detective that puts all that she is into her investigations. Grace’s family is no stranger to missing persons cases. Tricia’s case weighs heavy on her mind at all ties due to her mother’s need to drill Grace about the man (Ted Bundy) that she believes is responsible for the crime. With the start of a new and extremely disturbing investigation dealing with more missing girl Grace can’t help but think of Tricia.
From the moment I started reading Fear Collector I didn’t want to put the book down for a second. That feeling never left me throughout the 500+ page novel. There are layers upon layers of thrilling story lines giving you more insight into each of the characters. Grace’s family history is by far the most intriguing in my opinion. She’s such a strong woman that really brings her passion and emotion front and center every step of the way. When Sissy O’Hare (Grace and Tricia’s mother) was introduced I wasn’t sure what to think of her exactly. Part of me wanted to throttle her for treating Grace the way she did. Let me clarify a little…the loss of Tricia hit Sissy VERY hard. I don’t think she meant to come of as intense as she did but there was purpose behind the insanity. Sissy created flashcards to drill Grace with about Ted Bundy. The point was to educate her daughter about the man responsible Tricia’s disappearance and possible murder. I totally get that but I can’t help but think “poor Grace.”As Sissy would say, “the devil is always in the details.”
The ending! All I’ll say about the ending is I DIDN’T SEE IT COMING! Kuddos to Olsen for the extreme shock value for this one. Every time I thought I knew who did it I was wrong. Finally I just stopped trying to figure it out. I think that was my best move because the twists just kept on coming.
Olsen is a brilliant storyteller that has crafted what I have to say is definitely the most heart pounding, draw dropping thriller I have ever read. Fear Collector totally sold me on all things Gregg Olsen. I love mysteries and thrillers so this is a jackpot author discovery. I would highly recommend Fear Collector to readers that enjoy mysteries, suspense, thrillers, novels with characters and story lines that come to life, and true crime readers too. I know this isn’t true crime but it’s just that damn good people. Words cannot express just how freaking brilliant Gregg’s work is.
My Favorite Quote
”What is Ted Bundy’s favorite novel?”
She didn’t flip it over to see the answer. It was emblazoned on her brain.
“Treasure Island,” she said softly, as though she didn’t want anyone
to hear. (127-128)
About the Author
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).