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Amanda Kyle Williams
Bantam; First Edition edition (August 30, 2011)
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Amanda Kyle Williams is the someone, and her debut novel, THE STRANGER YOU SEEK, is the something. Loved this book; a serial killer is on the loose. I guessed the culprit about 3/4 way through the book, but was not sure. It is often the least likely person

Amanda Kyle Williams is the someone, and her debut novel, THE STRANGER YOU SEEK, is the something. I predict that you will quickly enjoy becoming familiar with both. THE STRANGER YOU SEEK is an impressive novel, debut or otherwise, that will leave you wanting more from. Отзывы пользователей. It is often the least likely person. In this case it was a bit more complicated. Amanda Kyle Williams has started a great series. Can't wait to read the next one! Читать весь отзыв.

Amanda Kyle Williams (August 17, 1957 – August 31, 2018) was an American crime writer best known for her Keye Street series of novels. Williiams was born in Norfolk, Virginia and spent her childhood between Colorado and Georgia. She grew up with a learning disability and dropped out of South Gwinnett High School when she was 16 years old; she read her first book at the age of 23.

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, The Stranger in the Room. Start reading The Stranger You Seek: A Novel (Keye Street Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

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Amanda Kyle Williams, Atlanta, Georgia. Decatur Book Festival executive director Daren Wang's book tour for his debut novel has also become an excuse to seek out the best bourbon cocktail in the South. Amanda Kyle Williams. 30 June 2017 ·. Going to start calling my gluten free friends The Anticrusts. 4 June 2017 ·.

An electrifying thriller debut, The Stranger You Seek introduces a brash, flawed, and unforgettable heroine in a complex, twisting novel that takes readers deep into a sultry . Amanda Kyle Williams has started a great series

An electrifying thriller debut, The Stranger You Seek introduces a brash, flawed, and unforgettable heroine in a complex, twisting novel that takes readers deep into a sultry Southern summer, a city in the grips of chaos, and a harrowing cat-and-mouse game no reader will ever forget. Can't wait to read the next one! samantha71020Go to samantha71020's profile. The Stranger You Seek was a book that caught my interest at page one and didn't let go until the very last page.

Author Amanda Kyle Williams. 10 6. Books by Amanda Kyle Williams: Stranger in the Room: a Novel. 10. Don’t Talk to Strangers: a Novel. The Stranger You Seek.

Stranger in the Room. This explosive follow-up to author Amanda Kyle Williams's debut, The Stranger You Seek, takes heroine Keye Street through the twisted and tormented mind of a murderer: a labyrinth with an explosive surprise at its center. That bullet was meant for you. Summer is smoldering through Atlanta on Fourth of July weekend, as fireworks crack through the air and steam rises from the pavement on Peachtree

The papers have called me a monster. You’ve either concluded that I am a braggart as well as a sadist or that I have a deep and driving need to be caught and punished.     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 before another victim meets a shattering end, A.P.D. lieutenant Aaron Rauser turns to the one person he knows can penetrate a deranged mind: ex–FBI profiler Keye Street. And you must certainly be wondering if I am, in fact, the stranger you seek. Keye was a rising young star at the Bureau until addiction derailed her career and her life. Now sober and fighting to stay so, Keye picks up jobs where she can get them: catching adulterers, serving subpoenas, chasing down bailjumpers, and dodging the occasional bullet. 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 the hunted—and the stranger she seeks is far closer than she ever dared imagine.An electrifying thriller debut, The Stranger You Seek introduces a brash, flawed, and unforgettable heroine in a complex, twisting novel that takes readers deep into a sultry Southern summer, a city in the grips of chaos, and a harrowing cat-and-mouse game no reader will ever forget.
  • I absolutely could not put this book down ! A great mystery. I loved the characters

    It starts with:
    Keye Street is a dry alcoholic,a passionate believer in Krystal cheeseburgers and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and a former behavioral analyst for the FBI. Adopted as "a scrawny Chinese American with questionable genes", she grew up in the south where she had "the distinction of looking like what they still call a damn foreigner in most parts of Georgia and sounding like a hick everywhere else in the world."

    A demented killer is leaving bodies all over Atlanta with no apparent rhyme or reason. Keye, as an ex-FBI profiler (dismissed because of her alcoholism) and Rauser, Atlanta police detective on the case work together to catch the serial killer.
    Also, throughout the books are interesting cases Keye gets assigned as a P.I. - some are frightening - others are funny

    This is in some ways a tale of recovery, of the ability to hold demon alcohol at arms length start a new life. So there is a good message of perseverance and tenaciousness seen in Keye Street an ethnic oriental with a southern drawl. Keye is a surprising blend of personalities. She struggles every day with being a recovering alcoholic yet she has time for kindness to strangers and a self destructive bent for chasing unnecessary violence. I really enjoyed the complexity of personality written for this character. I thought all of the characters were well fleshed out - and "real"

  • The Stranger You Seek is the first mystery in the Keye Street series. Keye was a profiler for the FBI but was fired for her alcoholism and erratic behaviors. She is now living in Atlanta and has set up a private investigation company with her friend Neil. They specialize in bail jumping. Keye is sober but no longer attends AA and often thinks about drinking despite the fact that she remains dry.

