Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Burying Place

The Burying Place
by Brian Freeman

A police detective fighting psychological demons; a mother facing her worst fear and a street cop who makes a risky decision; combine to make a perfect storm in this thriller. Jonathan Stride, and his lover, Serena Dial, are staying at his Minnesota cabin while he recovers from a near fatal fall off a bridge. He will soon go back to his job with the Duluth Police Department. A week before Stride is due back to work, Denise Sheridan, a deputy sheriff, asks Stride and Dial to investigate a kidnapping. Sheridan can't investigate the case because the child is her eleven-month-old niece. Callie disappeared from her crib the night before. The only adult in the house was her father, Dr Marcus Glenn who becomes the prime suspect. Maggie Bei, Stride's partner in Duluth, is keeping Stride in the loop about an ongoing investigation involving the disappearance of four women. The most recent victim was found by rookie cop, Kasey Kennedy, who made a risky decision in an attempt to save the woman. This is the fifth book in a series that keeps getting better and better; with characters that are all too human. Freeman says, "My goal is to write books with haunting characters and a lightning-fast pace." He has met his goal. Each night, I promised myself that I would read one chapter and go to sleep. I couldn't do it. I had to read the next chapter. The characters stay with me long after the books end. Stride, Dial and Bei have to make hard choices that impact their lives throughout the series. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of John Sandford, the works of Elizabeth Gunn, or the works of K.J. Erickson.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[ Burying Place page on the official Brian Freeman web site ]

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