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Stalked (Jonathan Stride #3)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  1,747 ratings  ·  150 reviews
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride knows his partner Maggie Bei is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. She's obviously hiding a terrible secret, and her silence only feeds suspicion. Maggie isn't the only one keeping secrets in Duluth. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a stash of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message: I know w ...more
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Published February 19th 2008 by Minotaur Books (first published 2007)
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Matt Schiariti
Chances are if you're reading this you've read Brian Freeman's previous two Jonathan Stride novels. If you haven't I just have to ask you, WHY NOT???

As with Immoral and Stripped, Freeman is a master of the page turning psychological thriller. As usual I won't go into plot too much because it's been recounted many times in other reviews.

Serena and Stride are back in John's native Minnesota. He did take the job to be head detective that was offered to him in the latter portion of Stripped. The bes
I like this book and have liked Freeman's others. There's only one thing that really bugged me and that's the necessity of the author to make the killer focus on Serena, Stride's transplanted love interest from Las Vegas. There seems to be a trend among authors to believe that in order to make their police procedurals more interesting there has to be a personal connection between the cop and the bad guy; the cop as victim. I think it's unnecessary and personally don;t think it adds anything. Ma ...more
Sean Peters
My second book in a row by Brian Freeman, and another book I really enjoyed.

Just a star below The Bone House.

Although I know not the first of the Jonathan Stride/Maggie/Serena books, I don't think it affected the story at all.

A multi-layered breath taking, gripping fast paced thriller, with a strong subject a sexual serial killer, murders, stalkers.

Are they being watched? Who is stalking who?

These questions keep you guessing, great three main characters, and filled with multi-plots and twists,
Ana Raquel
É o segundo livro que leio deste fantástico escritor. E digo-vos que fiquei completamente estarrecida e deliciada.

Esta é um história com thriller psicológico muito bem delineado, e com o enredo muito bem estruturado e planificado. Esta narrativa debruça-se sobre o que é chamado na linguagem da Psicologia - stalkers.
É por isso, um livro muito pertinente pois aborda aspectos fulcrais e comuns no que concerne ao perfil dos stalkers.

A principal mensagem que retirei deste livro, é a de que por vezes
Tom Tischler
Lt. Jonathan Stride knows that his partner Maggie Bei is in
trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter cold winter
night. She's hiding a secret and her silence only feeds suspicion.
Maggie isn't the only one keeping secrets in Duluth A young woman has disappeared leaving behind a stash of lurid fantasies and a message
I know who it is. Stride soon uncovers a web of violence and voyeurism
that someone is willing to kill to keep hidden. Stride isn't alone,
his lover Selena Dial a homicide de
Brian Freeman
Jan 13, 2009 Brian Freeman added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The Chicago Tribune called STALKED "a perfect blend of psychological suspense and crime fiction." Write to me at or visit my web site ( or Facebook page.
Goodreads Description- Lieutenant Jonathan Stride knows his partner Maggie Bei is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. She's obviously hiding a terrible secret, and her silence only feeds suspicion. Maggie isn't the only one keeping secrets in Duluth. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a stash of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message: I know who it is. Following a twisted trail, Stride uncovers a sordid web of violence and voyeurism that someo ...more
Mark Soone
Brian Freeman is quickly becoming one of my favorite crime thriller authors, and this series with Jonathon stride rank alongside of Connely's Bosch series & Pearson's Boldt/Matthews series. I think this book was slightly sub-par compared to the first 2 installments, yet still was a very fine quality read.

The plot was complex, tightly wound and constantly evolving. I am pleased to tell you that I guessed who 1 of the guilty parties were early in the story....the bad news is I changed my mind
Mallory Heart
Mar 19, 2012 Mallory Heart rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery, Thriller, writing students
Shelves: march-2012-reads
This is why I love Brian Freeman mysteries! Almost no other author in my experience can interweave a tapestry of secrets, characters, retribution, traumas past and present, revelations, and just plain outrageously exciting denouement, like this author. “Stalked” is non-stop excitement and intrigue. When I grow up, I want to write like Mr. Freeman.

