The Stranger You Know

The Stranger You Know - Andrea Kane 3.5 star read

Casey Woods is all too familiar with the killing of college students. When she was in college her best friend was murdered and the murderer was never found. That seems to be the only link to Forensic Instincts' current case of a missing and presumed dead college student, until Casey gets a mysterious phone call. While Forensic Instincts puts all of its talents into solving a cold-case file of murdered college students and a missing girl that's presumed dead, their case quickly becomes a race to beat-the-clock and outwit a killer. Will FI's team of crack investigators’ be able to solve this crime before Casey becomes the final victim?

The Stranger You Know is the third book in the Forensic Instincts series by Ms. Kane. All of the previous books have focused on cases that involved clients. The suspense and thrills have always been associated with a FI client seeking answers to a question or problem. Although The Stranger You Know starts with a client seeking answers to the case of a missing daughter, it quickly becomes a personal case for Casey Woods and the entire FI team. Once again the FI team works with local law enforcement and the FBI to solve crimes. This book provides a bit more of a glimpse into the personal lives of each member of the FI team as they work together to save one of their own. I found The Stranger You Know to be a fast-paced and enjoyable read simply because of the more personal aspect to the story. This is not so much a true mystery as it is a suspense thriller and the suspense kept me on edge until to the bitter end. If you've read the previous books in this series or enjoy reading suspense thrillers with a bit of drama and romance, then you'll want to add The Stranger You Know to your to-be-read list.