Brian Freeman

This was my first ARC book ever – and I loved it!! Yes, it’s another book review. Apparently I’ve had too much time off from work…

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The Voice Inside – Brian Freeman
Brian Freeman’s newest novel was un-put-downable for me! After making his debut appearance in The Night Bird, Frost Easton is back in The Voice Within, now as a homicide inspector for the San Francisco PD, a position he took years ago after the death of his sister – a seemingly anomalous killing – in a string of serial murders in The Golden Gate City. The killer was caught and imprisoned, but many questions remain for Frost, but most puzzling, how did Katie, his sister, become a victim of the killer?
As the story begins, Frost is sound asleep on his couch when he is awakened by a strange thump one night and awakens to investigate only to find multiple audible alarms going off in his home, all set to 3:42AM, and an address on a card pinned to his door via a butcher knife. So begins the next installment of the Frost Easton series as he follows a twisted path left for him, and learns that a trusted partner had planted evidence in the prior investigation, and that a serial killer will now go free. A killer who wants revenge against those who wrongly imprisoned him, and an incomplete agenda he feels compelled to finish. As Frost and the SFPD search for their newly-freed killer, they always seem to be one step behind… Will they re-capture him before it’s too late??
Freeman offers page-turning action, plenty of twists and turns and, as always, an ending you might not quite anticipate…I was hooked from page one and could NOT put this book down!! If you love Sandford, Slaughter, Kava & Stelljes, you’ll LOVE Brian Freeman!!

Not much else to do in this crazy cold weather than to read…

Yep – it’s Florida, and it’s cold!! So, not much else to do in chilly gray day weather than to curl up with a good book! So, for all you mystery/suspense readers out there, here’s another one for you!!

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Pretty Girls Dancing – Kylie Brant
Kylie Brant’s newest thriller takes place in small town Ohio, where a young teenage girl has just been kidnapped. The story is told from a multitude of points of view – You are with Whitney as she sneaks out of her home late at night to meet the teen that she’s become close to via social media, and then experience her kidnapping and subsequent treatment through her eyes. You meet the parents and sister of Kelsey, who vanished under similar circumstances many years before, and you meet the law enforcement team that’s called into investigate Whitney’s disappearance. Each chapter focuses on a different character, and the secrets each persona holds as investigators race to rescue Whitney before it’s too late.
I have to admit, while I was initially put off by the way the story was told from the purview of each character, as the story progresses and events are revealed, it all comes together quite nicely. And while some readers always claim to be able to see the protagonist well before he/she is revealed, this book had me guessing until the end – and I was still wrong. If you like a great mystery/police procedural, then this novel is for you!! Looking forward to more from Kylie Brant!