Jonathan Stride is back in Duluth, Minnesota, his home town, after a brief and unpretty stint as a homicide detective in Las Vegas. Offered his former

Brian Freeman

Two polices officers caught in a rage storm trying to return a prison to his cell. Having no choice but to stop and try to seek some shelter they needed to drag this chained man along with them not leaving him outside. But, sometimes-humanitarian motives backfire and the tables turn in the wrong direction and what happens to these police officers will alert everyone to be more vigilant. One night that would change it all for more than just the two unfortunate officers but for
Shin Machine
the only reason why i did not give this book five stars is because i am not really into this genre... but story-wise, this is truly a fast-paced thrilling read.

however, too much sexual themes are touched. yes, this book is really focused on carnal stuff [since it revolves around rapists and sex clubs] but hey, Mr.Freeman, i doubt your readers will actually be interested about how a criminal's cock behaves after years in jail, no? =D

the plot is very exciting, each chapter ends with a cliffhanger
STALKED (Susp/Pol. Prod.- Minnesota-Cont) - Okay
Freeman, Brian – 3rd in series
St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2009, US Hardcover – ISBN; 9780312363277

First Sentence: The prisoner squinted at the threatening ebony sky through the steel mesh that made u the cage in the rear of the patrol car.

Maggie Bell is awakened to find her husband dead of a gunshot wound and her gun on the floor in the middle of the room. Despite her protestations of innocence, all evidence points to her being the killer, particularly
Denise Cowling
Really enjoyed this book. I love his style of writing. I cant wait to read more of them!
Andrea Strickland
I LOVED Stalked! I borrowed this Audio CD from the library to listen to in my car. I was so addicted to the story that I had to carry my laptop around the house with me to listen constantly. If I had 5 free minutes, I was listening to Stalked!

This is a nail biting, fast paced, "who done it" in every sense. I have grown so fond of the characters Stride, Serena, and Maggie that I'm sure I am going to feel as if I have lost a friend when this series ends.
Brian Freeman has never let me down. In this 3rd outing, Jonathan Stride returns from a Las Vegas with Serena to take back his job with the Duluth Minnesota Police Department. Jonathan receives an urgent call from Maggie, his former partner when she awakes to find that her semi-estranged husband is found dead in their home. Of course, Maggie is the prime suspect, spouses always are. Stride and Serena set out to find the truth only to find themselves in much deeper then either would have suspecte ...more
Matteo Pellegrini
Orme nella neve. Il rumore di un'auto che si allontana in velocità. Dentro la casa, un silenzio opprimente. Solo un gocciolio, lento e incessante, al di là di una porta. Quando Maggie gira la maniglia, il suono prende colore: suo marito è accasciato sul divano, in un lago di sangue. Di cadaveri come quello, la donna ne ha visti a centinaia nella sua carriera. Non c'è più niente da fare. I suoi occhi studiano la stanza: l'istinto del detective in cerca di indizi. Ma quello che trova è un mistero ...more
This is the third Freeman book I have read, (the second "Stride" novel); but the first one where I correctly suspected who the culprit was. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in under two days. I look forward to reading more by Mr. Freeman!
One of the best author's I've come across in many years. Every last one of the four Stride/Dial novels has amazed me! Would highly recommend this guy.
I was persuaded to read this book by several members of the Psychological THrillers group. It was a good tale. It was as if there were a small group of people who were either policemen, or married to police officers, and of that group, there was a smaller circle of people belonging to a sex group where a woman could be the alpha girl and have sex with everyone, male or female. One woman had bad experiences with a man named Blue Dog when she was quite young. Probably, if you are going to indulge ...more
Stalked by Brian Freeman is a well written murder mystery. I wasnt riveted to it but I do enjoy a mystery. Freeman shocks the readers with unnecessary grisly, gory and gruesome details at times. Luckily I didnt dwell on his descriptions and its more the characters that I followed.

One bonus for me is reading about a place that is similar to home and this story was set in Minnesota near the water and the snow, the blizzard and the ice shanties were all things I recognized well.

There are several wa
I have to say that I enjoy Freeman's stories as they are fast-paced, intriguing, and there are always great twists. However, although he's known for setting his novels in Duluth, MN and Las Vegas, NV and for making these cities come to life, the settings have been the greatest source of disappointment for me. As a person who lived in Duluth for 23 years and who has lived in Las Vegas for 22 years, I appreciate that Freeman is well aware of many of the interesting and lesser known places in both ...more
Stunning path this story took, devious plot with a twist. I'm so glad I discovered this author on goodreads a while back. Sorry it took so long to get book three in the series.... Each title in this series gets just a little bit more intense and I love it! Thanks Brian and I enjoyed the mention of John Sandford in this book. (view spoiler) ...more
Paul Pessolano
The saga of Lieutenant Jonathan Stride continues. We first met Stride in "Immoral", and then followed him in "Stripped". If you enjoyed the first two you will certainly enjoy "Stalked".

