A Twisted Faith

  • by Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris
  • 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, which is 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, this is a gripping and truly unforgettable story of a man whose charisma and desire rocked an entire community.


What the Critics Say

“Olsen is a top-notch writer.” (Michael Connelly)


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Customer Reviews

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Great, fascinating story

I've listened to this time and time again. Its a story of how a community can be twisted by one man who is a plauseable devil. The effect that he has on many others, he not only destroys the life of his wife, but he nearly destroys the lives of those around him. The lesson - we must hold all those people to account, even those that say they have 'the truth'.
I was interested enough to research this case after listening to Gregg's story - so a great yarn, well told and with the right outcome eventually.
I recommend it to people who are interested in crime and the human condition.
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- Brighton Barb


It never fails to astonish me the things people will do in the name of God. And this story reminds me of that all over again. Truly intelligent people can be convinced to do things, unspeakable acts, that under normal circumstances would be beyond their nature.

This tale once again demonstrated this phenomena. It is written in such a way that you are left with a better idea of what people were thinking as they were drawn into the unbelievable. And how one man, just one person can can change, disrupt and destroy so many lives.

I found the book captivating, and would say it was definitely a listen/read true crime fans would like.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios