Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Blog Tour Review: The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane

The Stranger You Know
Author: Andrea Kane
Publication: Harlequin MIRA (September 24, 2013)

Description: It begins with a chilling phone call to Casey Woods. And ends with another girl dead.

College-age girls with long red hair. Brutally murdered, they're posed like victims in a film noir. Each crime scene is eerily similar to the twisted fantasy of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life-a criminal brought to justice with the help of Forensic Instincts.

Call. Kill. Repeat. But the similarities are more than one psychopath's desire to outdo another. As more red-headed victims are added to the body count, it becomes clear that each one has been chosen because of a unique connection to Casey-a connection that grows closer and closer to her.

Now the Forensic Instincts team must race to uncover the identity of a serial killer before his ever-tightening circle of death closes in on Casey as the ultimate target. As the stalker methodically moves in on his prey, his actions make one thing clear: he knows everything about Casey. And Casey realizes that this psychopathic won't stop until he makes sure she's dead.

My Thoughts: This book was a well-written thriller that is a great addition to the Forensic Instincts series. It begins with the FI team investigating a case for a dying man. They are investigating the disappearance fifteen years ago of the man's daughter who was attending college at Columbia. The case brings back bad memories for Casey since her best friend was also murdered about the same time at Columbia. New information leads the team to believe that a serial killer they recently caught also killed those two young women. He also has a particular need for revenge against Casey because he was caught when she acted as a decoy.

The tension builds and builds as red-headed young woman with some connection to Casey are killed. Each death adds to the tension as the team tries to track down the killers because the serial killer - Glen Fisher - is in prison when the new killing spree begins. 

This story also also builds the relationship between Claire and Ryan who are as opposite as two people can be. She is a psychic and he is a techie. However, opposites clearly attract. Their love scenes contrast nicely with the porn scenes between Glen Fisher and his enabling wife. I liked the strong relationships among all of the Forensic Instincts crew and look forward to reading more adventures.

Meet the Author:

Andrea Kane’s psychological thriller The Girl Who Disappeared Twice became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long line of smash hits. With her acclaimed signature style of developing unforgettable characters and weaving them into carefully researched story lines, Kane has created Forensic Instincts, an eclectic team of maverick investigators. Recruited because of their special talents and dynamic personalities, the high-energy members thrive on blatantly disregarding authority. Armed with skills and talents honed by years in the FBI and Special Forces and with training in behavioral and forensic psychology, this unstoppable team solves seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement.

With a worldwide following and novels published in more than twenty languages, Kane is also the author of numerous romantic thrillers and historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is busily crafting a new challenge for Forensic Instincts.

Visit her at www.AndreaKane.com

I got this eARC from Lisa at TLC Tours. You can buy your copy here

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that this latest addition to the series was such a hit! Thanks for being on the tour.


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