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psychological thrillers are my favorite genre. I love them and if written right, I seriously can't put one down until it is ended. I also read alot of true crime because I think one of these days I will figure it all out. What it is that can turn a seemingly "normal" person into a killer, lol. Can you tell I took alot of Psychology in college? It absolutely fascinates me.
To me, as long as I am able to connect with the characters of the book, it doesn't matter how long the book is. I'm not sure if that is what you meant exactly, but it's how I feel. It wasn't that long ago that I read a book that was somewhere in the 500-600 page range. Most people wouldn't give that book a second look, but I brought it home, and was transported to another life for a little over a day. I use that term and say a little over a day because I couldn't put the book down!! I immediately connected with the main character, and went through everything with her!! I cried during the painful parts of her life, and my heart leapt for joy when she had found some happiness in her life as well. That is what a good author is supposed to do, and this one did so with flair. I read all different genres, depending on my mood. I try not to stay bogged down with just one. Now I am hoping to read your book, and get hooked with another great story line. Thank you for having the same mind-set as me, and I'm looking forward to being transported to another place again.
I get attached to well-developed characters. While being in a Writers Group for 5 years, one fellow wrote horror and by the time you turned page 2 practically everybody was killed. We told him to spend some more time on his people, but he still managed to kill them off quickly and instead went into the tools and skills of the hit-man business in extreme detail.
It is all about the characters and one of the things that keep me drawn to Brian's books are the characters. I agree with his assessment ... sometimes it takes too long to become involved in books and the reader will lose interest. I stopped reading books by Tom Clancy because in one of his 1500 page behemoths, the story itself did not really get started until after page 400, the rest all being background. Another author that I have met and communicated with told me you need to get the reader hooked almost from page one. Brian hooks me, creates characters and situations which I can understand and relate to, and that is why I read his books.
Oh, and BTW, I think he has a great birth date!
I would love to win. Looks like a great read!
I love a great read and Brian, you provide a great read every
I was strictly a non-fiction reader until I went on vacation and came across the book Immoral. I have been a huge fan ever since and have read all of Brian Freeman's books. The character and story development are amazing. The characters reach out and capture you.
I have read all Brian's books and they just keep getting
I have never read one of your books and now know I have been missing a real treat. The two book descriptions given are definately going to make me put this on my TBR list! I loved your interview also.
I love a good thriller (which Brian writes)that makes me just itch to read the last page. A really good book is one where when I finish it I feel as if I am losing a good friend. I don't want it to be over! His books deliver that.
I really like a book that promises excitement from page one on.
I deceided to start reading from Immoral and going from there. Your books sound great!
This sounds like an exciting read. I have a large library in my H.S. classroom. I think the kids will love this book.
My boyfriend and I love thrillers. When we win your book (positive thinking!) we'll be sure to pass it along to friends when were finished. I leave reviews on Amazon also.
I liked the fact that you get to the heart of your characters and empathize with them. The fact that you are able to get inside the heads of your characters is fantastic. I want to read a book like this!
This sounds like a very exciting thriller, just the type I would enjoy reading. I've now added your name to the list of authors I use when I go to the bookstore.
I haven't read any of your books yet but your post served as an introduction to your works for me. This sounds like a great read.
‘Empathy is trying on someone elses shoes – sympathy is wearing them’ Isn’t this what good quality fiction is all about? Being able to imagine your reactions to a situation and thinking through the processes. My sister and I recently had a long conversation about Serena’s actions in ‘Stalked’ and what we would do in the same situation. We both love your books and find the characters realistic even though the situations are, hopefully, ones we will never find ourselves having to endure. Keep writing please Brian x
Sounds like a good story.
Oh YEAH, Brian. Your books are page-turners all right, every
^OOPS!^ My comment was off by one book. But the same can be
Brian your brain is amazing! You are one of the best story
Your books keep the reader engaged which I totally enjoy. Keep them coming!
Sounds like a great read, Thanks for giving me a chance to
Brian, I'm curious how you chose the setting of Grand Rapids, MN. for your book. I am originally from Minnesota and had friends we used to visit in Grand Rapids, MN. It is very cold in the winters there. Your book sounds very intriguing and like a good page-turner that anyone would hate to put down. I can't wait to read it and even sooner, should I be lucky enough to win it. I haven't read any of your other books which sound really good also, and I plan to put them on my growing list of "have-to" reads!
I've read all your books Brian....psychological thrillers like yours are my favorite. Your characters are so well-developed and have their share of flaws. I feel like I know them....Stride, Serena, Maggie.....and now Cab. Your books are intense page-turners....and I look forward to each one!
I love a good psychological thriller but the grand conspiracies, although fun to read, never really seem that believable. Exploring a character's motivations and psyche, as in your books, brings the character to life and resonates within long after the book is done.
Sounds like a thrilling read
Sounds like a read to keep you up at night and not want to put the book down untill the very end@
One of the things I really enjoy about your books is the characters are realistic with real human feelings and imperfections. This makes the story so much more believable - as you read you almost feel like you are there. Truly consuming you in the story.
There is absolutely nothing better than a psychological
I agree with you about a book having to catch me from page 1 and continue...no lagging, no delay in interest, etc.
I would love to read this book...sounds just like my cup of tea!
Anyone who picks up a Brian Freeman book will not be disappointed. He just keeps getting better and better. I wait patiently for the next book to come out. He makes them so real. Thank you Brian, I share your name with all I can as one of my all time favorite authors!
I enjoy psychological thrillers... depending on my mood... I can finish one in a day...
I am always looking for new authors to read. I love psychological thrillers. Thanks for the giveaway.
My favorite read is a good mystery or thriller and Brian never fails to provide that and more. Keep on writing and I will keep on reading them. Thanks for the contest!
I love a good thriller. Your books all look amazing.
I've been reading your books since Immoral, and so appreciate the care you put into your fiction. The best thrillers/fantasies/romances/mysteries/whatever all transcend genre to speak to our hearts and qualify as good stories. Although I enjoy action in a book, it takes more than nonstop movement to grab a heart. I think you own the formula.
I would love to add your thriller to my library!
A book with great characters that is still a page turner is always a good read.
This is one of the reasons I do love Goodreads, I am introduced to authors I've never known or have ever had the chance to read their works. As with winning a book not long ago from Sandra Brown, (Thriller, etc.), now I've bought several of her books and loving them.
Brian since you like psychological thrillers you might like to read a book I just
I love books that keep me from my sleep lol. Just have to read one more paragraph, one more page, one more chapter!! Your books sound like real page turners!
Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments, everyone! I really enjoyed Jackie's remark about exploring the character's psyche rather than relying on grand conspiracies. That's exactly my philosophy. I want drama that emerges out of the emotions, secrets, and backgrounds of real, complex human characters. I hope you all enjoy my books! Be sure to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bfreemanfans. I love chatting with readers.
It's been a while since I've been able to sit and read. I'd really like to try after reading Brian's section on his character development. I'm just afraid it could get toooo personal...LOL.
Why is it I never heard of Brian Freeman?? I love his type of books, and reading the exerpts I am soooo excited to try them out. Headed to the bookstore this weekend. Woo Hoo!
I'm glad I read "The Bone House" on a cruise. Had the time to finish it in one day.
I tell everyone I know to read your books. Every page is a page turner. Thank you for the wonderful reads.
I haven't read any of your books but I would love to read a good "page turner"! Your right, they don't do enough for the character in those movies it's just all action.
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