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In a riveting debut thriller that has drawn comparisons to masters of the genre like Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a story that grips the reader with vivid characters and shocking plot twists from the first page to the last.

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.


Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2005
ISBN: 9780312340421
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Fre


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Nov 27, 2017

Good story, edgy. Flows well and characters are well done. As always, with Freeman, something comes out of nowhere.

Aug 17, 2017

A good mystery novel with good characterization. The plot is full of twists and the narrative is tight and well paced. For the detectives, there was a little too much "gut feeling" analysis but it doesn't drag the plot down. Worth reading if you like an edgy murder mystery novel.

Aug 06, 2016

I abandoned this audiobook for a while because the story seemed a bit lame but then picked it up again on a road trip. It held my interest and got me through the highway miles but I can't say that I endorse it.

Jul 12, 2016

Immoral proved to be an apt title for this psychological thriller. The twists and turns were amazing. At times,I found the voyeuristic aspects very disturbing and thoroughly unpleasant.This was published in 2005.Badly damaged people in small town America have been in the news a lot lately; nothing has changed. There was a kind of justice in the end. The editors, however, should have been more careful with their proof-reading.Time lines are important.I am going to read Freeman's latest to see how far he has gone with Jonathan Stride.

May 09, 2015

Excellent book, lots of twists and turns and a very likeable main characters that seem to flow to life from the author

Sep 27, 2013

I haven't yet read a book by Brian Freeman that I didn't truly enjoy. Action-packed, suspense and drama!

Oct 24, 2011

Very good read. An 18 year old girl dissappears. The police arrest the step father. The story centers around the police duo(Jonathan Strider and partner Maggie) heading the investigation and what happened to the girl.
The 1st novel for Freeman

Mar 30, 2011

The books in this Jonathan Stride series are very difficult to put down. All except


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