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The Voice Inside

(Frost Easton #2)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  4,705 ratings  ·  357 reviews
One cop’s lie has set a killer free.

Four years after serial killer Rudy Cutter was sent away for life, San Francisco homicide inspector Frost Easton uncovers a terrible lie: his closest friend planted false evidence to put Cutter behind bars. When he’s forced to reveal the truth, his sister’s killer is back on the streets.

Desperate to take Cutter down again, the detective
Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Thomas & Mercer
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Steve Johnson Could it be the fact that nobody wears watches anymore? It would be kind of hard to put the previous victim's watch on the next one since wrist watche…moreCould it be the fact that nobody wears watches anymore? It would be kind of hard to put the previous victim's watch on the next one since wrist watches are so rare these days. It's just so easy to get the time from your cellphone. The Parker and Baker street address mix up also seemed pretty far fetched. (less)

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Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Brian Freeman has written better. 4 of 10 stars
Linda Strong
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Homicide Detective Frost Eastman has to make a decision that will end one cop's career and put a serial killer of women, including Frost's own sister, back out on the streets free to kill again ...and again...and again.

Frost wants Rudy Cutter put away again ... only all the old evidence has been thrown out by the courts. It's like starting at the very beginning .. and Frost wants nothing more than to see this killer brought to justice..dead or alive.

Staying ahead of this brutal killer will not b
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book.

Story started with the new evidence found that let the serial killer out of the prison. One cop's lie put him there. Frost Eaton's sister was killed by this evil person, but he had to testify about the planted evidence. Australian true crime writer wants his help, in turn she will help him to find the evidence to put serial killer back where he belongs! Frost Eaton is good about listening his inner voice most of the time. Ending was shocking, be careful you might scream.
Cheryl James
Murder Mystery Thrillers are not really my choice of books to read but this was a powerful story that is so relevant in today's society. This book gave me a little insight of a killers thoughts and passion. I was proud of myself for actually identifying some of the clues and piecing together a part of the puzzle. ...more
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you--just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.” - Shel Silverstein

After having read nine of Brian Freeman’s Jonathan Stride thrillers, most of which are set in Duluth, Minnesota, it is quite an adjustment for me to switch to San Francisco and Inspector Frost Easton. The Voice Inside is the second of the s
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This second book in the Frost Easton series is just plain excellent. I loved everything about it: the characters, the plot, the suspense, the pacing, some romance.

Frost is a great character. He’s introverted, haunted by his sister's murder, and does not enjoy being with people. He listens to the voice inside because he's an honest cop.

The premise of this book involves some new evidence that causes the court to release a serial killer after four years of incarceration. Rudy Cutter is a damaged in
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, crime
The Voice Inside is book two in the Frost Easton series by Brian Freeman. Frost Easton was woken from sleep by a noise in the house and got out of bed to investigate. Frost Easton found a postcard with an address that was familiar to him attached to his front door by a knife with a message. Frost Easton decided to go for a drive to find out answers. However, what he found out would rock his world and everyone around him. The readers of The Voice Inside will continue to follow Frost Easton invest ...more
Sam (Clues and Reviews)
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It isn’t often that the sophomore book in a series keeps me as captivated as the first book. I always feel like it is hard for an author to keep their momentum, build up a character and provide enough back story to push the story forward into a third book. Generally, I dread moving on to book two because I know that I often am left disappointed. The Voice Inside, by Brian Freeman, is the second book in Frost Easton series (the first being The Night Bird- you can check out my review HERE). I was ...more
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great second book in the Frost Easton series. This book is definitely not a let down from the first book, The Night Bird, if anything it may even be better (and I thought The Night Bird was fantastic). Frost Easton carries some baggage, but he is a decent, honorable man. I think the reader gets more of an insight into understanding Frost in this book. He describes himself as an introvert, but oh what a loveable introvert he is.
This book has several surprises that literally had me on the e
Teresa Peters
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Time to move on

When does the Pope officially announces Frost as the newest saint? And then to have everyone pat him the back for "doing the right thing", what a farce. At no time does Frost get any serious blowback from anyone. Frost nor does anyone else acknowledges that he was partially responsible for three deaths. The ending became predictable about half through. I believe Frost and I have come to the proverbial fork in the road.
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is one thrilling story, no doubt!

