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The Resource Don't talk to strangers : a novel, Amanda Kyle Williams

Don't talk to strangers : a novel, Amanda Kyle Williams

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Don't talk to strangers : a novel
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Don't talk to strangers
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a novel
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Amanda Kyle Williams
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Dont talk to strangers
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eng
Summary
  • "Hailed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as "one of the most addictive new series heroines," Keye Street is the brilliant, brash heart of a sizzling thriller full of fear and temptation, judgments and secrets, infidelity and murder. He likes them smart. In the woods of Whisper, Georgia, two bodies are found: one recently dead, the other decayed from a decade of exposure to the elements. The sheriff is going to need help to track down an experienced predator--one who abducts girls and holds them for months before ending their lives. Enter ex-FBI profiler and private investigator Keye Street. He lives for the struggle. After a few weeks, Keye is finally used to sharing her downtown Atlanta loft with her boyfriend, A.P.D. Lieutenant Aaron Rauser. Along with their pets (his dog, her cat) they seem almost like a family. But when Rauser plunks a few ice cubes in a tumbler and pours a whiskey, Keye tenses. Her addiction recovery is tenuous at best. And loves the fear. Though reluctant to head out into the country, Keye agrees to assist Sheriff Ken Meltzer. Once in Whisper, where the locals have no love for outsiders, Keye starts to piece together a psychological profile: The killer is someone who stalks and plans and waits. But why does the sociopath hold the victims for so long, and what horrible things must they endure? When a third girl goes missing, Keye races against time to connect the scant bits of evidence. All the while, she cannot shake the chilling feeling: Something dark and disturbing lives in these woods--and it is watching her every move. Praise for Amanda Kyle Williams and her Keye Street thrillers "The best private eye debut since Dennis Lehane's A Drink Before the War."--The Plain Dealer, on The Stranger You Seek "Street is a unique and worthy addition to the rich tradition of damaged and tough private detectives."--Associated Press "An exceptionally smart and harrowing character-driven debut by a welcome new thriller writer."--Karin Slaughter, on The Stranger You Seek "[Williams] keeps the suspense taut and the humor snarky."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Keye Street immediately puts herself in the top echelon of suspense heroes. 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 "The tension buzzes like cicadas on a hot Georgia night and the pace is relentless."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer, on Stranger in the Room"--
  • "A killer is targeting rural Georgia, and the police look to Keye for help before another victim is claimed. But if the bodies are to be believed, Keye may be up against a very experienced predator--and is putting herself in line to be his next prey. She goes to the country, ninety miles outside of Atlanta, where the bodies of young women have been found in the woods. The remains are as fresh as six months ago, as far back in the past as a decade. The local police call Keye in to give them a psychological profile. She and her team venture out of the city to try to catch a master predator who has been hunting human prey for a very long time, and has no intention of stopping now"--
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  • /* Starred Review */ Keye Street has made a name for herself in catching serial killers even after getting fired as an FBI behavioral analyst for being a drunk. So when Sheriff Ken Meltzer of Silas, Georgia, finds the bodies of two 13-year-old girls, killed a decade apart, at the same dump site, he asks Street to consult. She’s met with overt hostility by members of Meltzer’s department, as an outsider interfering with their case, and she stands out as an Asian American, attracting attention throughout the small town. She also piques the interest of the perpetrator, who sends messages to her while snatching another 13-year-old girl. Desperate to save the life of the latest victim, Street—four years sober—also is fighting her desire for a drink and a strong mutual attraction for Meltzer, even though she loves the man she left at home, Atlanta PD officer Aaron Rauser. The third entry in this compelling series features an increasingly suspenseful plot with some delicious final twists. But this is most notable as character-driven crime fiction with a flawed, damaged, Krispy Kreme–loving protagonist who continues to fight her own demons as she tracks a psychopath who blends into the background. A superlative series. -- Leber, Michele (Reviewed 05-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 17, p24)
  • Believable action and realistic characters distinguish Williams’s strong third novel featuring Atlanta-based PI Keye Street (after 2012’s Stranger in the Room ). In the woods outside the small town of Whisper, Ga., the remains of two girls have been uncovered: Tracy Davidson disappeared more than a decade earlier, while Melinda Cochran vanished eight months before; each was 13 years old at the time she went missing. Sheriff Kenneth Meltzer wants Keye, a Chinese-American who was adopted by a white Southern family and who was fired from the FBI because of her alcoholism, to help build the killer’s psychological profile. Keye feels like a stranger in a strange town, where the other law enforcement officials are outright hostile to her and the residents veer from trying to assist her investigation to shutting her out of discussions. Readers will empathize with this flawed but gutsy detective. Agent: Victoria Sanders, Victoria Sanders & Associates. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 5, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 18, p)
  • This second in the Keye Street series follows Stranger in 77th Room , a Shamus Award nominee that got top-ten honors nationwide. Here, former FBI profiler Keye Street is asked to investigate the murders of several young women in the woods 90 miles from Atlanta. Lots of foreign rights sales. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed September 15, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 15, p48)
  • An erudite investigator is an outsider in the small town where she's been hired to catch a child predator.Talented and ambitious, Dr. Keye Street was in the process of working her way up the food chain at the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime when her drinking put the brakes on her career. Now that Keye has a few years of recovery behind her, she's settled into a more sedate life as the head of her own firm, Corporate Intelligence & Investigations. Although much of the business relies on bail jumpers and background checks, the phone still rings sometimes with a special case that needs Keye's expertise. When Sheriff Meltzer calls to ask Keye to investigate a child predator in the rural town of Whisper, Georgia, she gets a familiar feeling of excitement. Admittedly, this feeling is only partially about figuring out what kind of person would abduct two teenage girls 10 years apart; Keye's hit a bit of a rut with her boyfriend, Rauser, and is aching for a chance to head out of town. Once Keye arrives in Whisper, she's shunned by the local cops, who are insulted that Meltzer has contracted out their job to an outsider. But Keye's fresh perspective might just be what's needed, since the more seasoned cops' personal knowledge of the families involved has led them to overlook key pieces of evidence. The abduction of another girl forces Keye to come up with fast answers before another body is added to the count.All the twists and turns readers of Williams (Stranger in the Room, 2012, etc.) have come to expect, though the sketchy development of the minor characters makes the big reveal less effective.(Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2014)
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10273699
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1957-
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Williams, Amanda Kyle
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I447425
LC item number
D66 2014
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Keye Street novels
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0003
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  • Serial murder investigation
  • Women detectives
  • Georgia
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Thrillers
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
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Don't talk to strangers : a novel, Amanda Kyle Williams
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25 cm
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First Edition.
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318 pages
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9780553808094
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2013050768
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(OCoLC)866803692
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Don't talk to strangers : a novel, Amanda Kyle Williams
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
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First Edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780553808094
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)866803692

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