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Book: The Stranger You Know
Author: Andrea Kane
Morality Rating: PG-13
Readability Rating: 3 stars
Buy it: Amazon
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-haired 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.
This book was entertaining enough, but the plot was predictable and some of the characters in the story were a little too dumb. Overall, a fun and suspenseful light mystery.
Plot: I thought the plot started out with a lot of potential, after all, who wouldn’t be scared about a serial killer who may be after you? But in the end, the plot was fairly predicable, but that didn’t stop it from being fun along the way.
Characters: The characters were what I have come to expect from this kind of book. If you put YA characters into an adult novel, you would get the characters from this book. They are a little too bright, a little too smart, and a little too witty. Basically 2-d versions of actual people.
Setting: The focus of this book was on the actions of the characters and the events in the story, not the setting. It was a dialogue-driven book, which is easy to read, but not as immersive of a universe as I typically look for.
Writing: For the most part, I liked the writing in this book. It was clear, concise, and easy to follow. The writing dragged in a few spots, such as when the characters were using electronic items, but other than that, it was a simple, clean read.
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