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Victim Six

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The bodies are found in towns and cities around Puget Sound. The young women who are the victims had nothing in common...except the agony of their final moments. But somebody carefully chose them to stalk, capture, and torture—a depraved killer whose cunning is matched only by the depth of his bloodlust. But the dying has only just begun. And next victim will be the most s...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Pinnacle (first published 2010)
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The bodies are found in towns and cities around Puget Sound. The young women who are the victims had nothing in common...except the agony of their final moments. But somebody carefully chose them to stalk, capture, and tortured depraved killer whose cunning is matched only by the depth of his bloodlust. But the dying has only just begun. And the next victim will be the most shocking of all…

One of the very first things that attracted me to Gregg Olsen’s Victim Six book was undoubtedly the jacket...more
Started May 30th, 2013.
Not too bad, but at least one glaring mistake in the storyline: the reporter agrees early on that her phone can be tapped for recording the calls by the police - without approval of her editor and without telling him. That is not followed up and given the setup it would have helped and solved the case much earlier.
Ending not too convincing, was mostly what I expected early on.
Could have been a bit tighter, sometimes the side-roles where too long explained in the text.
This is one of those murder/mysteries that stays with you. I'm not talking about being so incredibly good but rather it was in the disturbing sense. While I've come to expect some amount of horror while reading murder myseries I was not expecting the graphic nature or deviant behavior that was described. Not one of Mr. Olsen's better novels.
Jul 27, 2011 Carla added it
This author gets bogged down in too many insignificant details which makes the first half slow going. The book is about the distortion of love and intimate abuse. The plot is good but the reader knows who the murderer is basically from the beginning.
Grainne Connaire
There wasn't really much mystery to this book. It seemed to be pretty much about the shock factor more than anything else. The main charachters weren't at all likeable and much of the detail and people included at times were unnexcesary and confusing.
I very rarely give five stars to books on here because its listed as "it was amazing" and usually i list the book for what i think it was "good" or "really good". Well, this book definitely deserved 5 stars!!

The writing is amazing, I must admit though when i first started reading i was a little confused because it would switch point of views from the characters and it threw me off but i got used to it once i realized what was going on. And now that i've finished i loved that it was written that...more
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Gregg Olsen takes the reader to the small town of Puget Sound where the residences learn that a serial killer can happen even in the smallest town's backyards.

It starts with a missing Mexican women who they think has simple run away, then a prostitute who they everyone thinks just up and left he child, but once their bodies are being discovered, brutally raped and tortured the detectives of Puget Sound have a feeling. Nothing links theses women together, other than the their time in the Killers...more
What a page-turner! Wow, I started reading this late last night and couldn't put it down until 3 am, and by then I was freaked out and couldn't even sleep. ha! Gregg Olsen did it again. He wrote a book filled with characters I liked and a plot that kept me scrambling for more. It was like a glimpse into the mind of a mad man, and a glimpse into the minds of the victims and the detectives. A great book I will be recommending to everyone who enjoys crime and mystery stories.
Daniel Lassiter
I like most of Mr. Olsen's fiction works and I will give them a fair unbias five stars the only thing I didn't like, but won't remove a star for, is when he decided to make it known who the killer was. Why he did this is beyond me...hopefully Mr. Olsen will read this and maybe help me understand this tactic. All I know is that in the end, I can't wait for Mr. Olsen's next book WOO!
Marianne Stehr
Excellent read. Very indepth characters a good story, certainly worth reading another great one from one of my favorite authors...although do I get an award for finding the typo on page 406!!!!!
This was an awesome book. It grabs you from the beginning and keeps you til the end. I love the way that Greagg Olsen talks about his characters and how they are all victims.
I just started this book yesterday and am almost on page 100 it is very much a page turner hate to put it down...
Honestly this read more like misogynist snuff porn than a crime thriller. I was disappointed.
This book is too creepy and twisted for me. Unfortunately I bought it for my nook :(
A very good thriller read!!!
Stephen Clynes
Victim Six is a regular serial killer crime thriller novel. It is set in America and follows the work of 2 police officers and 1 journalist on the chase of the killer. They have to identify the killer and find him before another victim is found. This book is an entertaining read and is one of the better crime thrillers at the bookstore. The story develops the moods of a diverse character set and it is a very modern and up to date tale. This novel is a good mix of forensics, police procedure, sma...more
This being the second book I have read by Gregg Olson, I have to say he did not disappoint. Set in a "nothing exciting happens town" in western Washington, Detectives Kendall Stark and Josh Anderson start investigating women gone missing. What starts out as one missing woman turns into a fear of a serial killer in their own backyard. Time passes between each victim and as their bodies start turning up, family members feel the police are not doing enough to find the killer. But what else can you...more
Kathleen Hagen
Victim Six, by Gregg Olsen, b, narrated by Terry Rose, produced by Books in Motion, downloaded from

