The Cold Nowhere

The Cold Nowhere

A Jonathan Stride Novel

Book - 2014
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Edgar Award finalist and international bestselling author Brian Freeman brings the long-awaited return of Lieutenant Jonathan Stride to the bitter cold of Duluth, Minnesota.

Sixteen-year-old Catalina Mateo shows up unannounced one night in Detective Jonathan Stride's home, dripping wet from a desperate plunge into the icy waters of Lake Superior. Her sodden clothes stained with blood, Cat spins a tale of a narrow escape from a shadowy pursuer.

Stride decides to trust this girl, but his judgment may be clouded by memories of Cat's mother. Ten years earlier, Cat hid under the porch of her family home while her mother was brutally butchered by her ex-con father. Stride still blames himself for not preventing the slaughter.

But is Cat telling the truth? Stride's police partner, Maggie Bei, doubts the homeless girl, who has been living rough on the streets of Duluth since her mother's death--and now sleeps with a knife hidden under her pillow.

As Stride investigates Cat's story, more violence trails in the teenager's wake--and Maggie's suspicions about her deepen. Now a single question haunts the void between them: Should Stride be afraid for--or of--this terribly damaged girl?
Publisher: New York :, Quercus,, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781623651312
Branch Call Number: F FRE
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 26, 2015

I didn't think it was as good as his previous books but it was still an interesting read. Freeman brings back a solid cast of characters that help shore up the plot

constanceschabitzer Jul 10, 2014

a very good read, always this author keeps you wondering and guessing...with great endings, so twisted :D

May 22, 2014

Loads of action.

ChristchurchLib May 11, 2014

"One cold April night, Duluth police detective Jonathan Stride comes home to find 16-year-old Cat Mateo, a runaway and prostitute with ties to Stride's own past, waiting for him. Fearing a deadly stalker, she needs his help, and he's willing to give it, though his long-time partner (and one-time lover), Maggie Bei, has doubts about Cat's true motives. Playing out like a "high-stakes chess game" (Booklist), this 6th in a series switches between Stride's point of view and that of Cat's pursuer; thanks to its menacing tone, fans of Scandinavian crime fiction may find Minnesota springs just as chilling." Thrillers and Suspense May 2014 newslettter

Djeremay May 01, 2014

Action-packed from beginning to end. Expertly crafted plot, hard to put down. Just when you think you know the direction the plotline's going, the author throws you a hook you didn't see coming. Love it! Couldn't ask for more

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