Author: Andrea Kane
Date of publication: September 2013
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.
The Stranger You Know is the third book in the Forensic Instincts series. I have really enjoyed the series so far. This one is a bit different because what seems like an outside case quickly turns personal for the team, especially for Casey Woods. There is a killer who keeps calling her after he rapes and murders a red-headed woman. He seems to be linked to a killer that the team put away 2 years before.
I felt like this one was a lot darker than the first two books. The crimes committed against the girls were brutal and sadistic As the team puts together the puzzle pieces, it was not too difficult to predict what was going to happen. But, there were a few surprises thrown in the mix as well. I felt like this book showed a lot more blending of the team as a whole. They are definitely closer by the end of the book. Although Hero had a pretty minimal role in the investigation. If you have enjoyed the first two books, I definitely recommend this one as well. While it isn't the best out of the three, it's a nice addition to the series.
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About the Author:
Andrea Kane’s psychological thriller The Girl Who Disappeared Twice became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long line of smash hits. With her acclaimed signature style of developing unforgettable characters and weaving them into carefully researched story lines, Kane has created Forensic Instincts, an eclectic team of maverick investigators. Recruited because of their special talents and dynamic personalities, the high-energy members thrive on blatantly disregarding authority. Armed with skills and talents honed by years in the FBI and Special Forces and with training in behavioral and forensic psychology, this unstoppable team solves seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement.
With a worldwide following and novels published in more than twenty languages, Kane is also the author of numerous romantic thrillers and historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is busily crafting a new challenge for Forensic Instincts.
Visit her at www.AndreaKane.com