Giveaway: THE COLD NOWHERE by Brian Freeman

Just popping in to give you a chance to one of three copies of Brian Freeman‘s The Cold Nowhere from Quercus. I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet so the review will come later.

Here’s the description from the author’s website:

cold nowhere coverThe eighth psychological suspense novel by international bestselling author Brian Freeman brings the long-awaited return of Lieutenant Jonathan Stride to the bitter cold of Duluth, Minnesota.

“My mother told me that if there was ever a time in my life when I needed protection, and no one was around for me, I should go to you. Find Mr. Stride, she told me. She said you’d help me.”

As Jonathan Stride returns home to his cottage on the shore of Lake Superior after midnight, he finds a teenage girl hiding in his bedroom. She’s pretty, scared, and soaked to the bone…and she says that someone is trying to kill her. The girl isn’t a stranger to Stride. She’s the daughter of a woman he tried—and failed—to protect from an abusive, murderous ex-husband years earlier.

With the guilt of that failure still hanging over his head, Stride is determined to protect this young girl, Cat Mateo, from a shadowy predator. However, Cat seems to have secrets of her own. She’s led a tough life on the streets; she doesn’t always tell the truth; and she has an unhealthy obsession with knives. Stride’s partner Maggie is convinced that the girl can’t be trusted, and she’s afraid that Stride may be putting himself in danger by letting Cat inside his house.

Wherever Cat goes, death seems to follow. A journalist who interviewed the girl has disappeared. Two more women are found murdered. Stride feels as if he is always one step behind a brutal killer who has Cat in his sights, and as the investigation races ahead, he finds himself on a collision course with another detective—a woman who shared his bed for years: Serena Dial. With all of their fragile relationships hanging in the balance, Stride, Serena, and Maggie must find out why this young girl has been targeted for death – and why a decade-old crime is coming back to life.

Sound good to you? Enter by answering the following question in the comments: What/who is the strangest thing/person you’ve ever found in your bedroom? As usual, lies are accepted. All entries without an answer will be disqualified. If you don’t even want to read all of this post for the instructions, you probably don’t want to read the book that much.

Giveaway ends next Wednesday, April 30, at 9 p.m. PST. Winners will have 48 hours after being notified to claim the prize before alternate winners are chosen.

Good luck! Let me know what funkiness you’ve found in your bedroom!



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    Luan Do
    April 22, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I found a music stand in my bedroom, and it’s been left where it was found for months. I must have put it there myself as a reminder of how much I wish that I could ignore everything else and focus on learning and enjoying a musical instrument. I’d wake up and say “hello” to it, and I’d go to bed and say “g’night” to it sheepishly, knowing that I won’t make it happy until I use it every day.

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      April 30, 2014 at 3:48 am

      I pictured a small single bed room with old unfinished hardwood floors, one dusty lace curtained window, an opened suitcase with clothes spilling out, small bedside wooden table with a doily under the lamp, an “Uncle Ben” alarm clock, and you are dark haired in your early twenties. Life’s responsibilities from an early age has squelched any opportunities for you to figure out how to afford violin or cello lessons. The older you grow, passion spurned by regret brings about a lucky surprise event which enables you to pursue your dream.

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    April 23, 2014 at 6:25 am

    I found a strange assortment of clothes around the room.belongs to no one in my family weird.

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      April 30, 2014 at 3:58 am

      Did you forget that last night we exchanged our clothes in the ladies room at the dance club? Remember – you liked my red sweater with silver threads and my mini orange skirt! So I put on your grey t-shirt with “The Babe” logo and your yellow striped leggins. Remember now? You silly. See ya in school tomorrow!

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    April 23, 2014 at 6:40 am

    A friend of mine has a driver that comes to his house everyday and one day he let himself in early and headed straight to the master bedroom.

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      April 30, 2014 at 4:01 am

      Think nothing of it! The driver was concerned he wasn’t awake yet and he’d be late for the early morning meeting. Your friend wasn’t home because he spent the night at his girlfriend’s house and forgot the unusual breakfast meeting.

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    Mary Preston
    April 24, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I found THOR in my bedroom – no idea what he was doing there, but he seemed happy enough playing with his hammer.

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    Anita Yancey
    April 24, 2014 at 6:25 am

    The strangest thing I have found in my bedroom was the ghost of a young woman who was screaming.

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    April 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I found a cat. A black cat. I don’t have a cat.

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    April 25, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    After we moved into our house we found stickers on the back of our bedroom door. There were Mr. Yuck, Joe Montana, North Stars and other stickers.

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    April 26, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    For four years I lived in the apartment, so when it was time to clean every nook and cranny before I moved again, I found dry dog food pellets stacked fairly neatly under dusty old shoes and a moth eaten blanket. I was on my hands and knees squeezing close to the floor of my bedroom closet so as not to unhook heavy winter coats and have them falling on top of me. First nostalgia hit me, since my Westie had recently passed away, and I thought, “Why did Hopscotch dig in the bedroom closet and hide his food?” Then I had a deju-vous of one sleepy hot summer afternoon resting on the couch, when a grey streak flashed across the floor along the wall in the living room. Another flash of grey again back towards the bedroom. I figured it must have been a mouse hiding his stash. Kind of strange, tho, since Westie’s are mousers…..except when they’re asleep up on top of the couch with their owner!!

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