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The Burying Place by Brian Freeman

The Burying Place (2009)

by Brian Freeman

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This was another good book in the Jonathan Stride series. It held my attention all the way through but I did feel it was a little long. Sometimes with mystery/thrillers, I feel as though the author tries too hard to blow our socks off and the book/story suffers some - this is a fine line for me and came so close to being crossed in this book.

When Marcus is woke at 1am he finds that his daughter, Callie, is missing. And the search begins.

So many irons in the fire, lies uncovered and truths to be told that just when you think the author is going left, he turns right but that's what we all love isn't it? Twists.

I'm sure the book can be read as a stand alone novel but there's a lot of backstory in this one that you wouldn't know about if you hadn't read the previous books in this series. Not to mention, if you're a freak like me and it's series, it must be read in order. There is no other way. I would never, could never just pick book 5 in a series and read it as a stand alone. Nope. ( )
  Sharn | Aug 24, 2016 |
A bit of a dramatic book, relationships are in focus and big decisions are made. ( )
  kerbytejas | Mar 25, 2016 |
His books get harder and harder to put down. ( )
  SkiKatt68 | Feb 26, 2016 |
A serial killer is terrorizing the country side in a small town north of Duluth, MN. Jonathon Stride, erstwhile investigator with the Duluth police, is nearby recovering from a nearly-fatal ending of book 4. A friend asks him to investigate not these murders, but the disappearance of her 11 month old niece who was home alone with her ambivalent surgeon dad at the time.

Typical with Freeman books, there is a lot of misdirection. Clues all seem to implicate the surgeon, who, as a total asshole, gets little sympathy from anyone. Meanwhile, Stride's detective girlfriend, Serena, is also helping with the case while Stride's deputy, Maggie, latches onto the serial killer investigation. Evidence in both cases are not quite adding up, mostly because the principals in the investigation are all being evasive or dishonest. Ultimately, the cases converge with an unlikely character at the center.

Meanwhile, the relationship between Stride and Serena is strained, mostly from the psychological trauma Stride is coming to terms with. When he has liaison with Maggie, however, the breaking point is reached. Serena moves out at the end, but not so far away as to miss the next book. ( )
  JeffV | Sep 19, 2015 |
Another great entry in the series. Never saw the ending coming, which I like in a mystery novel. I'm very glad the next Stride installment is coming out soon. ( )
  MichaelKelberer | Aug 21, 2013 |
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In the quiet town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a baby vanishes from her bedroom in an opulent lakeside home. Was she abducted, or does her father have a terrible secret to hide? That same night, a young policewoman gets lost in the fog and stumbles into the middle of a horrific crime. Now a sadistic killer wants her to play his deadly game.… (more)

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