Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams
Keye is a recovering alcoholic who has lost her job and her husband. She has just completed the first part of her recovery, and she does a bit of private investigating and warrant serving now. Just enough to keep her rent paid and buy a few things, like food.
Bantam, an imprint of Random House, and Net Galley provided me with an ebook for review (thank you). This book was published in August, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore.
Keye is the type of person that starts something and won't stop until she gets to the answer. That almost gets her killed in this story.
There's a serial killer out there who is going after men and women both. The killer has an ugly ritual and the deaths are brutal. Keye's cop friend gets her involved in the case by asking her to profile the killer. She's an unofficial consultant, since she was fired from the FBI. The more she learns about the cases, the more she wants to know...
There is an odd mix of characters in this story. Keye is Asian, her brother is black, her adoptive parents are white. The people around her are not what they seem. Ms. Williams soon has you wondering if any of them are safe to be with.
The story had an unexpected ending for me. I liked it. This is a good read and will keep you glued to your chair. It will also make you wonder if all your friends are what they appear to be. I'll also be watching for another in this series. I don't think Keye is done yet...