Immoral by Brian Freeman
Fiction – Mystery
reviewed by Amanda
Book Order ( Jonathon Stride)
- Immoral * * * *
- In the Dark
- The Burying Place
Author’s Website : http://www.bfreemanbooks.com/
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Add To Your GoodReads TBR list (442 ratings : 3.74 avg)
This book in 6 words:
I stayed up late reading this
Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
I read this book because it was another one that my mom lent to me. She finished the book with a, “That was really good!” I felt the same way. Though I may also be somewhat biased, because this book is set in one of my favorite Minnesota towns (Duluth) and is written by a Minnesotan author.
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is suffering from an ugly case of déjà vu. For the second time in a year, a beautiful teenage girl has disappeared off the streets of Duluth, Minnesota gone without a trace, like a bitter gust off Lake Superior. The two victims couldn’t be more different. First it was Kerry McGrath, bubbly, sweet sixteen. And now Rachel Deese, strange, sexually charged, a wild child. The media hounds Stride to catch a serial killer, and as the search carries him from the icy stillness of the northern woods to the erotic heat of Las Vegas, he must decide which facts are real and which are illusions. And Stride finds his own life changed forever by the secrets he uncovers. Secrets that stretch across time in a web of lies, death, and illicit desire. Secrets that are chillingly immoral.
I loved the plot. I was hooked until the very last pages trying to figure out who had done what. There are a lot of plot twists, and the mystery is far more complicated than you first realize, but it all gets tied up at the end in a way that makes sense and makes you wonder why you didn’t figure it out for yourself along the way. This was definitely one of the best mystery books I’ve read in a while. I got reeled in and had to stay up late to finish it – something I haven’t done in a very very long time.
I was excited to find that this book is actually the first in the series because I’m looking forward to reading more books and seeing how the main characters develop.
If you’re looking for a good mystery, I’d recommend this one – especially if you like and/or are interested in Minnesota fiction.