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Goodbye to the Dead (A Jonathan Stride Novel, 7) Hardcover – March 8, 2016
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"Goodbye to the Dead is a superior psychological thriller that adroitly weaves obsession, sex and revenge into a page-turning mystery. At the end there is the Freeman hallmark: a shocker of a plot twist that turns everything that's gone before upside down."― Open Letters Monthly
"Freeman skillfully weaves together diverse story lines, from the old murder to a sex-slavery operation, with twists that build suspense, in this fine, character-driven addition to a strong series."
―Booklist (Starred Review)
"If you're looking for a full docket, Freeman pays off in spades."―Kirkus Reviews
"This is by far the best book in this terrific series and I cannot wait to see where we go next with Stride, Serena, and Maggie."―Dru's Book Musings
"Deftly plotted seventh Jonathan Stride novel... Stride's heartfelt memories of [his deceased wife] and his reluctance to to fully commit to [his girlfriend], coupled with an in-depth look at the book's supporting characters, make this police procedural a standout."―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Readers are still discovering Brian Freeman and Jonathan Stride. One can read Goodbye to the Dead without knowing what has gone before, but be assured that you will want to clear a space on your bookshelf for the other volumes."―Bookreporter
"A twist-filled psychological suspense novel exploring the nature of good, evil, duplicity, obsession, love and the power of past decisions."
"Master storyteller Brian Freeman knocks it out of the park with his latest Jonathan Stride crime thriller. . .hugely addictive. . .This compelling police crime thriller should be on everyone's must-read list."
"This incredible author is perfect when giving clarity to both past and present. If there is a way to say 'higher' than 'highly recommended,' I wish I knew it. Because this is one of those thrillers that go above and beyond."
"[Stride is] in the compnay of Bosch, Thorne, Tennison and Skinner, some of my other favorite detectives time has not mellowed."
―Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Right up there with [Freeman's] best . . . Goodbye to the Dead is a superior psychological thriller that adroitly weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a page-turning mystery."
―Open Letters Monthly
"Goodbye to the Dead delivers page-turning surprises and action . . . another winner from an author who, 10 years later, just keeps getting better and just keeps mastering and perfecting the art of the psychological thriller."
―Duluth News Tribune
"Filled with suspense and a powerful ending, Goodbye to the Dead is a summer must-read."
―Michigan Home Magazine
About the Author
- Publisher : Quercus (March 8, 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1623659116
- ISBN-13 : 978-1623659110
- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,111,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This story (including the trial) occupies approximately 60% of the story. From there we flash forward to present time. Stride has had his affair with Maggie and is now reunited with Serena. They are working a human trafficking case in Duluth. One woman has been murdered; another is missing. In the course of this investigation evidence is recovered that is linked to the Janine Snow murder/investigation/trial. The evidence may prove to be exculpatory, but since this is a Brian Freeman novel we must remain open to the possibility of a twist or two.
The novel is rock solid. The plot, subplot and personal story plot are all integrated nicely and the time levels are mixed very smoothly. Even though there are some unattractive characteristics of one of the primary characters (Dr. Snow) we come to care about her and certainly want to learn of her guilt or innocence. The personal story plot has some additional elements now that Cat Mateo, the 17 year-old runaway who is living with Jonathan and Serena is advancing in her pregnancy. Maggie has come away from her marriage both (very) rich and unhappy. An old cop/adversary enters the picture as an adulterous lover of Dr. Snow. Bottom line: things are busy in Duluth.
This is one of the best of the Stride novels and one hopes very much that it will not be the last.
Advice: begin at the beginning and read the novels in order.
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A fast paced thriller with so many twists that all come together in the end for a brilliant surprising conclusion.
You won't put this book down until it's finished and then will be wanting more...........