In the Dark

In the Dark

Book - 2009
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Two young lovers. A sultry summer night. One brutal, cold-blooded murder.  In this stunning, atmospheric thriller, Brian Freeman takes you deep into Detective Jonathan Stride's complicated past.

It's the case that has haunted Stride for thirty years.  During the summer after his junior year of high school, he fell in love with beautiful Cindy Starr, the girl who would become his wife.  But on the Fourth of July, the same night that Jonny and Cindy cemented their love, Cindy's older sister Laura was savagely murdered.  The police suspected a vagrant of committing the crime, but no one was ever arrested, and the case was closed.

Now, Laura's best friend Tish Verdure has returned to Duluth to write a book about Laura's death.  Tish knows secrets that a lot of people would like to keep hidden, including information about Cindy that leave Stride questioning his entire past.  When a young girl is found drowned in the St. Louis River and a witness to the original murder attempts suicide, Stride realizes that the violence of the past is spilling over into the present.

As he unearths the explosive events that led to Laura's murder, Stride discovers that the ripples of her death changed everyone's lives, including his own.  Can Stride put to rest the ghosts of his past, or will they devour him whole?

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780312363291
031236329X
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 25 cm

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rahmmie
Jun 18, 2015

This was a re-read for me. I thought it wasn't nearly as good as the previous 3 books in the series with Stride/Bei/and Dial. It was interesting but the book's rhythm seemed to stall at times and it was hard for it to get going again

SUNRISE12 Jan 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. I have just discovered this author upon reading Stalked. I found this book moved more quickly than the previous one. The plot takes quite a few turns and I had no idea who the guilty party was so that is always a bonus!

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taniatilesi
Nov 30, 2012

This Minnesota author is excellent. I can relate to the areas in Duluth because I am from there.

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kowleen
Mar 16, 2012

This book is also called The Watcher (depending on whether or not it's the US or UK edition).

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nhoj
Nov 04, 2011

A peeping Tom is the subject that the story keeps coming back to. Stride is asked to look into an unsolved murder from his youth of his future wife's sister. He and she were tangentially involved at the time.

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