Next year is going to be a huge year for Brian Freeman.
Though he recently made headlines when it was announced that he was picked to continue the Jason Bourne franchise for Robert Ludlum’s estate, it turns out that won’t be the only book Freeman puts out in 2020, as he’s also slated to release Theif River Falls, a new psychological thriller, on January 28th—and we have all the details below.
Freeman, who last published Alter Ego, the ninth book in his Jonathan Slade series in 2018, has presumably been off the grid working on the next installment in the Jason Bourne franchise after taking over for longtime Bourne writer Eric Van Lustbader, who carried the torch passed on by Ludlum himself in 2004. As it turns out, though, he’s already completed Thief River Falls, which will simultaneously be released by the Amazon publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer in all major formats—hardcover, paperback, audiobook, and ebook—as well as part of their Kindle Unlimted plan, making it free for subscribers.
Harrowing loss, psychological trauma, and a deadly mystery test the human will to survive in this electrifying novel from award-winning author Brian Freeman.
Lisa Power is a tortured ghost of her former self. The author of a bestselling thriller called Thief River Falls, named after her rural Minnesota hometown, Lisa is secluded in her remote house as she struggles with the loss of her entire family: a series of tragedies she calls the “Dark Star.”
Then a nameless runaway boy shows up at her door with a terrifying story: he’s just escaped death after witnessing a brutal murder—a crime the police want to cover up. Obsessed with the boy’s safety, Lisa resolves to expose this crime, but powerful men in Thief River Falls are desperate to get the boy back, and now they want her too.
Lisa and her young visitor have nowhere to go as the trap closes around them. Still under the strange, unforgiving threat of the Dark Star, Lisa must find a way to save them both, or they’ll become the victims of another shocking tragedy she can’t foresee.
Brian Freeman is an Amazon Charts bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Frost Easton and Jonathan Stride series. His books have been sold in forty-six countries and translated into twenty-two languages. His stand-alone thriller Spilled Blood was named Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards, and his novel The Burying Place was a finalist for the same honor. The Night Bird, the first book in the Frost Easton series, was one of the top twenty Kindle bestsellers of 2017.
Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.