From Publishers Weekly
In Freeman's chilling, atmospheric latest, Jonathan Stride returns from a Las Vegas stint (in Stripped
) to head the major crimes detective bureau of his former Duluth, Minn., department. When the husband of Maggie Bei, Stride's former detective partner, is murdered, Maggie becomes the prime suspect, and Stride determines to clear her. Meanwhile, Dan Erickson, an ambitious Duluth county attorney, hires Stride's lover, PI Serena Dial (who returned with Stride from Vegas), to pay off a blackmailer. Freeman slowly weaves the cases together into a labyrinthine search for a serial killer. Following the anonymous predator as well as the cops, the reader is teased by the fiend's identity and hidden motives. The stalwart, intuitive Stride digs into the case's disparate elements, including the city's sexual underworld, and a terrified Serena runs into serious trouble. 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 make this one of Freeman's stronger crime thrillers. (Feb.)
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"The final conflict on the frozen waters of a Minnesota lake is nothing short of inspired-- a perfect read for a freezing February night!" --Book Page
"Another sizzling tale overflowing with blackmail, dark secrets, revenge, and murder...grim, gritty, and explosive." --Book Loons
"Freeman catapults us into the midst of winter, with the storms and the biting cold. And that backdrop pervades the whole novel, including a frightening finale amidst a vicious storm." --ReviewingTheEvidence.com
Brian Freeman is a first-rate storyteller. STALKED
is scary, fast-paced, and refreshingly well written….Freeman has another winner. (#1 Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille
A perfect blend of psychological suspense and crime fiction. (Chicago Tribune
Chilling and heart-thumping. (Minneapolis StarTribune
Crammed with twists and studded with sex and violence; a mysterious, even mystical, sense of place; and a well-crafted set of characters. (Publishers Weekly
Perfect pacing and a haunting, engrossing mystery….another work that from beginning to end is impossible to put down. (Bookreporter.com
Freeman delivers a swift plot packed with satisfying twists. (Booklist
A striking display of skilled storytelling that will have readers surprised more than once well before the shocking ending. Highly recommended. (Library Journal