    The novel goes into Keye's background. She was adopted as a young child after her grandparents were killed. Her biological parents were both addicts and her mother was an exotic dancer. Her adopted brother Jimmy is gay and lives in Seattle. Her best friend is Aaron Rauser, a homicide detective with the Atlanta Police Department. There is an underlying electrical charge between them.

    A serial killer, named 'Wishbone' by the media, is terrorizing the city. Aaron asks Keye to help out with the case and she reluctantly agrees. As the extent of Wishbone's killing becomes evident, Keye realizes that it has been going on for more than a decade. The killings are usually done with a knife and are sexually based.

    I found the book a real page turner but was disappointed by the ending. It felt like a deus ex machina was thrust at me and I wished that hadn't occurred. Other than that, this is the start of a great series. I have already read the third, and last, book in this series and loved it.

  • I am impressed with this author. This was my first book by Ms. Williams. She passed the mechanics of good writing test, and her timing was excellent. In good thrillers, every word and every action have meanings. Following those meanings throughout a book and still getting a surprise at the end makes for a good read and a reader's dream.

    Thank you, Ms. Williams, for a good read.

  • When I pick a book that turns out to be in a series, I immediately wonder whether I'm going to be satisfied reading just that book...and as soon as I started reading Stranger in the Room, I knew. It was the second in the Keye Street series and I just had to read the first one before I went on...

    OMG, what a debut!

    First, let's look a little at Keye Street... She does bail bondsman jobs and has the gritty personality we find with Janet Evanovich's main character...but, while I enjoy that series, this remarkable woman is an entirely different lady when the overall character is discovered. Keye was an FBI agent at one time, but lost that job from alcohol addiction. She is sober now and became a P.I., but is pulled into many different areas--some white collar while others may get messier. She also goes after those who skip on their bail to keep the income flowing. Then she met the head of homicide of Atlanta PD, became acquainted and soon was consulting, giving profiles using her FBI training. She's got a doctorate and is Chinese-American. I'll let you find out about her childhood in the books, but will share that it was surely those experiences that created the Keye Street who we easily begin to admire!

    Keye has a computer geek to help her and readers will begin to notice that there is some mutual admiration between Keye and the cop... A basic threesome that you will find uniquely critical to the overall series...Sure I could tell that right away, can't you? You do, if you enjoy reading series, believe me. And if you haven't followed many and enjoy crime thrillers, then, this one will probably hook you quickly. Try it!

    In addition to the fantastic characters Williams has given us, the story is strangely appealing. I say that because there is a serial killer and none of us want to praise such an individual. So let's say that Williams sure has been able to develop a character that you will love to hate...

    I am thrilled when a writer is both knowledgeable enough and capable in characterization of individuals through the words, dialogue and thoughts. Therefore, I was able to pick up the possible ending, although I didn't catch the final twist...Some of the reviews I read said it was an improbable ending--I say that the clues were there, adequately presented by the author, for the reader who reads carefully, even the final twist....

    Now the key thing about the novels is that there are multiple actions going on by both the police and by Kaye's groups of clients, so that there are shifts to various scenes such as when Keye is sent out to pick up a lazy guy who didn't feel like going for his court appearance, and then begs to take his gay boyfriend with him as Kaye handcuffs and takes him in. I might also say that Kaye has some smooth moves on getting close to the men she has to bring in, using her intelligence to put a plan together in advance--I enjoyed that added thought process, especially since the scene usually adds a touch of humor between the serial killing and makes it both more interesting and less heavy for the type of scenes you'll be learning about..

    And then there's White Trash...who I had to promptly visualize because you know that if there is a cat in the story, I'm going to be extra entertained. In White Trash's case, there is a constant argument between Keye and her mother because of the name... Her mother calls her Snowball or some other name similar to white...but just refuses to use "Trash" I love it when an author takes the time to add animal characters to round out the home life of the humans...

    Even the serial killer feeds the pet before leaving the latest killed??!!! Silly little cool tidbit about a killer, right?

    So, by the time Keye was sent off to find a kidnapped pet cow...I was quite willing to follow that tail--I mean, trail...

    If you get the impression I thoroughly enjoyed this book, you're right! While the tension and suspense of the investigation is very high, the family life, interactions between the characters, and the flights into small fun investigations is such a contrast that you don't know whether to laugh or "cringe"...actually, you'll do both, but by the time the book is done, I think you'll be saying, as I did, what a great book! I loved it! And think you will too if any of what I said sounds interesting...

    Review of Stranger in the Room next... This became a must-read series for me after that one...