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Monday, February 10, 2014

Don't Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams

Fast-paced and engrossing, this third book in the Keye Street series is one any lover of suspense thrillers must read! 

Keye Street, disgraced and fired former FBI profiler, has her own private firm dealing with assorted investigations as well as tracking down bail jumpers and serving subpoenas. This time, she's asked to consult on a possible serial murder case in the small town of Whisper, Georgia. The body of a 13-year-old girl has been found deep in the woods in a National Park -- right next to another body of a girl approximately the same age who had been reported missing 11 years previously. With no obvious connection between the victims who did not know each other, Keye and Sheriff Ken Meltzer see some clear evidence that these murders are related and that it might be the work of the same killer.  As they pursue their investigation, the secrets of this small town are given up one by one. When they finally seem to be closing in, another young female victim is abducted. Can they find this sadistic psychopath before she too is murdered?

Nonstop action with a very believable and flawed female protagonist! Even though the reader might make the obvious jump to the identity of the serial killer, the path to the exposure is well-paced and it is impossible to put this book down until the unmasking.

I think it's very important to have read the previous books before opening this one as the character of Keye Street develops over the course of the narratives in each. She's a recovering alcoholic and totally self-destructive, but her mistakes and her relentless pursuit of insight make her a heroine to root for despite some of her missteps. More than a little insecure and afraid of commitment, she is slowly finding her way.  I look forward to the next installment in this series!

Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell for the ARC ebook to review!

Previous titles in this series:

The Stranger You Seek: A Novel by Williams, Amanda Kyle (Aug 30, 2011)

Stranger in the Room: A Novel by Williams, Amanda Kyle (Aug 2, 2012)

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