Review: Crooked Street (Frost Easton #3) by Brian Freeman

Print Length: 362 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (January 29, 2019)

From The hunt for a killer in San Francisco becomes a dizzying game of cat and mouse in a thrilling novel of psychological suspense.

“Lombard is your Moriarty, Frost. Taking him down will be the most dangerous thing you’ve ever done.”

San Francisco homicide detective Frost Easton hadn’t seen his estranged friend Denny in years. Not until he dies in Frost’s arms uttering a final inexplicable word: Lombard. Denny appears to be the latest victim in a string of murders linked by a distinctive clue: the painting of a spiraled snake near the crime scenes. Is it the work of a serial killer? Or is Denny’s death more twisted and personal?

To find the answer, Frost reaches into a nest of vipers—San Francisco’s shady elite—where the whispered name of Lombard is just one secret. Now, drawn into a cat-and-mouse game with an enemy who knows his every move, Frost finds there is no one he can trust. And somewhere down the crooked streets of the city, Frost’s cunning adversary is coiled and ready to strike again.

My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Let me begin by saying that you do not have to have read any of the prior novels in order for this one to make sense. And while I feel like I have missed out on (maybe?) on some of the backstory, there was enough given that I understood this novel. 

I enjoyed it for what is was. A new to me author with a new to me series. There wasn't anything wrong in the way the author delivered this story it just .... didn't hold my interest. There were moments when I was glued to the page, but each time it just seemed to end in disappointment to the extent that when Lombard was set up for the next novel in this series? I checked out. 

Don't get me wrong, if I happen upon this author again and the synopsis strikes me like this one, I would read more. But I won't actively seek them out.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


                          The Crooked Street is available from

Post a Comment