A Twisted Faith by Gregg Olsen
A Minister's Obsession and the Murder That Destroyed a Church

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New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen investigates the sensational  story of a minister who seduced four of his female congregants, and hatched a cold-blooded plot to murder his wife.

On December 26, 1997, near the affluent community of Bainbridge Island off the coast of Seattle, a house went up in flames. In it was the shy, beloved minister's wife Dawn Hacheney. When the fire was extinguished, investigators found only her charred remains. Her husband Nick was visibly devastated by the loss. What investigators failed to note, however, was that Dawn's lungs didn't contain smoke. Was she dead before the fire began?

So begins this true crime story that's unlike any other. It investigates Nick Hacheney, a philandering minister who had been carrying on with several women in the months before and just after his wife's death. He would be convicted for the murder five years to the day after the crime.

From one of the foremost names in true crime, Twisted Faith is a gripping and truly unforgettable story of a man whose charisma and desire rocked an entire community.


About Gregg Olsen

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Gregg Olsen (born March 5, 1959, in Seattle, Washington) is a New York Times and a USA Today bestselling author of eight nonfiction books and six novels, most of which are crime-related. His novels include: A wicked Snow; A Cold Dark Place; Betrayal; and Fear Collector. His nonfiction books include: The Deep Dark (2005), about the 1972 Sunshine mine fire in Kellogg, Idaho; Bitter Almonds, the story of Stella Nickell; and A Twisted Faith, (2010) about a philandering minister who killed his wife.
Published March 30, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 317 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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(One woman was ostracized for allowing her children to view an Ace Ventura movie.) Yet not only did Nick evade suspicion for nearly four years after Dawn’s death—she was given an overdose of Benadryl and the house was set on fire—he also juggled relationships with no fewer than four parishioners,...

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On Washington State's Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle, the fundamentalist Christ Community Church employed youth pastor Nick Hacheney, a charismatic if not attractive young man who'd grown up in the area.

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He twisted their faith in God so that they believed God wanted them to serve as a sexual release for this bereaved man who had so tragically lost his wife.

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