Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Watcher (In The Dark) by Brian Freeman

In the Dark by Brian Freeman ~~

One murder has haunted Lieutenant Jonathan Stride for thirty years. In 1977 his girlfriend’s sister was savagely beaten to death. Stride came face to face with the suspect – and let the man escape.

When writer Tish Verdure begins a book about the decades-old murder, Stride is reluctant to re-open the case. But Tish has new evidence that raises shocking questions about the actions of the police... and even Stride's own wife.

The new investigation scares someone who is desperate to keep their secrets hidden. Tish receives threats. A teenage girl is hounded to her death. And Stride finds himself chasing the twisted trail of a voyeur who may hold the key to two brutal crimes.

With new deaths on his conscience, Stride races toward a devastating confrontation high above the deadly waters of Lake Superior. There, he and Tish will both face their worst fears – and the truth about the past.

Jonathan Stride is back!!! When someone from Jonathan's past returns it can't be good news. Thirty years earlier his wife's (girlfriend at the time) sister was brutally murdered. Now her best friend Tish is back and writing a book about the case and no one is really happy about it. Secrets abound, including ones that Jonathan are keeping. But to honor his late wife, he vows to once and for all find the killer. There are enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing right up until the shocking and heartbreaking ending. While this isn't the intense action packed novel of other Jonathan Stride books, it was just as good as all the others. And now the long long wait for the next one begins.


Anonymous said...

I didn't know his next book was out! Thanks for the heads-up! :)

Lori's Reading Corner said...

It actually doesn't come out until 3/31. This is the UK version :)

Becky LeJeune said...

Can't wait to read this one! I've got it on my shelf waiting for me - if I didn't have others due before it, I would jump it up the stack.