Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Review - The Strange You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams

The Strange You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams

Not bad for a debut. The main lead, ex-FBI profile Keye Street who is now a private investigator, is flawed, which makes it more interesting than a character who is perfect in every way. In that sense it reminds me of the main lead in Revelations by Laurel Dewey.

There are a couple of things that bug me though (SPOILERS ALERT!!!!!!!)

(1) There are some unnecessary plot lines - e.g. the missing cow case has nothing what so ever to do with the main plot. Maybe the author wants to reinforce Keye's confusion about women hitting on her but I don't think eliminating that part of the story will harm the rest of the book

(2) the real killer - seems like it was done just to add a twist since there was no explanation given about why s/he did what s/he did so the ending felt rushed.

3 Stars - it's okay

Note - Received a free ARC.

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  1. I received this one at Bouchercon and was excited to read it. But after reading your thoughts I see I don't need to be in a hurry!

    1. Bear in mind though I am picky when it comes to murder/mystery because I read a lot of books in this genre, so it takes a lot to impress me with characters/plot! :)