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I love how Brian weaves current events and global issues into his stories and makes them extremely entertaining. He's also a master at twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end. If you're looking for a great detective story with characters that feel completely real, then you need to grab this book. I got frustrated every time real life butted in and I had to hit the pause button. Enjoy!
Brian Freeman Gets Better and Better
I loved this book, and it's the perfect winter comfort/thriller book. The premise hooked me in the very beginning and I had a hard time turning the book off to go to work. I love the details that Brian puts into his writing and that makes you feel like you're in the middle of the story. If you like murder mysteries, this is a great one with a bunch of twists and turns and things you anticipate, only to find out you were wrong. 100% worth the Audible credit.
Amazing Topical Mystery
I loved this book and felt it was a great story that was very topical. The story felt so realistic and truly possible and was intertwined with an ongoing detective series. Brian Freeman's books seem to get better and better.
Brian Freeman's Best So Far
I couldn't stop listening to this book! I love so much about Brian Freeman's writing, especially his ability to make you "feel" the surroundings as you're listening. He has a great talent for describing key minor details that make the scene feel real. And that's just the icing on top of a fantastic story with a ton of twists and turns that literally kept me guessing to the end. Just when I thought I figured out "whodunit," I found out shortly that I was wrong and pleasantly so. In addition, Joe Barrett is THE voice of the Stride novels now and I think his style matches the material perfectly. If you're looking for a great mystery story and a wonderful feel for the surroundings of Duluth, then this is the book for you. Highly recommended.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Can I give this 20 stars out of 5?
I was feeling tired and worn out so started to listen to this to put a smile on my face. This book did so much more than that. My heart feels lighter and David's humor has made my week. I'm going to keep this on my iPhone to listen to whenever I need a smile. 10 stars out of 5! Thank you again David for all the hundreds of laughs you've brought to my life and to leading me to adopt Maddi, the best rescue dog ever.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Many Twists and Turns
This is a great book of suspense with a number of twists that you don't see coming. While getting all the characters straight is a little challenging in the beginning, you're able to hone in to the key ones pretty quickly. If you like trying to figure out who the villain is, you'll love digging into this one.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Loved the Story
I thought this was one of the best of Brian Freeman's books. There were a number of twists and turns that I didn't see coming, and the character development was good. I also really enjoyed the continuity from the start of the book to the end. Details in the beginning turned out to be important in the end (I'm trying not to spoil anything!). This continuity made the book feel "complete" and "closed" with this particular case. I can't think of any open threads, which leaves the characters open to move on to the next case.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is a great story with a number of inter-woven plots that fit together very well. As always, David includes a ton of humor in with the mystery and the overall effect is one enjoyable experience. And there were a number of surprises in this story that I would not have expected from Andy Carpenter, even after listening to the whole series.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
This was a really fun and modern take on the horror story genre. The characters were a tad bit confusing, but the story was great. I generally had shivers and could see this as a real story. The forward by the author made that feeling even stronger. I highly recommend this to any Stephen King horror fan as the story strongly reminded me of something he would right. The story moves quickly and has fantastic sub-plots. Enjoy!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I really wanted to like this book
I debated whether to purchase this book, and decided I really wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get through half. It was just too difficult to follow through the memory loss and it was depressing to me as I get older to think about experiencing the same challenges.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful