A taut, atmospheric and gripping thriller with on-going detective character Jonathan Stride working a murder case that's very close to home...
Brian Freeman won the International Thriller Writers' Best Hardcover Novel Award 2013 for SPILLED BLOOD.
Lieutenant Jonnny Stride knows his partner Maggie is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. Maggie's obviously hiding a terrible secret, but she isn't the only one. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a trail of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message. With his ex-cop girlfriend Serena, Stride uncovers a sordid web of violence and voyeurism someone is determined to keep secret. As they hunt for a killer, a predator with a vicious past is hunting them. Every step they take is bringing them closer to a showdown, amid howling winds and blinding snow - where survival is measured in seconds... and crimes can be buried for ever.
STALKED is scary, fast-paced, and refreshingly well written. The characters are... sharply drawn... Freeman has another winner. A really great read - Nelson DeMille
A strong narrative crammed with twists and studded with sex and violence; a mysterious, even mystical, sense of place; and a well-crafted set of characters and relationships - Publishers Weekly
[STALKED] should be on the to-read list of anyone who enjoys novels by authors like Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, and Jeff Abbott - a perfect blend of psychological suspense and crime fiction - Chicago Tribune