Finalist for the 2012 Audie Award for Best Thriller/Suspense Narration
An Audible.com Bestseller
Hilary and Mark Bradley are trapped in a web of suspicion. Last year, accusations of a torrid affair with a student cost Mark his teaching job and made the young couple outcasts in their remote island town off the Lake Michigan coast. Now a teenage girl is found dead on a deserted beach, and once again, Mark faces a hostile town convinced of his guilt.
Hilary Bradley is determined to prove that Mark is innocent, but she’s on a lonely, dangerous quest. Even when she discovers that the murdered girl was witness to a horrific crime years earlier, the police are certain she’s throwing up a smoke screen to protect her husband. Only a quirky detective named Cab Bolton seems willing to believe Hilary’s story.
Hilary and Cab soon find that people in this community are willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden—and to make sure Mark doesn’t get away with murder. With each shocking revelation, even Hilary begins to wonder whether her husband is truly innocent. Freeman’s first stand-alone thriller since his Stride novels is a knockout.
© 2011 by Brian Freeman
“Freeman is an excellent purveyor of psychological suspense…Freeman expertly links the back stories of the Bones and the Bradleys and keeps the suspense at fever pitch.”
Daily Mail (London)
“Scorching suspense…In this book, [Freeman] has surpassed himself.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“The Bone House more than lives up to its evocative title.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“It’s one of those books, one that is so good you hate to see it end. The Bone House is being marketed as Freeman’s first stand-alone work, but I would be the first to lobby for more Cab Bolton.”
“Solid…Well-developed characters and a thrilling climax.”
“Freeman does a nice cat-and-mouse routine concerning Mark’s guilt or innocence, which keeps the suspense high.”
“Captivating…A book that presents sufficient twists, turns, and traps to intrigue any devotee of the thriller genre.”
“As tension mounts, Barrett quickens the pace, unfolding a riveting whodunit with a suspenseful narration. A 2012 Audies finalist.”
Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.