The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Amanda Kyle Williams's Stranger in the Room.

In the sweltering heat of an Atlanta summer, a killer is pushing the city to its breaking point, preying on the unsuspecting, writing taunting letters to the media, promising more death. Desperate to stop the Wishbone Killer, A.P.D. lieutenant Aaron Rauser turns to the one person he knows can penetrate a deranged mind: Keye Street, an ex–FBI profiler and former addict who now picks up jobs where she can get them. But the last thing Keye wants is to be pulled into the firestorm of Atlanta’s worst nightmare. And then it suddenly becomes clear that the hunter has become the hunted—and the stranger she seeks is far closer than she ever dared imagine.
 

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 30, 2011 by Bantam. 306 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, 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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Although chasing bail jumpers keeps Keye and her hacker sidekick Neil in modest money, hunting down the deranged psychopath the Atlanta papers have dubbed the Wishbone Killer is just Keye’s piece of pie.

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Publishers Weekly

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Williams's debut, The Stranger You Seek, introduced detective Keye Street, a brilliant police officer whose drinking ruined her career.

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BC Books

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When another murder occurs quickly, Keye surmises that the Wishbone is ramping up in the need to kill.

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BC Books

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When Wishbone discovers Keye at one of the crime scenes, Wishbone manages to announce this to the media and also expose Keye’s past, her dismissal in disgrace from the FBI, her battles with alcohol, the personal lives of her employees, embarrassing Lt. Rauser and the Atlanta PD.

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BC Books

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There is something of the hardboiled detective in Keye, she has her own sense of right and wrong — i.e.

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Book Reporter

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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Book Reporter

Street not only deals with the Wishbone murders, but also handles a number of mundane matters --- bond-jumpers, subpoena servings, and stolen goods retrieval --- along the way.

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Seattle PI

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

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Seattle PI

When another murder occurs quickly, Keye surmises that the Wishbone is ramping up in the need to kill.

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Chron.com

It’s a puzzling setup — seemingly random victims of different races and genders taken without a struggle — amplified by some of those icky killer ruminations (here blogged on a site called knifeplay.com) that can be so problematic, though Williams pulls it off better than most.

Sep 25 2011 | Read Full Review of The Stranger You Seek

Bookmarks Magazine

With multiple victims, little to go on, and an entire police force looking for direction, the last thing Keye wants is to be pulled into the firestorm of Atlanta’s worst nightmare.

Shall I convince you?

And then it suddenly becomes clear that the hunter has become th...

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AP/Press of Atlantic City

At the start of Amanda Kyle Williams' "The Stranger You Seek," readers are in the head of a serial killer ready to strike.

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