Goodbye to the Dead

Goodbye to the Dead

A Jonathan Stride Novel

Book - 2016
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Detective Jonathan Stride's first wife, Cindy, died of cancer eight years ago, but her ghost hangs over Stride's relationship with current lover, and fellow detective, Serena Dial. When Serena witnesses a brutal murder outside a Duluth bar, she stumbles onto a case with roots that go all the way back to the last year of Cindy Stride's life.
At the time, Cindy and Stride were on opposite sides of a domestic murder investigation. Gorgeous, brilliant Janine Snow--a surgeon transplanted to Duluth from Texas--was the prime suspect in the shooting death of her husband. Cindy believed her friend Janine was innocent, but Stride thought all the evidence pointed to the surgeon--even though the gun was never found. Despite Cindy's attempts to help Janine, the case led to a high-profile murder trial in which Janine was convicted and sent to prison.
During the current investigation, Serena finds a gun used in the murder of a woman connected to an organized crime syndicate--a gun that turns out to be the same weapon used to kill Janine Snow's husband. Two unrelated cases years apart suddenly have a mysterious connection. As Stride investigates the possibility that human traffickers are targeting women in the Duluth port, he begins to question whether he made a terrible mistake eight years ago by putting an innocent woman in prison. And whether he will ever be able to make peace with the memory of his beloved wife and give his heart to Serena.
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2016, ♭2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781623659110
Branch Call Number: FREE
Characteristics: 408 pages ; 24 cm


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Nov 10, 2016

Life followed its own twisting path.

Nov 10, 2016

Some debts aren't meant to be repaid.

Nov 10, 2016

Your only real weapon is the clearness of your brain.

Nov 10, 2016

Lawsuits are an unfortunate reality of the medical profession these days.

Nov 10, 2016

Sometimes desperate people will do just about anything...

Nov 10, 2016

There are always bears feeding in the shallows.


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Feb 01, 2017

Not quite what I expected from the reviews. Half way through the "mental" shooter begins to take over and shoot up a public area. I read not to relive the tragic news we experience daily. Shame on Martini for bringing this character into an otherwise good book.

Jul 16, 2016

I read this one right after the first Jonathan Stride thriller, Immoral, just to see where Brian Freeman would go with all his main characters and themes.He must have saved all his discarded jottings from his original storyline with a few new ones thrown in and gone from there.It worked on the whole. Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying there are no good or bad stories; just good and bad writing. Brian Freeman has the ability to write well on his side.

Jun 18, 2016

The evidence, the trial and verdict are convincing. Freeman leads the reader through the pages to various discoveries and surprises that only he can resolve.

Djeremay Apr 06, 2016

One of Freeman's best novels yet. Couldn't put it down - read it in a couple days. His writing keeps you hooked, wanting to see what'll happen next. The ending was surprising & sad, but now I can't wait to see where the story will go from there.

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