Immoral (Jonathan Stride #1)
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is suffering from an ugly case of déjà vu. For the second time i...more
At the core of the book we have Detective Stride. He's not perfect. He's not a macho super cop. He's got flaws and his own emotional baggage, but he's a good cop and he does the best that he can. In other words, he reads like a real person.
a year prior to the book's events, as they unfold, is the disappearance of a local girl named Kerry McGrath. Stride was lead detective on that case with his partner Maggie. That crime was never solved...more
As you hear the voice of the killer in the prologue an image begins to form within the reader’s mind as to who would do such an evil thing to a young girl. Several teens are missing and one dead as Rachel Deese disappears but finding her will not be easy. Rachel is not the most wonderful teen nor does she endear you to her as you get to know her better. Listening to her two friends when questioned by the police, you hearing their conflicting accounts of her character, where...more
This review is from: Immoral (Mass Market Paperback)
This was the first book I've read by this author. I picked it up and was immediately interested in what would happen. I love thrillers and I read a lot of them so what followed was pretty formulaic. The author did toss out a lot of red herrings and so it was fun to think the case was solved and the one who "did it" was caught, but the book took some inte...more
It's the first book with detective Stride although I read the third book in the series (Stalked) first and that was before I knew it was a series.
Lieutenant Stride and his partner Maggie have been investigating a missing teenage girl's case for over a year with no luck and then another teenage girl goes missing.
No signs of running away are detected and no clues to where she could be.. All the evidence points that she was murdered.
So are the...more
Immoral non è un capolavoro, ma nemmeno un bluff come alcuni lettori condizionati dall'eccessivo battage hanno per reazione giudicato. Si tratta di un buon thriller, soprattutto se si considera che si tratta di un esordio, con cui l'autore dimostra un certo tal...more
It begins in Minn when the second of two girls goes missing within 2 years. They are both high school students. The second girl - Rachael - however is different - she is troubled and very nasty. The detective in town (Stride)has just lost his wife, and was never able to solve the first disapearance when the second one occurs.
He and his partner start with the school and the boys and girls they knew. There is a sighting of blood and...more
I had never even heard of freeman untill one of my go...more
Another thing Freeman does well is he creates back stories for characters even if we only see that character for one chapter. I loved how he just fills in these blanks and really fleshes o...more
One of the more annoying things about it was the sex. It's not that there was sex in it that annoyed me, it was the way the writer described it. His sex scenes were very detailed--detailed in an almost clinical way that seemed to go on forever and ever.
There were other bodily functions that were described in far too much detail. BUT! The one thing he didn't explain is how he w...more
At first glance, this book is just another formulaic mystery/thriller. A young girl goes missing. A hard-working but seriously flawed det...more
I thought I had maybe figured "it" out ---nope...not until the very end. Brian Freeman grabs your attention immediately. During the prologue I didn't I'd finish it as it wasn't my genre but I continued because my co-worker loaned me her signed copy and I thought I should give it a few chapters before I told her it wasn't my type of book. good thing........I was hooked before I started chapter 1.
MY LETTER: F - for author Brian Freeman
Book: Immoral by Brian Freeman
Finished: April 14, 2013
Rating & Book Review: 4 stars - New author to me and I'll definitely be searching our more by him. Great mystery, good writing, interesting characters and enough twists and turns to keep me turning pages.
Gift - page 92 - The bracelet had been a gift from her father years earlier.
Window - page 13 - As he waited at a stoplight, Stride glanced into his truck wind...more
Freeman's debut, which Bookspan selected as International Book of the Month, resounded with its critics. His is a highly intricate story, veering with sharp turns and switchbacks. In fact, his acrobatic plot may be excessively so, overindulging in too many clever flips and flops. No doubt, his prose can be worthy cause for wincing ( "Tight black jeans, the kind you need a knife to cut yourself out of"), but Freeman paints the requisite cold, gray atmospheric tones for a tale of murder, sex, and...more
Jonathan Stride is a detective investigating the death of a rather unlikabl...more
The downside was the narrator. His voice did not have the range for females at all and lacked emotional connection with the Stride character. It made listening to this story unpleasan...more
If it wasn't for the holiday activities I'd have been done with this a day ago! Wow!!! I haven't read a book in a long time that kept me guessing until the end as...more
Malvada. Arrogante. Falsa. Exibicionista. São alguns dos adjectivos que caracterizam a personagem Rachel que neste livro de Brian Freeman desaparece em circunstâncias misteriosas.
Claro está que tal personalidade atrai de forma quase magnética outras pessoas que se viriam mais aliviadas com o sumiço desta jovem. Neste leque de pessoas encontram-se o padrasto, a “adorada” mãe, o amante da mãe, o eterno amor e a sua ciumenta namorada.
Mas quão longe uma destas personagens está disposta a ir para aca...more
Obwohl ich manche Entwicklung in der Story schon frühzeitig erahnen konnte, überraschte mic...more
This is the story of a missing 17-year old girl. The evidence points to murder and soon, to her stepfather. She is the second girl in a years time to go missing. Is there a serial killer on the prowl in Minnesota? That is what Detective Jonathan Stride...more
I don't know what I think of Stride. At times he was very likeable, at times he was a buffoon, at times he played the dimwit.
I also hated the narrator and what he th...more
This book is written like a Law and Order episode. First you hear about the crime and all related parties reactions to it. Second, there is the court case. Unlike L&O, you hear what happens after the court case.
This was an enjoyable rea...more