Review: Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman

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Thief River Falls Stand-Alone Psychological Thriller Thomas & Mercer Digital, print, audio 314 Pages Amazon

Description (from the publisher)

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.

Thrilling Reads Book Review

A genuine page-turner that will prevent you from going to bed as you keep reading this intriguing whirlwind of a story with nonstop adventure and suspenseful twists that would make Alfred Hitchcock smile.

There is a novel within a novel meta component to Thief River Falls that at first had me worried but Brian Freeman is a masterful storyteller and in his capable hands he made use of it in a way that made sense fitting the plot of the story like a glove.

I really can’t get into the nitty gritty of Thief River Falls without spoiling it for you, so I won’t, but trust me, this is a great, suspenseful thriller with a compelling protagonist, Lisa Power, doing everything she can to protect a young boy in danger.

Thief River Falls is in my top five thrillers of the year.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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