The Ursulina

By Brian Freeman

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In this gripping prequel to his Edgar Award–nominated mystery The Deep, Deep Snow, Brian Freeman tells the story of Rebecca Colder, a young sheriff’s deputy who faces the most excruciating choice a mother can make. I know you’ll never forgive me for what I did. I’m sure you’ve asked yourself that question many times over the years. Why? Why did I do it? Well, sweetheart, this is the answer.

Full Description

Release

02-01-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Release

02-01-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Overview

In this gripping prequel to his Edgar Award finalist and New York Times bestseller The Deep, Deep Snow, Brian Freeman takes us on Rebecca’s dark journey to reveal the truth about the Ursulina … a journey that ultimately leads to an excruciating choice that will change her life forever.

The mythical beast goes by many names. Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Yeti.

In Black Wolf County, he’s called … the Ursulina.

But to Deputy Rebecca Colder, the beast is no myth. A serial killer has taken on the identity of the monster—and with each body left behind, there’s a chilling message written in blood: I am the Ursulina.

Editorial Reviews

“Enthralling…Freeman brings all the characters to life, highlighting their strengths as well as the darkness that lies within each of them, thus adding a delicious sense of uncertainty as to their motives. Readers will have a tough time putting this one down.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Deep, Deep Snow

“Some of the most literate and stylish writing you’ll find anywhere today.” Jeffery Deaver

“This guy can tell a story.” Michael Connelly

“Brian Freeman is, quite simply, a first-rate storyteller.” Nelson DeMille

“This book is a delight to read. The dialogue is crisp and natural. The storytelling seems unflawed, with the tiniest of breadcrumbs from one chapter suddenly resurfacing and making their purpose known. The Deep, Deep Snow is one to share with friends, to recommend for book clubs, or to stash away for a second reading down the road. It's just that good.” Star Tribune on The Deep, Deep Snow

“From the author of the Jonathan Stride mystery series comes a crisply written story about a small-town sheriff’s deputy whose investigation of a missing-person case exposes lies and secrets…Shelby Lake, the star of the show, is a terrific character…She’s a tough, compassionate woman who absolutely will not be distracted from her search for the truth.” Booklist

“No one makes the pages turn faster than Freeman.” Kirkus Reviews

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Brian Freeman

Author Biography

Brian Freeman is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride series and many popular stand-alones. His books have been sold in forty-six countries and translated into twenty-three languages. His thriller Spilled Blood was named Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards, and his novel The Deep, Deep Snow was a finalist for the Edgar Award. Brian is widely acclaimed for his vivid “you are there” settings and for his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia. For more information, visit BFreemanBooks.com.