Stride and his lover, Serena, who helped him solve a crime in Las Vegas, return to Stride's home of Duluth, Minnesota. Strides's former partner, Maffie Bei, is in big trouble, when it looks like she may be guilty of her husband's murder. The case is reminiscent of another case where another policewoman has been in
Freeman hit his stride (LOL! No pun intended!) in book 2: Stripped, and somehow managed to trip in book 3: Stalked. This is a bit long, but I don't think I give anything away.

My issues. These are items that pulled me out of the book - a phrase, a comment, whatever. I don't like to be pulled out of the plot, it makes me cranky and less likely to want to continue.

Dude. Don't be throwing crap in my lake. Not cool. It wasn't cool when Stride threw his cigarettes in the Canal in book one and it's n
Kathleen Hagen
Stalked, by Brian Freeman, b-plus. Produced by Blackstone Audio, narrated by Joe Barrett, and downloaded from

We have a return of Jonathan Stride, returned to his old lieutenant job in Duluth, his girl friend, Serena Dial, who had been a homicide cop in Las Vegas but came back to Duluth with Stride and plans to be a private investigator, and his partner in the field, Maggie Day. Maggie comes home one night after having had a good deal of wine, comes into the house, goes upstairs to h
Wanneer rechercheur Maggie Bei op een winternacht een dodelijke misdaad rapporteert, wéét inspecteur Jonathan Stride dat zij in de problemen zit. Maggie verbergt een verschrikkelijk geheim. En haar zwijgen wordt steeds verdachter. Maggie is niet de enige die geheimen heeft. Een jonge vrouw, die dol was op bizarre seksuele spelletjes, is verdwenen. Ze heeft een cryptische boodschap achtergelaten: Ik weet wie het is.
Stride probeert een web van geweld en voyeurisme te ontsluieren, maar iema
#3 Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial mystery. Thankfully, the story takes place back in Duluth, Stride's hometown, where he's decided to return after a brief stint in Las Vegas. Serena has accompanied him and they are settling into life again on the shores of Lake Superior. Stride's former detective partner Maggie is accused of murdering her husband, and though he must recuse himself from working the case officially, he is convinced of her innocence despite the damning evidence and looks into thin ...more
Freeman's main characters (the creepos aside) kept me reading in the beginning, as I slogged through a lot of backstory. I was tempted to put the book away, but I love his cool cops--Stride, Mags and Serena. I discovered that once I got going, the book was hard to put down, as I worried that Maggie would be framed for her husband's murder, as I worried Serena would be killed by a psycho, as I learned that there was more than one of these nut jobs. Definitely a roller coaster ride.
Scott Rhee
I just finished "Stalked", the third book by Brian Freeman to feature detectives/lovers Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial, and it was the best one yet. In this one, Stride's former partner, Maggie, is accused of murdering her husband, Eric. All the evidence points to her, but Stride/Dial know she couldn't have done it. Further digging, however, uncovers some weird and disturbing skeletons in the closets of Maggie and Eric. As he did in his previous novels, Freeman weaves a plot full of crazy twist ...more
A friend of mine at the library recommended this (I didn't read his others, but she said it wouldn't matter).

So here's the scoop, I'm no prude. Really, I'm not. But, whoa nelly - this is one violent, masochistic book. Does this author like women? He seems to paint them in a rather vitriolic light...kept finding myself wondering what kind of woman to whom he is married!

Also, if your son or spouse does write a book like this - do you really want to be the subject of the dedication? Hmmm..."Gee h
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Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels, including the Jonathan Stride and Cab Bolton series. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages and have appeared as Main Selections in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club. He is widely acclaimed for his "you are there" settings and his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled p ...more
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Jonathan Stride (7 books)
  • Immoral (Jonathan Stride, #1)
  • Stripped (Jonathan Stride, #2)
  • In The Dark (Jonathan Stride, #4)
  • The Burying Place (Jonathan Stride, #5)
  • The Cold Nowhere (Jonathan Stride, #6)
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