Brian Freeman is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride and Cab Bolton series. Since 2005, he has sold books in 46 countries and 20 languages. His stand-alone novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards, and his novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. Other winners of this award have included authors Stephen King, John Sandford, and Jeffery Deaver.
His debut thriller, IMMORAL, won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for the Dagger, Edgar, Anthony, and Barry awards for Best First Novel. IMMORAL was also chosen as International Book of the Month by book clubs around the world. His novel THE BONE HOUSE was named a finalist for Best Audiobook of the Year in Thriller/Suspense. He is a three-time finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in his home state. His books have been chosen for special promotions by the American Booksellers Association, the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.
Freeman’s writing has been praised by critics and bestselling authors alike, including Michael Connelly, Lisa Gardner, and Nelson DeMille. “My discovery this year has been crime writer Brian Freeman,” wrote the Daily Mail in its review of THE BURYING PLACE. “Fleshed-out characters, high tension and terrifying twists put Freeman up there with Harlan Coben in the psychological crime stratosphere.”
In addition to his many intense, character-driven thrillers, Freeman enjoyed success in a completely different genre with his chick-lit comedy-drama THE AGENCY, which People Magazine described as “entertaining…witty…a delight.” THE AGENCY (published under the pseudonym Ally O’Brien) was written with first-person female narration and settings in London and New York. Freeman’s follow-up to THE AGENCY was WEST 57, which Booklist called “just the right mix of zany humor and sexy romance.”