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The Burying Place: A high-suspense thriller with terrifying twists

Brian Freeman

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A dark and suspenseful thriller from the author of THIEF RIVER FALLS, IMMORAL and SPILLED BLOOD

A child is missing. Three women have been taken. Time is running out for them all.

The stunning, clever and unputdownable fifth thriller in the Jonathan Stride series by Brian Freeman, winner of the International Thriller Writers' Best Hardcover Novel Award 2013 and author of Thief River Falls and The Voice Inside. The Burying Place will enthral fans of Michael Connelly and James Oswald.

'Raised from the merely formulaic by Freeman's emotional literacy, sense of place and an uncanny ability to wrong-foot the reader and produce a wholly unexpected ending. The Burying Place is far more than the sum of its parts' Guardian

In the quiet town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a baby vanishes from her bedroom in an opulent lakeside home. It looks like an abduction, but Lieutenant Jonathan Stride suspects that her father has a great deal to hide.

That same night, a young policewoman stumbles into the middle of a horrific crime in an encounter which will bring a sadistic killer right into the heart of her already complicated life. Meanwhile, deep in the woods, a small and shallow grave conceals a secret that Stride and his team must unearth before time runs out...

What readers are saying about The Burying Place:

'Wow. A real thrill ride with lots of twists and turns. One of the best books I have read all year'

'The author keeps us guessing until the very end'

'Yet another treasure from an author who is quickly becoming a huge favourite of mine. Well rounded characters, a great plot and an all-round fantastic read'

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Praise for The Burying Place: A high-suspense thriller with terrifying twists

  • 'Wow! No wonder the best writers around, such as Michael Connolly and James Lee Burke, love Brian Freeman's addictive and intelligent thrillers. The Burying Place, with its darkly nightmarish title, is right up there with his best' - Hobart Mercury, Australia

  • 'Freeman is an excellent writer and as brilliant as Harlan Coben at psychological suspense' - Daily Mail

  • 'Raised from the merely formulaic by Freeman's emotional literacy, sense of place and an uncanny ability to wrong-foot the reader and produce a wholly unexpected ending, The Burying Place is far more than the sum of its parts' - Guardian

  • 'A writer who is firmly in control of his craft... Freeman's particular skill is in the establishment of an atmosphere of menace, conjured to perfection here' - Barry Forshaw, The Good Book Guide

  • 'Addictive and intelligent... The Burying Place, with its darkly nightmarish title, is right up there with [Freeman's] best' - Hobart Mercury, Australia

  • 'High tension and terrifying twists that put Freeman up there with Harlan Coben in the psychological crime stratosphere' - Daily Mail

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Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is a renowned US thriller writer. Working in marketing before beginning to write full-time, he has now written five novels in a popular series, with Spilled Blood being his second standalone.

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