Stranger in the Room by Amanda Kyle Williams
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“One of the most addictive new series heroines since Stephanie Plum.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta private investigator and ex–FBI profiler Keye Street wants nothing more than time alone with her boyfriend, Aaron—but, as usual, murder gets in the way. A.P.D. Lieutenant Aaron Rauser is called to the disturbing scene of the strangling death of a thirteen-year-old boy. Meanwhile, Keye, a recovering alcoholic, must deal with her emotionally fragile cousin, who has her own history of drug abuse and is now convinced that she is being stalked. But all hell breaks loose when another murder—the apparent hanging of an elderly man—hits disturbingly close to home for Keye. Though the two victims have almost nothing in common, there are bizarre similarities between this case and that of Aaron’s strangled teen. With the threat of more deaths to come, Keye works on pure instinct alone—and soon realizes that a killer is circling ever closer to the people she loves the most.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Amanda Kyle Williams's Don't Talk to Strangers.
Praise for Amanda Kyle Williams and Stranger in the Room
“Keye Street remains the most interesting, cynically funny and smart series detective today. . . . The tension buzzes like cicadas on a hot Georgia night and the pace is relentless.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“The best fictional female P.I. since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone.”—The Plain Dealer
“Keye Street immediately puts herself in the top echelon of suspense heroes. She’s a mess of fascinating contradictions—effortlessly brilliant on a case, totally inept in managing her own life. She is brutally funny and powerfully human—one of the most realistic protagonists in crime fiction that I’ve had the thrill to read.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Last to Die
“There’s a new voice in Atlanta, and her name is Amanda Kyle Williams—captivating, powerful and compelling.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of One Was a Soldier
“Readers of this fast-paced thriller will be eager for the next Street tale.”—Publishers Weekly

About Amanda Kyle Williams

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Amanda Kyle Williams is the author of the Madison McGuire espionage novels. The Stranger You Seek marks her suspense debut. Williams is currently at work on the second Keye Street thriller, Stranger in the Room.
Published August 21, 2012 by Bantam. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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As a seemingly unconnected series of murders occurs, including a 13-year-old baseball prodigy who is strangled, an elderly man shot to death and then hanged and a young woman raped and shot, Street partners with homicide detective and boyfriend Aaron Rauser to piece together the evidence and find...

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Publishers Weekly

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Williams’s second novel featuring Atlanta private investigator Keye Street finds the former FBI profiler and recovering alcoholic working three cases.

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BC Books

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Keye and Miki have shared many childhood memories and remain as close as sisters, so Keye takes her in.

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Keye’s prior experience as an FBI agent --- she was summarily dismissed from the agency, which put her on the road to getting her life in order --- hold her in good stead, and the fact that her boyfriend is a member of Atlanta law enforcement does her no harm professionally, either.

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It was as if Williams had at last found something she really wanted to say about crematorium fraud – but where that led in terms of the harvesting of organs I’m not sure, because then we rushed back to the serial killer plot, one I found a tad far-fetched in terms of the psychological back-story.

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