Title: Turn to Stone Author: Brian Freeman Published: February 18th 2014 by Quercus Format: ebook Pgs 224 Genre: Police Procedural Series: Jonathan Stride #5.6
This is exactly why I dislike half books. They seem never ending.
Detective Jonathan Stride is one his way home to Duluth, Minnesota and decides to make a quick stop at his mother’s grave. As he is preparing to leave, a local sheriff’s car pulls up and before Stride can approach this man, the officer pulls out his gun and shoots himself.
Darn, now what is he supposed to do? Well, being Stride, he can leave no death unturned and finds himself in the middle of a bumbling investigation that leads to one, then two and possibly three reasons for this suicide.
Why did Brian Freeman drag out this story? You’re guess is as good as mine, but I am leaning towards one explanation would make this a short story, two explanations make it a short novella, but three, darn, that just might get people to buy a half book before the next full novel is ready for release.
I might be a bit skeptical, but this book offered nothing to the devoted Jonathan Stride fans.