Minnesota Book Awards

Wow! Love to see THE URSULINA as a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

This is my 7th time as a finalist…which makes me feel proud (and old)! I last won the award two years ago for THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW…so there’s some beautiful synergy in having THE URSULINA as a finalist, too.

What a great roster of books and authors in all of the categories this year. Enjoy all of them!

Audible Daily Deal (December 24)

Santa knows you were good this year. I REMEMBER YOU, with incredible narration by Carlotta Brentan, is today’s Audible Daily Deal…just in time for Christmas. Ho ho ho!

It’s only $3.99 for Audible members and non-members alike! (Plus, you can get it through Amazon, too.)

But hurry…the deal disappears just as Santa is getting ready to come down the chimney!

The Zero Night

Have you read THE ZERO NIGHT yet?

This is the 11th novel in my Jonathan Stride series — and yet, as many readers and reviewers have pointed out, you can dive right into this book even if you’re new to the series. You’ll get a full, rich look at the characters, and then I think you’ll want to go back and discover some of their earlier stories.

I’ve also been thrilled by how many readers have written to tell me this is the best Stride novel yet. That means a lot after almost 20 years in this business!

Here are some of my favorite quotes from readers and reviewers:

“This was one of the best books I have ever read. From the first sentence on, it was gripping, fascinating, embracing, with a climatic ending.”

“THE ZERO NIGHT, the 11th installment in Brian Freeman’s first-class Jonathan Stride series, introduces us to a keen mystery before flowering into an outstanding character-driven piece about Stride and his wife, Serena….Freeman produces some of his most poignant work to date”

“Races like a speeding bullet.”

“This book blew me away and I did not want it to end….by far the best book in this terrific series.”

“Perfectly balances plot twists and character development.”

I hope you’ll get your copy of THE ZERO NIGHT today!

Countdown to Stride

It’s been a busy year for book releases.

We started with THE URSULINA — my follow-up novel to THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW — in February. This summer we’ve had two more launches, my third Jason Bourne novel THE BOURNE SACRIFICE and my “Michael Crichtonesque” stand-alone thriller I REMEMBER YOU.

But we’re not done! It’s been two years since you last met Jonathan Stride in FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND. Now we’re counting down toward November 1 and the release of my latest Stride novel, THE ZERO NIGHT.

“Freeman makes the inner lives of the Strides accessible even for newcomers, and perfectly balances plot twists and character development,” says Publishers Weekly. “Those who like their crime thrillers infused with humanity will be rewarded.”

Be sure to pre-order your copy at your local bookseller or online!

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Fiendish Freeman

“Fiendish Freeman”

Apparently, that’s my new nickname. My latest stand-alone thriller I REMEMBER YOU is available now, and here’s what Kirkus says in their starred review:

“Fasten your seatbelts. Fiendish Freeman has engineered another peerlessly bumpy ride…. Wheels within wheels within wheels, cunningly intermeshed by a master who sweats every nightmarish detail.”

I REMEMBER YOU is about a young woman who’s revived after her heart stops — and finds herself haunted by dark memories that seem to come from someone else’s life. Publishers Weekly compares the book to the medical thrillers of Michael Crichton and says, “Freeman keeps the twists coming.”

Bookreporter chimes in: “With the release of I REMEMBER YOU, author Brian Freeman has conceived something unlike anything I have read from him previously and the end result is a fiendishly clever novel that will keep you puzzled and surprised right up to the final pages.”

There’s that word again. Fiendish!

Are you intrigued? You can get your copy right now in e-book, Kindle Unlimited, audio, hardcover, and paperback…and start reading this weekend!