Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Stranger You Know-Andrea Kane

The Stranger You Know

Andrea Kane

Mira, Sep 24 2013, $24.95

ISBN: 978-0778315018

Forensics Instincts group profiler Casey Woods feels good that rapist/murderer Glen Fischer was sentenced to life in prison at Auburn State thanks to their efforts. However, her euphoria ends with a phone call from an apparent psychopath who brutally murders red haired young women and leaves them looking like a scene from a movie; eerily similar to Fischer’s M.O.; but also mindful of the rape-killing of her college roommate Holly.

The predator consistently calls Casey before he kills. She and her team believe this serial killer eventually plans to murder red-haired Casey with his victims left behind as his calling card that he will soon come for her. The FI members (ex-SEAL Marc Deveraux, technologist Ryan McKay, retired Fed Patrick Lynch and Hero the dog) vow to keep their leader safe; but the murderer seems to elude them in spite of another teammate Claire Hedgleigh’s psychic skills enabling her to “witness” the horrific butchering.

The third Forensic Instincts investigation (see The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, and The Line Between Here and Gone) is very personal as everyone believes Casey is the ultimate target of the clever culprit. The exciting cat and mouse twisting storyline grips the reader although the audience needs to write off the at times dumb behavior of the good guys as fearing for Casey. Fans will appreciate this chiller as each violent death takes the diabolical maniac closer to Casey.

Harriet Klausner

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