The Voice Inside is the second in series that centres around Frost Easton, though I didn’t find it any less as a standalone. The story does use the previous book’s plot as a pusher but that doesn’t stop it from exploring it’s own story. Years ago, Frost’s sister, Katie, had been killed by a serial killer who was later imprisoned for his crimes. But he’s stepping out of prison now and seeking revenge.

The book fairs well in terms of twists as they are per
First Sentence: Frost Easton felt a shiver in the house, which jolted him from a deep sleep. He assumed it was the beginning of an earthquake.

Rudy Cutter is serving a life sentence for the murders of several young women, including the sister of homicide detective Frost Easton. Now Easton learns his boss, and former lover, Jess, planted the evidence which got Cutter convicted. The original case is completely thrown out, Easton’s friend is fired, and Cutter back on the street to kill again. Frost
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Night Bird, book 1 in the Frost Easton series, was good. This sequel was excellent. Good character development. Frost, in particular, is such an interesting character and different from the standard book detectives. There were some exciting twists that I didn't see coming at all. Great suspense building and an original story line, and I loved the cat! I'm looking forward to book 3! ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn’t like this as much as the first in the series. Good but not great.
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this twisty-turny book! Homicide Detective Frost Eastman has to make a very tough choice: to keep what he has learned to himself and keep everyone safe, or do the right thing, end a friend's career, and set a killer free. The tension in this story is well developed from beginning to end. Cutter is a creepy, conniving, cruel killer. Frost is a real, conflicted hero. I think the only thing I struggled with was (view spoiler) ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Frost Easton lost his younger sister to a serial killer four years ago. Frost became a homicide inspector to fight foes like killer Rudy Cutter. But someone sneaks into Frost’s home to make him follow evidence that his best friend on the force, Jen, planted the piece of evidence that sent Cutter to jail. Frost struggles with the evidence: should he bury it or turn it in to his chief? When the truth is revealed Cutter is back on the streets and Jen is off the force.

Although the police try to foll
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another 5 star read by one of my favorite living American authors and my number one recommended author globally.

This series is one of the biggest reasons on why I love Amazon Publishing so much. Frost Easton has all the quality and content of Jonathan Stride without the Big 5 Publishing House prices attached. Once my crazy life allowed me to sit down and read, this book sucked me in and flew by until the final page. Brian Freeman has an uncanny knack to never let characters get stale and Frost E
With this book we really got to know Frost better, to learn the rigid moral code he lives by, which caused quite a bit of trouble. I was so torn at the start, not sure that I would have made the same choice Frost did when he learned of the planted evidence. It really made me admire Frost for the hard road he took, especially with this close personal connection to the man that was freed.

I hated the way that Rudy taunted Frost, that it seemed like he knew more that Frost did. Frost did a great jo
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
This is the second installment in Brian Freeman’s Frost Easton series and is a suspense filled thrill ride. The Golden Gate killer held the San Francisco area in terror for several years before he was finally caught and convicted. Now, several years later, Frost is given a watch belonging to one of the victims. The same watch had been “discovered “ in the killer’s home and was the key piece of evidence leading to his arrest. Frost is forced to turn it in and reveal that his former partner had pl ...more
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Review: THE VOICE INSIDE by Brian Freeman (Frost Easton #2)

A nonstop race, vividly in-your-face, police procedural plus mystery, THE VOICE INSIDE is also a meditation on ethics, morality, and integrity, and an excavation of the deepest of human emotions. The title reflects a Shel Silverstein title, but it also spotlights the obligation of each thinking human to recognize and adhere to her or his own ethics. This is the second in the series starring San Francisco native and homicide detective Fro
Phoebe Jeziel
Mar 22, 2020 marked it as maybe
Shelves: mystery, thriller
I didn't realize this was a series???? Kind of want to read it, kind of not??? I hope Frankie doesn't pop up again, she's wasn't my fave. Also I don't love the narrator (audiobooks is how I read most of the time) but maybe I'll give this a try???

