Turn to Stone (Jonathan Stride Series Novella)

Turn to Stone (Jonathan Stride Series Novella)

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by Brian Freeman
     
 

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Driving home to Minnesota one night after a long road trip, Duluth detective Jonathan Stride stops by the small Wisconsin town where his mother is buried to pay a visit to her grave. As he walks through the cemetery, a local sheriff’s car pulls up and an officer steps out, pulls out his gun, and takes his own life before Stride even has time to react.

Overview

Driving home to Minnesota one night after a long road trip, Duluth detective Jonathan Stride stops by the small Wisconsin town where his mother is buried to pay a visit to her grave. As he walks through the cemetery, a local sheriff’s car pulls up and an officer steps out, pulls out his gun, and takes his own life before Stride even has time to react.

After giving his statement to the police, Stride is asked to unofficially investigate the reason behind the suicide by the officer’s young widow—a woman who several years earlier had become famous as the survivor of a horrific kidnapping—and to clear out of town as soon as possible by the sheriff, who is up for reelection.

Against his better instincts, Stride becomes enmeshed in a gruesome and suspenseful search for a local killer who knows things no one alive should know—and who may kill again to keep it that way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623659066
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Series:
Jonathan Stride Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
24,136
File size:
610 KB

Meet the Author

Brian Freeman is an internationally bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages.

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Turn to Stone 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compelling and Intriguing — Freeman’s Best Effort Yet…! I started this book at 8 in the morning…and couldn’t put it down until I’d finished it late that night…!  I HAD to know how it ended…!  Brian Freeman weaves the perfect tale of intrigue, giving a tight, well-plotted, fast-paced thriller that will leave the reader guessing right up until the very end. Jonathan Stride, a Duluth police detective, is returning home from a business trip to Green Bay.  Enroute, he makes a short detour to the small town of Shawano, Wisconsin to visit his mother’s grave.  While standing in the cemetery during a dark wintry night, he is suddenly the witness to a shocking act of violence.  When the local authorities arrive and begin their investigation, Stride finds himself in the middle of a mystery with roots that go far deeper than even he could ever imagine. This novella is the perfect introduction to Freeman’s Jonathan Stride series…you don’t have to have read any of his other works to thoroughly enjoy this book.  Freeman is a true master at giving the reader just enough detail of the characters’ backstories—but not so much that you feel like you’ve heard it all before.  But after reading this, you’ll definitely want to catch up on the other books in the series…Immoral, Stripped, Stalked, In the Dark, The Burying Place, and The Cold Nowhere…
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading the book I could not put it down. I can't wait till Jonathan comes out with the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this, not an over-powering "Got to have more" type, but was good enough to look up the author to see if he had written any more books. Discovered he has actually written quite a few. Am going to try the second in this series "The Cold Nowhere" , if good will try some of his others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! This was a very good suspense thriller! Very good plot and characters! I really enjoyed reading this! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((Res 1)) "Snowclan territory. What's your name? I am Stridestar." He is interested in the young male.
KumaFL More than 1 year ago
I came back from Vietnam December 1967 and was involuntarily assigned to Duluth IAP. I lived in Duluth just a block off Lake Superior. I found the area descriptions most interesting (I was on the Honor Guard for the entirety of my one year assignment and we were responsible for military funerals for a 160 mile radius). That meant up into the Iron Range; over to Eau Claire, WI; and down to the twin cities. I volunteered for another overseas assignment and went back to Japan in February 1968. Duluth was not my favorite place, but I found the people to be religious, friendly and patriotic. All that is, but the local girl's college. I had my wife and 3 children with me, but the airmen there were so desperate for female companionship that some of them actually wore wigs off duty to conceal their military haircuts. It seems that most of the girls at the college were against the Vietnam War and the airmen were at pains to conceal their identity. This book brought back memories.
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The characters are very interesting...the story is good...the brutal nature of the murders is hard to take. Still recommend reading this book.
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I just started reading this one, ask me again in about a week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ooo I can't wait to read this thanks for the reviews..
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nook specials. Novellas are usually in a trio as a nero wolf three in one