Saturday, October 10, 2009

Immoral by Brian Freeman

Immoral by Brian Freeman

Year Published: 2005

My Rating: 5 stars

409 pages

This is the debut novel of this author and what a debut!
It's the first book with detective Stride although I read the third book in the series (Stalked) first and that was before I knew it was a series.

Lieutenant Stride and his partner Maggie have been investigating a missing teenage girl's case for over a year with no luck and then another teenage girl goes missing.
No signs of running away are detected and no clues to where she could be.. All the evidence points that she was murdered.
So are they looking for a serial killer or is this something family related. Everyone seems to think that the missing girl "Rachel" is a disturbed girl doing an evil trick but is she? Or is she really murdered? With twist and turns to keep you turning the pages as fast as you can.

I really enjoyed this book, with wonderful characters that you just have to love. The investigation was so exciting with all those surprise twists and turns. I've found that I was smiling while reading some passages and really visualizing what I was reading. Amazing writing!!!

I will be sure to start the second book in the series soon!! Very recommended for crime/thriller fans like me :D

Quotes I enjoyed from the book:

"Is that Lieutenant Stride? you sound like you just woke up."
He lay back in bed and closed his eyes. "I did just wake up . And I won't admit to being Stride until I make a pot of coffee. So how about we call this a wrong number?"

"She sounded sharp on the phone. I bet she's a looker."
"Why's that?"
"She's from Vegas. All the girls in Vegas are gorgeous."

She stuck out from the other passengers as loudly as a piece of crystal amid a row of Burger King plastic cups. She was dressed in baby blue leather pants that clung to her long legs link a second skin. A silver chain belt looped around her waist, with the ties dangling between her legs. She wore an undersized white T-shirt that didn't reach far enough to cover the last inch of skin on her flat stomach. Her black leather raincoat draped almost to her ankles. She had glossy black hair, loose and luscious.

She's my little evil twin, her mother used to say about Serena when she was a child, because they looked so much alike.

"Was that real smoke I saw coming off you and Stride in the airport?"

"It was an accidental cigarette burn on a Burberry coat."
"Yes, but you don't smoke."

Another review @ The Mystery Reader


Mari - Escape In A Book said...

Sounds like a great mystery book! I've recently got my eyes open to the genre. I'll put this book on my wishlist.

Beth F said...

This one does sound like a good read. Thanks for sharing the quotes; I liked the humor.

Kristie said...

I just finished Immoral a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it as well. I know I have at least one more book in the series and need to get to it soon. Great review and quotes!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Ladybug, yes it is very good, and the writing style is fantastic :)

Beth, I'm glad you liked it.. I've enjoyed this book so much :)

Kristie, great to know someone else read the book and enjoyed it.. I'm planning on reading the next in the series soon too :)

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