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Publisher's Summary

Detective Jonathan Stride is back.

A third woman dead in two months, and for the third time, Alison Malville isn't sure her husband was home all night.

When the killer sends the usual photo of his victim to the press, she sees an item of her clothing left with this body, too.

Could you believe your own husband was capable of murder? Would you turn him in?

This gripping thriller from the acclaimed author of Spilled Blood will keep you riveted.

©2015 Brian Freeman (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Spitting Devil

Although this may have been a short story it was still worth the listen. There are other reviewers complaining about the short story but I enjoyed it 100%. A lot happened in a little over an hour and it was easy to follow. Between the short romance of Joe and Maggie, a wife thinking her husband was a serial killer and a smart but scared 10 year old boy this short story came together perfectly!

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Interesting short story

I'm a fan of author Brian Freeman and his Jonathan Stride modern detective series, but this short story is quite simply weird. It's as much a horror story as modern detective. Frankly, its not worth the cost and time.

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good story

Wish it was a longer story with a different ending. Story was great until the end which I dont want to spoil.

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PERFECT HALLOWEEN

The story was interesting but too short to develop the characters enough to care about them, except the son. Great potential, though. Loved the narrator, as usual.

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quick little mental adventure!

I enjoyed this piece. I've enjoyed each freeman story very much! I wish it had been a full sized book!

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A deliciously creepy read!

This novella creeped me out, and I LOVED IT! Brian Freeman definitely stepped outside of the box for this one.

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What was he thinking?

I’ve been listening to Brian Freeman’s novels, in order. I have enjoyed the Stride series, until now. I can only hope this book was a short term break for Mr. Freeman.

The story was stupid and not believable. I don’t know what was more ridiculous...the “bad guy” ending up the way he did or the actions of the 10 year boy.

Don’t waste your money or time on this book.

Story got 2 stars because I hit the stars wrong and couldn’t get the display to change.

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Short but great

This was just a short story, so that was a bit different from the rest of the series. It was well done and a great little mystery spun very well. Serena is still gone and Stride and Maggie are sleeping together nightly and sharing kisses, this make them both go WAY down in my book. Which makes me really sad, as I loved them up to this point. I can't believe Stride has just forsaken his love and relationship with Serena so easily and move on with Maggie like all is well. I hope the rest of the series doesn't continue like this, I liked liking Stride, now he is being tainted.

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What was that?

This book has so many extra descriptive words and excess dialog that I'd swear it was written by a ghost writer or while Brian Freeman was impaired. This had to have been an early short story idea for a novel. Thank goodness Freeman's writing improved or I wouldn't be 5.5 books into the series. This book is shockingly bad for this author.

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Too short

Another hit by Brian Freeman. Be aware that this is a short story. I was prepared for another long suspense, but it resolved to quickly.

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  • 01-05-22

another mind grabbing book

I'm hooked on this series ,I didn't expect this short story to be on parr with the others but it was

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  • Helen
  • 01-03-22

Common story

A boogeyman that finally exists... A very usual story and the short length of it doesn’t let much space for something groundbreaking. The narrator's voice is a bit too spooky for the circumstances.