The Stranger You Know (Forensic Instincts #3) by Andrea Kane
It begins with a chilling phone call to Casey Woods. And ends with another girl dead.
College-age girls with long red hair. Brutally murdered, they're posed like victims in a film noir. Each crime scene is eerily similar to the twisted fantasy of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life-a criminal brought to justice with the help of Forensic Instincts.
Call. Kill. Repeat. But the similarities are more than one psychopath's desire to outdo another. As more red-headed victims are added to the body count, it becomes clear that each one has been chosen because of a unique connection to Casey-a connection that grows closer and closer to her.
Now the Forensic Instincts team must race to uncover the identity of a serial killer before his ever-tightening circle of death closes in on Casey as the ultimate target. As the stalker methodically moves in on his prey, his actions make one thing clear: he knows everything about Casey. And Casey realizes that this psychopathic won't stop until he makes sure she's dead.
I haven't read the first two book in the series, but when I was asked if I wanted to be part of the TLC tour, I immediately said yes because my blogging buddy and fellow mystery lover Tea Time with Marce had recommended Andrea Kane more than once before, and I never got around to reading her books.
I quite enjoy reading about the Forensic Instincts team which was made up of people with different specialty and talents - made me want to join their team! Not that I have any crime solving talents. As I didn't read the first 2 books, it took a little bit of effort to try to understand who-is-who, but it wasn't so bad. Though some characters got more "face time" than others, so there were a couple of the team members that I didn't get to know much about.
The story was fast paced, so it was an engaging read. However, some plot lines seemed a bit contrived (especially with Claire's psychic ability - I am not sure whether I believe in psychic power or not so I guess I lean on the more skeptical side though I found the topic fascinating). Also, with Casey being the human behavior expert, there was a choice she made near the end that made me felt like it was uncharacteristic of her.
Reading this book was like watching Bones the TV show - I loved the team work and read about everyone's skills. Seems like a good series to follow!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour to see what other bloggers think! And this is a fun post - 5 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About.. Andrea Kane.
Andrea Kane’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, October 14th: A Bookworm’s World
Tuesday, October 15th: Inside of a Dog
Wednesday, October 16th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Thursday, October 17th: Simply Stacie
Friday, October 18th: Bibliotica
Monday, October 21st: The Book Wheel
Monday, October 21st: Shelf Pleasure – author guest post
Tuesday, October 22nd: The Well Read Redhead
Wednesday, October 23rd: Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, October 24th: Chaotic Compendiums
Friday, October 25th: She Treads Softly
Monday, October 28th: Literally Jen
Tuesday, October 29th: Redheaded Book Child
Wednesday, October 30th: Mental Foodie
Friday, November 1st: Life, Love, & Books
Monday, November 4th: The Daily Mayo
Monday, November 4th: Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, November 5th: Bookalicious Mama
Wednesday, November 6th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Thursday, November 7th: My Shelf Confessions
Friday, November 8th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, November 11th: Sarah’s Book Shelves
Tuesday, November 12th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, November 13th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, November 14th: A Bookish Way of Life
Friday, November 15th: Booked on a Feeling
Monday, November 18th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Tuesday, November 19th: My Bookshelf
Wednesday, November 20th: Broken Teepee
Thursday, November 21st: Fiction Addict
Monday, November 25th: October Country
Tuesday, November 26th: A Chick Who Reads
Note - A free copy was given from TLC in exchange of an unbiased review.
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