Jonathan Stride

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,515 ratings

Immoral Publisher's Summary

In a riveting debut thriller that has drawn comparisons to masters of the genre like Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a story that grips the reader with vivid characters and shocking plot twists from the first minute to the last.

Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is suffering from an ugly case of deja vu. For the second time in a year, a beautiful teenage girl has disappeared off the streets of Duluth, Minnesota, gone without a trace, like a bitter gust off Lake Superior. The two victims couldn't be more different. First it was Kerry McGrath, bubbly, sweet 16. And now Rachel Deese, strange, sexually charged, a wild child. The media hounds Stride to catch a serial killer, and as the search carries him from the icy stillness of the northern woods to the erotic heat of Las Vegas, he must decide which facts are real and which are illusions. And Stride finds his own life changed forever by the secrets he uncovers. Secrets that stretch across time in a web of lies, death, and illicit desire. Secrets that are chillingly immoral.

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  • Book 1

    • Immoral

    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 655
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 463

    In a riveting debut thriller that has drawn comparisons to masters of the genre like Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a story that grips the reader with vivid characters and shocking plot twists from the first minute to the last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING

    • By Larry on 10-28-05

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Stripped

    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial are both investigating high-profile murders in Las Vegas. A celebrity is assassinated during a fling with a prostitute, and a young boy is killed in a brutal hit-and-run incident. When the cases converge, Jonathan and Serena find themselves racing the clock against a determined serial killer and searching for a connection to the unsolved murder of a showgirl years earlier.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Addition To The Series

    • By Lia on 05-27-17

    Regular price: $25.17

  • Book 3

    • Stalked

    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Lieutenant Jonathan Stride knows his partner, Maggie Bei, is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. She's obviously hiding a terrible secret, and her silence only feeds suspicion. But Maggie isn't the only one keeping secrets in Duluth. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a stash of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message: "I know who it is."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed this book

    • By Lisa on 02-20-08

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 4

    • In the Dark

    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett, Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    In the summer after his junior year of high school, Jonathan Stride fell in love with Cindy Starr, the girl who would become his wife. But that same summer, Cindy's sister, Laura, was brutally murdered. The police suspected a vagrant of committing the crime, but Stride and Cindy were both convinced that the killer was someone close to Laura. Thirty years later, Laura's best friend, Tish Verdure, returns to Duluth to write a book about Laura's death.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Minnesota native objects

    • By karen on 09-23-10

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 5

    • The Burying Place

    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 296

    Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is quietly recovering from injuries sustained on his latest case when a rich doctor's baby is kidnapped and his peace is shattered. As suspicion builds that the doctor may have staged the baby’s disappearance, the relationship between the doctor and his wife and neighbors begins to disintegrate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Loy on 05-21-10

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5.5

    • Spitting Devil

    • Jonathan Stride, Book 5.5
    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting short story

    • By Wayne on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 6

    • The Cold Nowhere

    • Jonathan Stride, Book 6
    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Ten years ago, six-year-old Catalina Mateo hid under the porch of her family home while a knife butchered her mother and a bullet killed her father. Now a rough-sleeping orphan, Cat arrives at the house of Detective Jonathan Stride, pleading for protection. Drenched in the icy waters of Lake Superior, she claims to have narrowly escaped a cold-blooded killer. Stride's raw instinct is to protect Cat, whose late parents' case - and his personal guilt associated with it - still sends a shiver down his spine. As a result, he takes the troubled teenager under his wing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't disappoint

    • By Quilter on 04-22-14

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 5.6

    • Turn to Stone

    • A Jonathan Stride Novella
    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    On his way back to Duluth, Stride stops to visit the grave of his mother in a small Wisconsin town. After a shocking occurrence in the cemetery, Stride becomes enmeshed in a gruesome and suspenseful search for a killer who knows things no one else alive should know.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For the Freeman fans - This review is for you

    • By John on 04-07-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 7

    • Goodbye to the Dead

    • The Jonathan Stride Series, Book 7
    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    It has been almost a decade since Duluth said good-bye to its innocence. The city creeps ever closer to the 10th anniversary of the year in which it found itself both gripped by murder and united in terror and during which the pillar of its community, DS Jonathan Stride, had his home and heart torn to ribbons by the claws of cancer. Cat Mateo, an orphan with a knack for landing on her feet, has bid farewell to a life on the streets. This once-stray teenager owes her rescue to Detective Stride, the father figure she holds close to her heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • JUST GET THE BOOK!

    • By shelley on 03-10-16

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 9

    • Alter Ego

    • The Jonathan Stride series, Book 9
    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    When a freak accident kills a driver on the remote roads outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride is disturbed to discover that the victim appears to be a "ghost", with a false identity and no evidence to suggest who he really was. What's worse, the man has a gun locked in the trunk - and it has recently been fired. The next day Stride learns that a Duluth college student has vanished and worries that the two incidents are related. But what would have put an ordinary young woman in the crosshairs of a man who has all the hallmarks of an assassin for hire?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Freeman Stride Bolton & Barrett! WOW!!!!

    • By shelley on 05-02-18
    • The Jonathan Stride series, Book 9
    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 103 ratings

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 8

    • Marathon

    • A Jonathan Stride Novel
    • By: Brian Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    On a rainy June morning, tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city's biggest annual event: the Duluth Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line and spectators line the streets to cheer them on. Then, in a terrifying echo of the Boston bombing, there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured. Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial, and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the terrorists behind the tragedy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointingly Predictable

    • By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $27.97