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Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. 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. His seventh novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards presented by the International Thriller Writers organization, and his fifth novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. His sixth novel THE BONE HOUSE was a finalist for Best Audiobook of the Year in Thriller/Suspense.
“This guy can tell a story,” says author Michael Connelly.
His newest novel is GOODBYE TO THE DEAD. Detective Jonathan Stride's first wife, Cindy, died of cancer eight years ago, but her ghost hangs over Stride's relationship with his 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 all the way back to the last year of Cindy Stride's life. in a Starred Review, PW says, "Deftly plotted....Stride's heartfelt memories of Cindy and his reluctance to fully commit to Serena, coupled with in-depth supporting characters, make this police procedural a standout. "
The drama in Brian's books is driven by the emotions and secrets of the characters. "My goal is to write books with haunting characters and a lightning-fast pace," he says. "My stories are about the hidden intimate motives that draw people across some terrible lines. The twists and turns keep you turning the pages, and each piece in the puzzle gives you new insight into the heroes, victims, and villains."
We'll talk about Stride, Brian's other series with Cab Bolton, and more on SECOND SUNDAY CRIME with Best-Selling Author and Emerging Talk Show host Libby Hellmann.