Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TLC Book Tours: The Stranger You Know

Author: Andrea Kane
Title: The Stranger You Know
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: Sept 24, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours & the publisher
Book Blurb: 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-haired 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.

Review:  I'm not usually a fan of thrillers. I go in more for the cozy mystery, but there was something about this book that reminded me of Erica Spindler. It is also part of the Forensic Instincts series. (Definitely a series I want to follow)

In some ways the book reminds me a little of Patricia Cornwall's books with a touch of Kathy Reich's novels but I felt Casey was definitely more human and the crime had a personal element to it. I think that was the part that really drew me in, and the fact that it was such a dark mystery.

The murders are really gruesome, definitely not light reading.

But this is the kind of thriller that you can't put down.

I found it odd the killer went for redheads, but that added to the creepiness of this story and the fact that Casey was one of the targets made it an even more suspenseful read.

Highly Recommended!

Rating:  5 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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