The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
Date Read: January 2014
Genre: Forensic Thriller, Thriller
It begins with a chilling phone call. And ends with another girl dead.
College-age girls with long red hair are being brutally murdered, 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 Casey Woods and her investigative team, Forensic Instincts.
Call. Kill. Repeat.
But the similarities are more than one psychopath's desire to outdo another. As more red-haired victims are added to the body count, it becomes clear that each one has been chosen because of a unique connection to Casey….
Now the Forensic Instincts team must uncover the identity of a serial killer before his ever-tightening circle of death closes in on Casey, the ultimate target. As the stalker methodically moves in on his prey, his actions make two things clear: He knows everything about Casey. And he won't stop until she's dead.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Harlequin MIRA
Read/Listened for Review (Netgalley/Brilliance)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane ended up being an amazing thrill ride that had me biting my nails till the very end!
Story Thoughts: I have to admit upfront that I love the Forensic Instincts series. They are brilliantly written and well plotted. The Stranger You Know was no exception. I liked how this one gave us the back story on Casey. The whole team was involved and I loved how each puzzle piece fell into place. No one was safe and there were times I was in genuine fear for their lives (and sanity). Needless to say the story just rocked and I highly recommend it!
Character Thoughts: The team at Forensic Insticts is each different in personality and temperament. They each bring something to the story but it is the women that ruled this story. Casey was the center and she was the perfect choice for this story. I also was impressed with Clair. She is often thought of as the “nice” one but she has backbone and gumption! Overall all the characters were fantastic and I can’t wait for the next one.
Narrated By Angela Dawe / Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
Angela “freaking” Dawe brought it once again. If you have been following my narrator reviews, you know she is one of my favorites. She brought it to the Forensic Instincts team!
Final Thoughts: Can’t wait for the next one.
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