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The Night Bird (Frost Easton Mystery Book 1) by [Freeman, Brian]
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From the Editor

We all have fears, and in many cases this is a healthy thing. A fear of snakes may save you from a nasty bite. Fear of heights will keep you from getting too close to the edge of a cliff. In my case, fear of clowns has spared me from the weight-gaining hazards of (name of fast-food chain redacted).

Conversely, fears can be destructive. Ralph Waldo Emerson is often quoted as saying, “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” Being brave in the face of insurmountable odds, facing my deepest fears with courage and strength, is my ultimate life goal.

Fear can not only make us scared but also take us prisoner, keeping us from that big beautiful life that we know is just out of our reach. What if we didn’t have to be afraid? What if we could be brave for those precious five minutes longer and become the hero of our own stories?

In The Night Bird, Detective Frost Easton investigates a series of disturbing cases in which the victims have been literally scared to death. The only link these women shared was that they each underwent a special therapy to rewrite their memories so they could forget their deepest fears. Of course rewriting the past all sounds well and good, but if you could amend your memories, how could you ever be sure the right things were changed?

The mystery of The Night Bird is mind-bending, and the detective is authentic, but the questions author Brian Freeman asks are downright scary and forced me to take a deeper look at what I would do in the face of fear that can actually kill.

- Jacque Ben-Zekry, Editor

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“Freeman’s command of pace and plot is assured, his prose artfully layered with the sinister and serene. This one will keep you guessing, but read it with the lights on.” Publishers Weekly

“Freeman once again shows a slick knack for creating just enough tension without relying too heavily on gore—just the right amount of nastiness that will not scare away more-genteel thriller readers.” Booklist

"Freeman’s latest psychological thriller is sure to seize readers and not let go… Gripping, intense and thoughtful, The Night Bird is a must-read."RT Book Reviews,Top Pick

" intriguing psychological mystery introducing Detective Frost Easton investigating a case about women who appear to have been frightened to death. Boo!"—Carole E. Barrowman, Star Tribune

"Freeman keeps the tension high."—Mary Ann Grossman, St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Freeman’s considerable writing chops are once again on full display here in this police procedural/thriller with an inventive and twisting mystery that is a compelling read from beginning to end... You may think you have the entire mystery figured out… but you almost certainly will be wrong."Bookreporter

"The story line hooked me right away."Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick

"Freeman has a winner with The Night Bird…a real page-turner of a psychological thriller that will remain vividly in the memory bank for a long time to come."Mystery Maven

"A genuine page-turner."The Saturday Reader

"[The Night Bird] is definitely a psychological thriller that reads like a dark crime story, and is definitely worth checking out if you like thrillers."Suspense Magazine

"Creepy, terrifying, and provocative... The Night Bird is a very unique mystery that combines high-tech horror with police procedure." Gumshoe Review

About the Author

Brian Freeman is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride and Cab Bolton series. His works have been sold in forty-six countries and translated into twenty languages. His book Spilled Blood was named Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards, and The Burying Place was a finalist for the same honor. His debut thriller, Immoral, won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for Best First Novel. It was also chosen as International Book of the Month by book clubs around the world. His novels Season of Fear and The Bone House were both finalists for the Audie Award in the thriller/suspense category.

Brian lives in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia. For more information on the author and his work, visit

Product details

  • File Size: 3195 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1503941892
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (February 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01HT765Q4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,701 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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