Friday, August 17, 2012
Stranger in the Room by Amanda Kyle Williams
Keye Street is a private detective and does profiling for the police department on the side. Her boyfriend is a cop. And her cousin is an addict that doesn't want to be saved. But when Miki is threatened, Keye is there to help. Even when the killer says: I will always find her..."
Bantam Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you). The book will be published August 21st and is coming out in both hardback and Kindle form. Make a note to grab it.
Keye is an interesting character. She lost her job with the FBI due to drinking. She had become an alcoholic and is now working on recovery a day at a time. Being around Miki is challenging for her because Miki both drinks and does drugs. But you can't turn away from your only relative left.
Aaron, Keye's boyfriend, has two murders that seem to be unrelated until Keye points out there is evidence left at the scene that ties them together. Aaron is a good cop and a nice man so it's easy for you to relate to him and hope that things will work for the couple.
Keye also has a case that is pretty unique. The ashes in the urn are not the deceased. They are cement, mixed with a bit of chicken poop. The family is distraught and wants Keye to prove it so they can sue the crematorium. This doesn't sound like it would be dangerous, but it turns out to be.
Between the two cases and dealing with Miki and trying to stay alive, Keye is very busy in this story. There are parts that make you laugh and parts that make you sad, but it all feels realistic and reminds you of life.
I read The Stranger You Seek and enjoyed it. This book was a continuation of Keye's story and it's just as excited and complex in plot as the first book. You won't be disappointed if you read this book. Keye's trying to foil a psycho and definitely needs Aaron to watch her back.