Spilled Blood

Spilled Blood

A Novel

Book - 2012
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The two Minnesota towns couldn't be more different: in affluent Barron, a powerful and secretive scientific research corporation enriches its residents, while downriver in blue-collar St. Croix, victims of that company's carcinogenic waste struggle to survive. The bad blood between the communities escalates into open warfare when the beautiful Ashlynn, daughter of the corporation's president, is found shot dead--and a St. Croix girl, Olivia Hawk, is accused of the crime. Olivia's father, Christopher, a Minneapolis lawyer, comes to defend his daughter and uncovers some ugly truths that endanger the residents of both towns.
Publisher: New York : Silver Oak ; Toronto : Distributed by Streling, c2012.
ISBN: 9781402798122
Characteristics: 347 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jun 11, 2016

Another exciting book by this author. It is fast-paced and exciting. I didn't know who the Bad Guy was until the end.

Aug 21, 2015

I liked most of the book until the end, which I thought was rushed and too melodramatic. Not one of Freeman's best but still a good read

ChristchurchLib Nov 12, 2013

"St. Croix, Minnesota, is a dying town, falling apart as its children die of leukemia, while just upriver, the town of Barron - home to a successful chemical plant - is flourishing. Naturally, tensions are fuelled by allegations of pollution and they come to a tipping point with the death of the chemical company head's daughter... and the accusations of murder leveled at a St. Croix girl. Now add some fuel to the fire - a mysterious man threatening retribution, a violent thug, a missing scientist, and the St. Croix girl's lawyer, who happens to be her father. Suspense "doesn't get any more excruciating than this," says Booklist of this 2013 winner of the ITW Award for Best Novel." Thrillers and Suspense November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=697347

Apr 22, 2013

Another exciting book by Freeman. He keeps the reader guessing about who the really bad guy is to the end.

constanceschabitzer Jun 30, 2012

Really enjoyed this book, kept me guessing and try to figure out who did it... I just found out about Brian Freeman a little over a year ago(Saw a book on the speedy checkout) and I have been hooked ever since, and have been waiting for this new release...he did not dissapoint :D

mikeyppl May 31, 2012

Another very well written book by Mr. Freeman. I'm also a big fan of his Stride series. He is definitely on my must-read list.

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