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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Karlstad LINK Site||FRE (Text)||35500005374069||Main||Checked out||06/17/2020|
|Red Lake Falls Public Library||FRE (Text)||35500005821630||Main||Checked out||06/24/2020|
- ISBN: 0857383213 (hbk)
- ISBN: 9780857383211 (hbk)
- ISBN: 9781623651312
- ISBN: 162365131X
- ISBN: 0857383221 (pbk)
- ISBN: 9780857383228 (pbk)
408 p. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: London : Quercus, 2013.
|Summary, etc.:||Ten years ago, six-year-old Catalina Mateo hid under the porch of her family home while a knife butchered her mother and a bullet killed her father. Now, a rough-sleeping orphan, Cat arrives at the house of Detective Jonathan Stride, pleading for protection. Covered in blood and drenched in the icy waters of Lake Superior, she claims to have narrowly escaped a cold-blooded killer. Stride's raw instinct is to protect Cat, whose late parents' case - and his personal guilt associated with it - still sends a shiver down his spine. As a result, he takes the troubled teenager under his wing without as much as a second thought. However, Stride's partner Maggie Bei is not convinced. She doubts the sincerity of this beautiful young streetwalker who has so easily won Stride's trust, and now sleeps in his house with a butcher's knife under her pillow. As Stride continues to care for Cat, Maggie's suspicions solidify, and a single question occupies the void between them: should Stride be afraid for, or of, this terribly damaged girl?|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 March #1
Back off, Nordic noir. For sheer wintry relentlessness and icebound desolation, the various Scandinavian settings now fashionable in thrillers cannot compete with the decaying shipping and mining city of Duluth, Minnesota. And this small city, whose crumbling mansions and factories converted to shops are an architectural reminder of an earlier era, is the perfect place for a thriller about the stranglehold the past exerts on the present. Series hero Jonathan Stride, a Duluth police lieutenant, carries a barge-load of guilt from 10 years ago, when he failed to stop an abusive husband from murdering Stride's friend. The past comes dripping into his home when the 16-year-old surviving daughter, now a runaway and a prostitute, arrives nearly dead from exposure after jumping off a ship in the harbor. The girl claims that a man is stalking her, trying to kill her. The narrative moves between the point of view of Stride and that of the girl's pursuer, making this well-plotted, atmospheric thriller feel like a high-stakes chess game. Freeman's Spilled Blood won Best Hardcover Novel of 2013 at the International Thriller Awards. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
A native of Chicago and longtime resident of the Twin Cities, 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. He is the author of The Cold Nowhere, and Spilled Blood--which was the recipient of the Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards presented by the International Thriller Writers organization. The Burying Place was a finalist for the same award. The Bone House was a finalist for Best Audiobook of the Year in Thriller/Suspense. Brian's debut thriller, Immoral, won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel.
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