Watch me not read this book lolol.
Elaine Tomasso
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of The Voice Inside, the second novel to feature Inspector Frost Easton of the San Francisco Police.

Frost is an honourable man so when he is led to evidence that proves his boss and on/off lover, Jess Salcedo, planted the evidence that led to the conviction of Rudy Cutter, the serial killer who killed, among others, Frost's sister Katy he is conflicted but finally reports it. Not many people are happy with him as Cutter wins
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Still frustrated with being able to set dates in Goodreads for when you start and complete a book. . .I know they're supposedly working on it, but it's been over a month. . .

Anyway, this book - READ IT! Go get it! OMG, that's what I kept saying and then I couldn't text my fellow friend readers fast enough between discussing the book and wanting to share with others to READ IT!

I have been reading Brian Freeman since he started a "long" time ago and he still amazes me with his ideas and the way h
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Although this was an okay thriller, it disappointed me for a few reasons. The first is that I'm a big fan of Brian Freeman's Jonathan Stride series. The Easton Frost series almost seems to be written by a different, sadly inferior, writer. That's not to say the Frost books are bad--they're just not up to the standard set by the Stride series. The latter books have great, very flawed characters, impressively detailed and gritty settings, and plotlines that are wildly inventive, edgy and suspensef ...more
Seems I am in the minority, but as a fan of his Jonathan Stride series, this one was a bit of a disappointment for me, although I enjoyed the first one immensely.
Jordan Nichols
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why yes, I did read this in a day. I’m just so excited to have found a mystery author who knows how to create suspense without crossing the line or just going for a shock factor. (Think a PG-13 rating, which is perfect for this scaredy cat.) I love the characters in this series and enjoyed seeing them develop more. This book was different than the first in the series in that you know who the “bad guy”’is from the very beginning. I think my preference is not knowing who the villain is, hence my 4 ...more
Ellie Midwood
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, dark-read
I got hooked on the Frost Easton series after the very first book in the series, “The Night Bird.” This second book in the series was just as good as the first one and I already can’t wait to dive into the third. This time the stakes are even higher for Inspector Frost Easton as he’s hunting down the serial killer who took his sister Katie’s life. It’s not a random police case anymore but the case which he can’t possibly lose; however, when faced with such a meticulous and careful killer as Rudy ...more
Micky Cox
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent read that keeps the action rolling and keeps your interest peaked the entire time. Frost Easton is once again forced to look into the death of his sister and try to piece together the events that happened. Excellent characters that you can connect with while untwisting this layered plot that is unique and intriguing. You know who the guilty party is in this book, but the author takes you on a twisted path following as Frost must prove it without any doubt. Kudos, I can't wait for the n ...more
Enrico Tassinari
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audio
I have never thought to be disappointed by a Brian Freeman's novel. I love his Duluth serie, actually one of my favourite, and Freeman is an heck of a writer. But this SF serie (this is the 2nd book, and the first wasn't any better) is completely out of his standard. The main plot is unconceivable, the characters act in the most irrational ways, the clues are farfetched and some facts are inconsistent. Moreover the novel is full of cliches. In all this mess, Brian Freeman remains a great writer ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brian Freeman is a master storyteller. Thrillers/mysteries are my favorite genre, therefore I typically read one thriller after another. The "thriller" I finished prior to reading this book was so disappointing I didn't even write a review. I felt I could not articulate why I felt calling that book a "thriller" was so far from being accurate. But after reading The Voice Inside, it hit me. A great thriller needs a strong story-line, with strong characters to carry it. It also has an intriguing pl ...more
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Brian Freeman is a New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride and Frost Easton series. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 22 languages. He is widely acclaimed for his "you are there" settings and his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots. Brian was also selected as the official author to continue Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne ...more

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