Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane
3.0 out of 5 stars - Formulaic romantic suspense thriller.
This third in the Forensic Instincts series has Casey and company on a manhunt for a serial rapist murderer who seeks out red-headed college age girls as he moves closer and closer to his ultimate victim -- Casey herself. Their major problem with this case, however, is that the criminal identified by DNA and other factors is locked up in a secure prison. Casey knows there is no such thing as a copy-cat killer so the race is on to find the partner on the outside who is doing the killing and even taken the violence and staging to a whole new level.
Can Casey and her cohort find this taunting devil before he is able to abduct and strangle Casey?
Predictable, fast-paced, and ultimately unsatisfying as yet another thriller follows the same formula of hunter becoming the hunted.
I don't think I'll read another in this series. The characters are stereotypes - the beautiful women, the hunky Rambo men, the electronic wizard, the loyal cop, etc.
Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA for the ebook ARC to review.