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|Format:||Paperback, 480 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 10 April 2006|
In Duluth, Minnesota, a young woman, Rachel Stoner, has gone missing. Cop Jonathan Stride, a sharply focused detective despite the stresses of his troubled personal life, is quick to suspect her stepfather of murder. And yet, he has his doubts. Even for a man accustomed to power, the accused seems remarkably convinced he'll go free. Could he be telling the truth? While Stride endeavours to make sense of the conflicting pieces of evidence, a young woman's body lies half-buried deep in the woods. But if it's not the body of Rachel, where is the missing girl? Is she dead, or is the terrible, unexpected fate that awaits Graeme Stoner one he does not deserve?
About the Author
Brian Freeman combines writing with a marketing career as the director of marketing and public relations at an international law firm based in Minnesota. His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals.
As Freeman shows, there's nothing like a little sex, obsession, and revenge to break the monotony. This debut is being likened to works of Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly. A Bookspan International Book of the Month selection. Freeman lives in Minnesota. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Barrett has his work cut out for him on this audiobook. The novel, spanning several years during which Duluth Police Lt. Jonathan Stride investigates the disappearance and probable murder of a promiscuous teenage girl, has an extraordinarily large number of characters. Barrett moves efficiently through a variety of voices and accents, but he's stuck with a few sexually explicit sequences that sound a bit silly, especially coming from a single narrator. His smooth reading can't hide that the novel is simply too long and its plot too convoluted. A protracted segment in Las Vegas should have stayed in Las Vegas, and a subplot involving Stride's much too impulsive marriage doesn't merely derail the action, it suggests that the hero has the emotional maturity of a teenager. Barrett manages to take some of the tin out of Freeman's uninspired teenspeak dialogue by elevating his pitch when enacting the missing girl's contemporaries with boyish croaks and girlish squeaks. Immoral may not be a thriller for the ages, but Barrett does make the most of it. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's hardcover (Reviews, July 25). (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Headline Book Publishing|
|Dimensions: ||18.0 x 11.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.25 kg)|