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This is one book you need to plan for in advance. Because once you read the first few pages, you'll be glued to the book until you finish.
Williams has previously written a number of lesbian detective novels. I should mention also that more sensitive readers may be offended by the book, given the language and certain scenes. However, Williams juggles character, plot and tension--not to mention supplying plenty of twists and turns--as well as any other suspense writer you've read.
Keye Street, the protagonist, is a flawed but likeable former profiler for the FBI. Although she's of Chinese ancestry, she was adopted as a baby by a Southern couple. Keye loves the South as only someone who grew up there can.
At one point, Keye was tossed out of the FBI because she was an alcoholic. And not only that, but her marriage came to an end. Four years later she's sober, if somewhat shakily, and works at chasing down bail jumpers.
Summer in Atlanta can be about two degrees cooler than hell itself. But what really disturbs the citizens is when a serial killer begins a frightening cat and mouse game with the media.
Keye has extensive experience at profiling, but she is no longer Special Agent Street, and so hardly expects to be drawn into the case. Yet as the bodies begin to pile up, she finds herself on the hunt for the killer, drawn in by her friend, Lt. Rauser, who heads the investigation.
And the problem with giving you any more information is then I will spoil some of the surprises. And I hate, hate, hate it when other reviewers do that. So just let me just sum the book up: yes, this is one serial killer thriller that does stand out and that is worth the price.
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This is the first book that I have listen to by Amanda Kyle Williams and the narration was brilliantly done accent of Anne Marie Lee felt like you were actually involved - kept me listening and ignoring my fellow commuters.
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If you could sum up The Stranger You Seek in three words, what would they be?
Nail bitingly good.
What does Anne Marie Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
It is wonderful to hear the characters voices
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes but I would be giving a spoiler if I said what it was.
Any additional comments?
This really is a great thriller with moments of humour just like real life.
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