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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Freeman Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jonathan Stride Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464656
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Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is quietly recovering from injuries sustained on his latest case when a rich doctor’s baby is kidnapped and his peace is shattered. As suspicion builds that the doctor may have staged the baby’s disappearance, the relationship between the doctor and his wife and neighbors begins to disintegrate. Stride and his lover and partner, Serena, find themselves on opposite sides of the case, with Stride pursuing evidence that incriminates the doctor and Serena trying to prove that the baby really was abducted.

Meanwhile, Stride’s colleague, Maggie, and her headstrong young partner are tracking a man responsible for a violent crime wave in the rural areas of Duluth. There seems to be no connection between the cases—until a victim with ties to the doctor’s case turns up murdered in the signature style of the Duluth killer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brian Freeman is, quite simply, a first-rate storyteller.”

    Nelson DeMille

  • “My discovery this year has been Edgar-nominated crime writer Brian Freeman…Fleshed-out characters, high tension and terrifying twists put Freeman up there with Harlan Coben in the psychological crime stratosphere.”

    Daily Mail (London) 

  • “The suspense driving this novel is palpable from opening pages that are as gripping as any I’ve read in a thriller this year.”

    Star Tribune

  • “Raised from the merely formulaic by Freeman’s emotional literacy, sense of place and an uncanny ability to wrong-foot the reader and produce a wholly unexpected ending, The Burying Place is far more than the sum of its parts.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Intriguing…An appropriately creepy atmosphere and well-rounded, flawed characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Joe Barrett’s rendition of Edgar Award winner Freeman’s latest effort perfectly captures the suspense of this engrossing mystery. His voice, low and breathy, suggests secrecy and danger, along with a hint of world-weariness that is especially appropriate for the burned-out Stride…His performance should keep listeners intrigued as the mysteries unravel.”

    AudioFile

  • “Crisp dialogue, steady suspense, and a cast of original characters drive this fifth entry in Macavity Award winner Freeman’s excellent series.”

    Booklist

  • “Be prepared for a tension-filled, dramatic roller-coaster ride…Narrator Joe Barrett…does a wonderful job of sustaining the excitement and also nails the Minnesota accents perfectly.”

    SoundCommentary.com (starred review)

  • “With a whopping surprise solution, Freeman’s latest packs quite a punch from cradle to grave.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Freeman begins dropping explosive revelations early in The Burying Place…Don’t even think about starting to read it without blocking out several hours. You won’t want to put this one down without finishing it.”

    Bookreporter.com

  • A 2011 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best Hardcover Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyla | 2/20/2014

    " Per usual, very twisted and sick. With that being said, I finished it in 2 days. His books are just so addicting. This one was pretty freaky. I also never figured out the ending until it was spelled out for me. Very good :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 2/16/2014

    " Good mystery about a serial killer and the police detectives who try to track him down. Lots of interesting characters and the usual romantic sub plots. Good light reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanillahugz | 2/16/2014

    " Love this author !! Couldn't put the book down and the ending was a twist I never saw coming !! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/2/2014

    " Decent car audio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryellen Woodside | 1/31/2014

    " Another great read from Freeman. This one keeps you guessing 'til the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara O'Neal | 1/21/2014

    " I think the author is a great writer and really defines his characters. You get involved in them. I started to get a bad feeling about Jonathan Stride in In The Dark. While the Burying Place is a great story I was terribly disappointed and heart broken at the end of this book. It disturbed me for days. I guess that's a sign of a great author when they become a part of your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Patterson | 1/19/2014

    " Lieutenant Stride and his team must stop a killing spree. This is the fifth book in the Jonathan Stride series. Perfectly plotted and pace. Highly recommended for fans of this genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/13/2014

    " I love this author's work and think that The Burying Place is one of his best. I read it in one sitting and could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/6/2014

    " very creepy.....every mothers worst nightmare! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/5/2014

    " Good book love the way he writes :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neely Alexander | 12/23/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I didn't figure out who the killer was until close to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 12/17/2013

    " this guy is good and he is a local boy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bree Folwick | 12/14/2013

    " Kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 12/8/2013

    " Definitely the best of the Stride books. Loved all the twists and turns, you never saw it coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 12/5/2013

    " Mr Freeman really kept me guessing this time around. I was surprised at who the villian turned out to be. Hopefully Detective Stride will return soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 12/4/2013

    " His books get harder and harder to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 10/31/2013

    " Definitely my favorite of this 5-book series (so far?). This book was awesome, and gripping every step of the way. As with all of Brian's books, this one has so many twists your head will be spinning by the time you're done. If you're a thriller-seeker, definitely read this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 10/11/2013

    " Very good mysteries! I like this a lot more than I thought I would...my first read of a book by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara B. | 4/20/2013

    " The last in the series of this character, so am anxiously awaiting the NEXT book! Good mystery.....kept you guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 4/20/2013

    " YES, back to Minnesota and GOOD story! Missed In the Dark so have it ordered. Need a bit of a break from murder and mayhem so I will read Fannie Flagg's latest, I Still Dream about You. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Lee Poli | 4/2/2013

    " I really enjoy brian freeman. He is a wonderful mystery writer and what i like about his books are the facts that he adds a bit of romance, mystery, and cop stuff. I have found myself reading all of his new novels when they come out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 2/23/2012

    " This is his best yet. There better be a 6th in the works. Lots of stuff to get squared away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Vrtikapa | 1/10/2012

    " Second book from this author where I didn't guess who did it -- love it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doris Luther | 11/20/2011

    " I haven't read the books before this one and that left a lot of questions about the relationships. I never cared about any of the people and finally just skipped to the last chapter to find out who did it. Wouldn't reccommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanda | 9/30/2011

    " I was pulled in from the first page...got my attention. Quick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 8/8/2011

    " Excellent read, great thriller that crackles with tension right until the the dramatic finale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 6/28/2011

    " It was good, and I liked the characters and the twists, but it got a little wordy for me and I wanted to rush ahead and just see what happened already! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 6/10/2011

    " Lieutenant Stride and his team must stop a killing spree. This is the fifth book in the Jonathan Stride series. Perfectly plotted and pace. Highly recommended for fans of this genre.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/21/2011

    " I really enjoyed it. Never would have guessed such a big twist right at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shereekjohnson | 5/21/2011

    " I read this in a couple of days so it obviously kept my interest and I wanted to know how it ended. But it did kind of creep me out—too much violence and the really deviant behavior. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 5/4/2011

    " I love this author's work and think that The Burying Place is one of his best. I read it in one sitting and could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duffy | 4/30/2011

    " Recommended by my sister Alice. Set in Duluth, that's fun "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 4/30/2011

    " So far so good this is the first book that I have read by this author, the twist and turns are all wonderful. On page 105 just started this morning on the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walter | 4/1/2011

    " Excellent who dun it. Keeps you guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 3/3/2011

    " It was good, and I liked the characters and the twists, but it got a little wordy for me and I wanted to rush ahead and just see what happened already! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/28/2011

    " very good! Many twists and turns! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/23/2011

    " and he does it again! loved this, i think this series has been getting better and better! can't wait for the next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/20/2011

    " This book was excellent! If you like the Prey series, you will love this. A real page turner. But I think it's part of a series. I will be finding the rest of the Brian Freeman books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/6/2011

    " Second book from this author where I didn't guess who did it -- love it!! "

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About the Author
Author Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is an internationally bestselling author of psychological suspense novels, including Immoral, Stripped, Stalked, In the Dark, The Burying Place, The Bone House, and Spilled Blood, which won the 2013 ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel. His books have been sold in forty-six countries and twenty languages and have appeared as main selections in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.