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Funeral for a Friend: A Jonathan Stride Novel

The Jonathan Stride Series, 10
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Series: Jonathan Stride, Book 10
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins

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“You’re safe, Stride. I found the body at the Deeps. I buried him.”

Jonathan Stride’s best friend, Steve Garske, makes a shocking deathbed confession: He protected Stride by covering up a murder. Hours later, the police dig up Steve’s yard and find a body with a bullet hole in its skull.

Stride is pretty sure he knows who it is. Seven years ago, an out-of-town reporter disappeared while investigating anonymous allegations of rape against a prominent politician. Back then, the police believed that the reporter drowned at a dangerous swimming hole called the Deeps...but the discovery of the body changes everything. Now Stride’s partner, Maggie Bei, is forced to ask Stride an uncomfortable question: Did you kill him?

Stride is obviously hiding things. He was the last person to see the reporter alive. And he admits lying to Maggie about that meeting but won’t tell her why. With suspicion in the murder pointing at him, Stride finds himself off the case and on leave from the Duluth Police.

His only ally in clearing his name is his wife, Serena, who retraces the reporter’s investigation into the explosive allegations. The clues all point to a hot Duluth summer years earlier that everyone in town would prefer to forget.

Someone was willing to kill rather than let those long-ago secrets come out, and the suspect with the strongest motive...is Stride.

©2020 Brian Freeman (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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  • John M. Boatman
  • 28-10-2020

The best Stride book in the series

This is my favorite book in the Jonathan Stride series....and my favorite from Brian Freeman. Joe Barrett does great job bringing life to the characters.

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  • Lia
  • 16-10-2020

Good Addition To The Series

Brian Freeman doesn't disappoint. I've read every Stride novel and each one is a carefully woven story with vivid characters. One would almost expect to see them on the streets of Duluth today. This story was amazing. You can't help but love Stride and the people around him for all their individual character strengths and flaws. Funeral for a Friend had me from the first pages with all the twists and turns and left me emotional at the end. I love how the experiences of Stride's past were interspersed yet you don't need to have read prior books in the series for it to make sense. Thank you for another epic story telling. I look forward to the next one. Joe Barrett was good with the delivery of the story

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  • Worldly Traveler
  • 14-10-2020

Great story!

All of his books should be made into movies such great writing! Read all of his books you won’t be disappointed!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2020

wonderful wonderful book

I could have listened to it all in one setting but I wanted to savoir it so I listened to it a little bit at a time

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  • Michelle Larson
  • 26-09-2020

Excellent as always!

Brian Freeman is my favorite author and Joe Barrett my favorite male narrator. Always a winning combination. The Jonathan Stride series gets better with each book! You'll love this one!