Goodbye to the Dead

Goodbye to the Dead

A Jonathan Stride Novel

Book - 2016
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Detective Jonathan Stride's first wife, Cindy, died of cancer eight years ago, but her ghost hangs over Stride's relationship with current lover, and fellow detective, Serena Dial. When Serena witnesses a brutal murder outside a Duluth bar, she stumbles onto a case with roots that go to a time when Cindy and Stride were on opposite sides of a domestic murder investigation. Janine Snow was the prime suspect in the shooting death of her husband; Janine was convicted, even though the gun was never found. During a new case, Serena finds the gun used is the same weapon used to kill Janine Snow's husband. Stride begins to question whether he made a terrible mistake eight years ago-- and if he'll be able to make peace with the memory of his wife.
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781623659110
Branch Call Number: FIC FREEMAN, BRIAN
Characteristics: 408 pages ; 24 cm.


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Life followed its own twisting path.

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Some debts aren't meant to be repaid.

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Feb 01, 2017

Not quite what I expected from the reviews. Half way through the "mental" shooter begins to take over and shoot up a public area. I read not to relive the tragic news we experience daily. Shame on Martini for bringing this character into an otherwise good book.

ArapahoeShell Dec 01, 2016

This is a new thriller by master storyteller Brian Freeman, “Good bye to the dead”. This riveting drama delivers page-turning surprises and action. Freeman has a way of skillfully weaving together diverse story lines and gives clarity to both past and present. This fast paced drama, with surprises and twists, pulled me in and didn’t let go!

Jul 16, 2016

I read this one right after the first Jonathan Stride thriller, Immoral, just to see where Brian Freeman would go with all his main characters and themes.He must have saved all his discarded jottings from his original storyline with a few new ones thrown in and gone from there.It worked on the whole. Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying there are no good or bad stories; just good and bad writing. Brian Freeman has the ability to write well on his side.

Jun 18, 2016

The evidence, the trial and verdict are convincing. Freeman leads the reader through the pages to various discoveries and surprises that only he can resolve.

Djeremay Apr 06, 2016

One of Freeman's best novels yet. Couldn't put it down - read it in a couple days. His writing keeps you hooked, wanting to see what'll happen next. The ending was surprising & sad, but now I can't wait to see where the story will go from there.


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