Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TLC Book Tour: The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane

Series: Forensic Instincts
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (September 24, 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-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 psychopath won’t stop until he makes sure she’s dead.
I think it's pretty comical that I was asked to review this because of my blog name, Red Headed Book Child, and the fact that the book is about a serial killer that preys on redheads. Why the heck not? I have heard so many good things about Andrea Kane. Marce over at Tea Time with Marce has raved about her and we tend to have pretty similar tastes.
I have to say this was a pretty decent read. It was pretty simplistic writing. Nothing overly in depth. Straight forward. It was fast paced enough to keep me going and I liked the whole idea of the Forensic Instincts Team. 
Andrea Kane's website describes the team as " an eclectic team of maverick investigators, each with different talents and personalities, all with one common bond—a blatant disregard for authority." I would have to agree with that. Whether they have psychic abilities or some other eclectic talent, I enjoyed that twist to the mystery. That is what stood out for me. I think fans of Paranormal romance even would like this.

There are two others in this series and I'm certainly curious about them. If I'm looking for a quick, easy read I may pick them up. Like I said, I enjoyed it but it wasn't anything that made me think too much! Maybe that's a good thing every now and again.

Thanks to Lisa for having me on this tour!
Author Website and Tour Information:
Visit her at www.AndreaKane.com
Monday, October 14th:  A Bookworm’s World
Tuesday, October 15th:  Inside of a Dog
Wednesday, October 16th:  Patricia’s Wisdom
Thursday, October 17th:  Simply Stacie
Friday, October 18th:  Bibliotica
Monday, October 21st:  The Book Wheel
Monday, October 21st:  Shelf Pleasure – author guest post
Tuesday, October 22nd:  The Well Read Redhead
Wednesday, October 23rd:  Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, October 24th:  Chaotic Compendiums
Friday, October 25th:  She Treads Softly
Monday, October 28th:  Literally Jen
Tuesday, October 29th:  Redheaded Book Child
Wednesday, October 30th:  Mental Foodie
Friday, November 1st:  Life, Love, & Books
Monday, November 4th:  The Daily Mayo
Monday, November 4th:  Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, November 5th:  Bookalicious Mama
Wednesday, November 6th:  Kritter’s Ramblings
Thursday, November 7th:  My Shelf Confessions
Friday, November 8th:  From the TBR Pile
Monday, November 11th:  Sarah’s Book Shelves
Tuesday, November 12th:  Reading Reality
Wednesday, November 13th:  No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, November 14th:  A Bookish Way of Life
Friday, November 15th:  Booked on a Feeling
Monday, November 18th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Tuesday, November 19th:  My Bookshelf
Wednesday, November 20th:  Broken Teepee
Thursday, November 21st:  Fiction Addict
Monday, November 25th:  October Country
Tuesday, November 26th:  A Chick Who Reads
Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!
red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds pretty good.

Marce said...

I forgot about the red head, lol, I did think of you while reading.

I think I love Andrea Kane like you love Sandra Brannan.

Glad you enjoyed it, the Forensics group is amazing to me.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

christa @ mental foodie said...

I recently reviewed this as well for the tour, and shared similar thoughts :)