Thursday, January 19, 2017

ARC Review - The Night Bird by Brian Freeman



Publication Date is coming soon - February 1, 2017

Book Summary from Amazon

Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn’t like coincidences. When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco—as seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks—Frost looks for a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein. Frankie’s controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories…and all the victims were her patients.
As Frost and Frankie carry out their own investigations, the case becomes increasingly personal—and dangerous. Long-submerged secrets surface as someone called the Night Bird taunts the pair with cryptic messages pertaining to the deaths. Soon Frankie is forced to confront strange gaps in her own memory, and Frost faces a killer who knows the detective’s worst fears.
As the body count rises and the Night Bird circles ever closer, a dedicated cop and a brilliant doctor race to solve the puzzle before a cunning killer claims another victim.

My Review - 4

The Goodreads group, A Good Thriller, highly recommended him.  I read The Spitting Devil, a short story to see how I liked the writing and loved it but still didn't pick up one of his books.  Then Amazon Prime offered me The Night Bird, I will definitely look out for more by Brian Freeman now.

This is a great mystery to see if you can figure it out.  Overall I enjoyed the characters but I have to say I agree with this Psychiatrist needing her own therapist, wow.  His friend smiled.  "You know what they say about psychiatrists, Frost.  They only go into the business to find someone crazier than they are."  Kindle 57%

Frankie started to receive cryptic messages - Remember Me and all from thenightbird@gmx.com.   She is used to receiving threats or similar messages and thinks nothing of it but soon realizes that it is threats and very personal.  Frankie helped patients forget memories and create new ones.  Unfortunately not everyone wants to forget or allow anyone to get away with creating fatal memories.

I really enjoyed how they pin pointed the killer and then it was a race to find him before more patients of Frankie or Frankie were killed.  Detective Frost was on the first scene were he met Lucy who was a witness to her friend having a psychotic break.  During the investigation Lucy decides to try to become a pawn but before Frost can talk her out of it the Night Bird captures her.

This book will take you on a roller coaster and you will think different people are the killer or involved in some way which was well executed.  I would love to know if people guess correctly.

I didn't love Frankie's character and I feel she took the patient confidentiality a few steps to far, putting herself directly into danger but in the end I felt due to her own memories maybe she wanted to be in danger.

Thank you to Amazon Prime for a great featured book to read prior to release date.


What Brian Freeman book would you recommend?


8 comments:

  1. This sounds like a book I would have loved 15 years ago. I kind of burned myself out on this type though. I do like the psychology aspect this one has.

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    1. Jenny, I am starting to realize little changes in my choices also. The psychological thrillers are still my favourite.

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  2. Oh my, it sounds like the tension really builds in that book!

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  3. I saw this one offered and thought about getting it. Have not though so far. I'm intrigued by the memory storyline. Have not read any of this author as yet.

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  4. Thanks for the review! I just grabbed it off of Amazon, too. Brian Freeman is new to me.

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  5. A new to me author, but I do like the sound of this book.

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  7. I haven't tried my author myself but I want to just based off of that cover alone! I love it and the sound of this book thanks to your review :)

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