This is a police procedural which is also about a serial killer. And yes, I’m tired of those, especially where you get to know all the time what the perpetrator is thinking and you get to see him interact in his creepy way. But it’s still a good mystery. Kendall, (a woman) and Josh are the detectives assigned to find the killer. The first victim isn’t immediately classified as a victim...more
Mark Muckerman
A decent read-and-leave book. Entertaining, but not worth recommending. The descriptive writing and imagery is okay, but as an actual thriller or crime it's only average. Some efforts at character development, but where the development of Josh is integral to the plot line, the backstory on Kendall and her son has no relevance. Additionally (and sadly), like so many current works in this genre, the "wrap up" is too brief, too clean, and too simple: after an entire book of hunting an elusive prey,...more
Casey Ols
WOW!! Unbelievably good book. I have never heard of Gregg Olsen before but I am satified with his writting. His mind works in ways most wouldn't or couldn't even dream of. It took me awhile to find the time to sit and read but in the end it was worth it. Lots of characters throughout the entire book but very easy to remember because he continued to mention them throughout. If you are not a sick and twisted individual that doesn't like messed up stories this is not for you. Olsen describes things...more
In brief, this is a good serial killer crime story with a strong start as far as characterisation of the lead investigators, but felt that tailed off as the book progressed. I liked the female lead and was amused by her colleague but was disappointed that their development kind of hit a brick wall. The plot was fairly straightforward and didn't really throw any curved balls, especially as the killer is identified early on. Some of the violence and details are pretty graphic with a lot of sexual...more
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Gregg Olson’s VICTIM SIX is about a serial killer and his wife, who assists him. I am not giving anything away because the author reveals this to the reader early on. He describes some horrific crimes. Two deputies from the sheriff’s office try to find the killer, known as the Kinsap Cutter, and the FBI also gets involved. Olson never does mention an FBI agent, which seems strange. All of the victims are kidnapped and one would think the FBI would have more than a cursory involvement. There are...more
Mar 13, 2014 Valerie marked it as couldnt-finish
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This book might be OK but the narrator on the audiobook was just atrocious. Could not listen to another minute.
Very sluggish until about page 150, and then it was so good I just read it all in one sitting. Reason for that was because one had to fly through the massive quantity of chaff and fluff to get to the "good" stuff.

Well-written and well-organized but, towards the end, the material was screaming that the modus operandi was that of Karla and Bernardo Homolka (Canadian serial killers). When the author named someone "Bernardo," that clinched it for me.

Also, it seemed that the resolution (and ending)...more
It was really difficult to review this book. Parts of it were really good but it was way too long. It really dragged in the middle. The biggest issue I had was the lack of detecting the police detectives did, it seemed like they sat back and worried about the situtation but never put together a task force, didn't compare the evidence. As the reader, you know who the killer is pretty quickly and who victim six is ultimately going to be. Some of the characters were well done but a few, not so much...more
Wow, Gregg Olsen has a sick, twisted, warped and creepy mind. Therefore...five stars it is! I'll definitely be reading more of his work.

The narrator's voice for this audiobook was also creepy, so it matched perfectly with this book. The gruesome details of the murderer's actions may have permanently left a disgusted look on my face, and I may never go outside alone in the dark to take my dog to go potty. Anyone know where I can get a good deal on potty pads?

And as if the story alone wasn't thri...more
Violent, Dark, Twisted and Creepy, and that is just the last page. You know who the bad guy is from almost the beginning so it is a little frustrating watching the police slowly put the pieces together. There is only one major character I was sympathetic towards and one that I down right hated, and he wasn't ever the murderer, he was just obnoxious. There rest I was indifferent too. The rest of the book provides the details that make the epilogue have such an impact and the book would have had a...more
Gripping terrifying page turner.
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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 bestselling author, Olsen has written seven nonfiction books, three novels, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

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