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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (976 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amanda Kyle Williams Narrator: Ann Marie Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Keye Street Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A creepy, suspenseful, breathtaking ride…[Keye] Street is a unique and worthy addition to the rich tradition of damaged and tough private detectives.”

    Associated Press

  • “[Amanda Kyle Williams] keeps the suspense taut and the humor snarky, with an ending that will have you slapping your forehead over clues you missed.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “An explosive, unpredictable, and psychologically complex thriller.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A 2012 Shamus Award Nominee for Best First PI Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Madeline | 2/17/2014

    " A great beginning to a new mystery series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily Tillis | 2/10/2014

    " This book took time to get into. It was a bit wordy- too much description. Once you get past that and get acclimated to the author's style it grabs you. A good dark and dirty mystery not for the squeamish or prudish. I enjoyed the occasional side job and story mixed in to break up the drama and insert humor. This series debut has sucked me in and I am looking forward to the next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan Cicero | 2/8/2014

    " This was an engaging thriller. The characters are so well defined you think you know them. AKW keeps you guessing even after you think you've pretty well figured everything out. ...but NO! She is my new favorite! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Martha Bryce | 2/6/2014

    " Astonishing! I loved the character of Keye Street, the protagonist. The plot was superb, the prose excellent, the dialogue catchy and realistic. There were wonderful twists and turns in the story development. When I looked for other books by Amanda Kyle Williams, I was both surprised and disappointed to find that this was her debut novel. I hope she writes her next book very quickly. "

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