Envy by Gregg Olsen
(Empty Coffin)

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Two twin sisters with paranormal abilities, solving the death of an old friend, while struggling to keep their abilities hidden? Safe to say, I loved this book! I was constantly on the edge of my seat, desperate to find out who the killer was. Envy has got to be one of my favourite crime novels ever and I really think everyone should read it!
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Murder is such a dirty word…
New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with Empty Coffin, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.
Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits.  Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined. Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.
 

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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 May 9, 2015 by Crime Rant Books. 311 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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Guardian

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Reviewed by The Book Addicted Girl on Apr 06 2013

Two twin sisters with paranormal abilities, solving the death of an old friend, while struggling to keep their abilities hidden? Safe to say, I loved this book! I was constantly on the edge of my seat, desperate to find out who the killer was. Envy has got to be one of my favourite crime novels ever and I really think everyone should read it!

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Reading Lark

Above average
on Jul 17 2012

I enjoyed the fast pace for the most part, but there were some moments where I wanted things to slow down so I could linger in certain places.

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Booktopia Blog

Good
Reviewed by Booktopia on Jun 10 2011

Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins’ old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out–and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.

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Bookshelves of Doom

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Reviewed by Bookshelves of Doom on Sep 28 2011

I gave Olsen points for not glossing over the more gritty details of life or crime—unlike Grisham's Theo, the Ryan twins don't live in Pleasantville—but, at the same time, those details don't give Envy a ring of truth.

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