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Title:
The burying place
Author:
Freeman, Brian, 1963-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Minotaur Books, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
340 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312562748
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Book

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Summary

Summary

One cold night.  Two shocking mysteries.

 

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.

 

Lieutenant Jonathan Stride and his team need to move fast to save a child and stop a vicious killing spree.  As fear grips the frozen winter farm lands, Stride knows that every snow-covered field may be the next burying place.

 

Each twist in the investigation takes Stride into an elaborate web of deceit and desire.  But his biggest obstacles may be the very people he's trying to help.  With everything at risk and time running out, Stride worries how far a desperate mother will go to rescue her baby -- and how far a desperate cop will go to save herself.


Author Notes

Brian Freeman is the internationally bestselling author of psychological suspense novels featuring detectives Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 18 languages. His debut thriller, Immoral , won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel. His other novels include The Bone House , In the Dark , and Stalked . Brian is drawn to complex characters, and says, "My stories are about the hidden intimate motives that draw people across some terrible lines." Brian and his wife, Marcia, have lived in Minnesota for more than twenty years.


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Booklist Review

Duluth, Minnesota, detective Jonathan Stride is struggling with the emotional and physical aftermath of the bridge plunge that nearly cost him his life when the abduction of a wealthy surgeon's infant daughter brings him back to work. Young Callie Glenn disappeared from her home while her father, Marcus, and a babysitter were on the premises. Could either of them have been involved? Stride and his girlfriend, Serena (a former Las Vegas detective), dig deep into the case, and the longer they search, the more suspicious and cold-blooded Doctor Glenn appears. (He only agreed to have a child to placate his depressed wife and admitted on more than one occasion that he wished the little girl had never been born.) Meanwhile, a serial killer is murdering young women across the Minnesota countryside. Stride navigates his way through a tangled web of family dysfunction and distress while coping with a rocky patch in his relationship with Serena. Crisp dialogue, steady suspense, and a cast of original characters drive this fifth entry in Macavity Award-winner Freeman's excellent series.--Block, Allison Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Though Jonathan Stride is still recovering from injuries he suffered in a high fall at the start of Freeman's intriguing if overly plotted fourth thriller featuring the Duluth, Minn., police detective (after In the Dark), he's soon looking into the kidnapping of the 11-month-old daughter of a Grand Rapids, Minn., surgeon, Dr. Marcus Glenn, who happens to be a local cop's brother-in-law. Jonathan thinks the kidnapping is an inside job, especially after unsavory secrets about the arrogant surgeon come to light. Meanwhile, Jonathan's partner, Det. Maggie Bei, aided by rookie Kasey Kennedy, scrambles to catch a serial killer who's murdered several women in Duluth. When Kasey is witness to the fiend abducting a victim, the killer becomes fixated on Kasey. An appropriately creepy atmosphere and well-rounded, flawed characters compensate only in part for the forced connection between the two cases, either of which could have easily carried the novel. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved