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.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
“[In] this strong standalone from Thriller Award–winner Freeman (the Jonathan Stride series),…Readers will admire the skillful way Freeman plays tricks with thriller conventions.” —Publishers Weekly
“Brian Freeman’s new stand-alone psychological thriller, Thief River Falls, [is] a twisty story that keeps the reader off balance until the surprising conclusion. First you’ll read it, then you’ll go back to see how the heck he did it.” —Pioneer Press
“This page-turner has more twists than Duluth’s Skyline Parkway or even San Francisco’s Lombard Street. It’s a helluva journey, and it has an I’m-not-crying, Shutter Island-like shocker surprise at the end.” —Duluth News-Tribune
“A thrilling, nonstop adventure…” —The Real Book Spy
“Thief River Falls reads like a whirlwind and ends way too soon for readers like myself who wanted to remain glued to these pages. The finale is brilliantly crafted and even brought a sniffle to my nose. This is highly recommended for those who enjoy their psychological thrillers infused with plenty of smarts and non-stop action.” —Bookreporter
“Freeman does a masterful job creating a nightmare scenario of never-ending darkness, roads that go nowhere with bogeymen at every intersection. A disturbing yet compelling thriller.” —Booklist
“Smart, wickedly suspenseful and full of truly shocking twists, Thief River Falls is also a moving tale about family—and with a thriller writer at its center. How could I help but love it?” —Alison Gaylin, Edgar-winning author of Never Look Back
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. Brian is widely acclaimed for his vivid “you are there” settings, from San Francisco to the Midwest, and for his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots.
Brian lives in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia. For more information on the author and his books, visit http://bfreemanbooks.com.