A heart-pounding novel of unspeakable crimes and unforgivable sins from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Rain.
Homicide detective Nicole Foster has finally balanced an unsteady life and is anxious for a second chance. There’s no better place to start over than at the beginning—back at her childhood home on the Washington coast, where’s she raising her niece and keeping an eye on her increasingly fragile father. But Nicole’s past is never truly behind her—not when a disturbing new case stirs dark memories of the haunting investigation that shattered her career.
In the middle of the hottest August in a century, a toddler is found dead inside a parked car. Her father says he forgot her. It’s an unthinkable crime. And for Nicole, it’s made all the more unbearable by her own suffocating secrets—those shared by an old rival who has reappeared from the shadows and is pushing Nicole to the edge once again.
Now, wherever the truth lies, solving this case and avenging an unforgivable death is the most important move in Nicole’s career. But to see it through to the end, how far is she willing to go? And what is she prepared to risk this time?
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, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written nine nonfiction books, nine 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).
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Kaela K. says
I went to my first funeral as a baby. That’s all I can tell you.
Many years ago
Becky Richardson says
I went to my dad’s funeral back in 1988.
Ellen Stafford says
When I was 18. I went to a friend’s funeral 🙁
kim hansen says
Marcy Meyer says
One of my grandfathers passed away when I was only 4 or 5 years old, but I don’t think I went to the funeral. I have no memory of it, if I did. The first funeral that I can remember was my other grandfather, who passed when I was 13.
Nancy Jones says
Elizabeth Robinson says
I was about 15 years old.
Kathy Fleming says
I went to my first funeral at age 10. My skinny cousin, Rhonda, faked passing out for attention.
Rita Wray says
A long time ago.
Linda Kish says
I was in my twenties when I went to my first funeral.
When I was 17 and my grandmother died.
Linda Moffitt says
I don’t remember I believe it would have been when I was a child pre-teen age
Mary Songer says
Horribly enough, my first funeral was my Mom’s.
Deb Peleltier says
I think when my old uncle died, I was a teenager. My sister ,a friend Val and I were in the back roll, trying not to giggle . The priest kept saying the wrong name Bob , my uncle’s name was Chalie.
Deb Pelletier says
Yes , when I was a teenager. The priest kept saying the wrong name ,Bob, my uncle’s name was Charlie. We tried not to giggle.
marisela zuniga says
i was around 17 or 18 when i went to my first funeral
When I was 12
shelly peterson says
I was probably about 23 when I went to my first funeral that I can remember.
Karley Moore says
My father was killed when I was 6 years old. That is the first funeral I remember.
when i was a toddler.
Dianne Casey says
The first funeral I remember going to was when I was in grade school and my uncle passed away. My parents took us to the funeral mass, but not to the wake.
Gwendolyn Jordan says
When I was 13 to my great uncle’s funeral
As a little girl.
Beth T. says
I went to my first funeral when I was in grade school. Many, many funerals since then.
Debbie P says
This sounds like a really interesting read.
Debbie P says
My dad’s 10 years ago.
Kate F. says
I went to my grandfather’s funeral when I was 15 months old.
My first time going to a funeral was when I was 2 years old. I vaguely remember it.
The first funeral that I specifically remember going to was when one of my classmate’s died in 5th grade due to Leukemia.
Abigail Gibson says
I remember as a child going to my great uncle’s funeral.
Deanne Patterson says
I was in my thirties when I went to my first funeral. Sad!
Ellen Levickis says
I have been attending funerals since an infant. I have a huge family, both sides.
James Coyne says
My first one was in 2001
Julie Waldron says
In 1981, I was 11. It was for my mom’s uncle.
Wendy B Starnes says
The earliest funeral I can remember was my cousin, Sammy, when I was like 12yrs old.
I can’t remember if it was my grandfather or my grandmother’s brother or his wife. 🙁