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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman

I seldom post my Kindle reads here and do not know why.  This one was free to me with my Amazon Prime membership so I accepted and read it.  An understatement, I could not stop reading, something I seldom do on the Kindle, preferring a hard copy book.   But this was a great thriller by an author new to me.  I was skeptical because, well, the old saying, "get what you pay for or a little less" and this was free.  But really a great read, characters and writing.  I am sharing the review below from Good Reads, saving myself time as I could not say it any better.  Although I did hi-lite some phrases I do not have the Kindle handy here so will not include those.  I give this a 4 1/2 stars.  Never ever expected it to take the turns it did nor was I sure it would end that way.  All to me the proof of an excellent thriller, mystery.,  And I learned about yet another place, farther north here in MN.  ****.

 Courtesy of GoodReads site "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

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