This book grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Sure, it was a rainy day but I had plans to do some writing of my own. I'd started reading it late one night -- because I always read before going to sleep -- and I didn't want to stop. Finally my eyes were telling me they needed rest so I reluctantly set the book aside.
The next morning, I told myself, 'just one chapter. ' And managed to get my morning chores done before falling back into the world of wise-cracking, flawed, gutsy Keye Street -- former FBI profiler, current private eye.
This is the third in a series by Amanda Kyle Williams but it absolutely works as a standalone. Keye is called to help a small town sheriff's office in the search for the abductor and murderer of two girls -- the sheriff is almost too nice and too good-looking to be true but others in his office resent Keye's 'intrusion' to their territory and are not so welcoming.
It's a thriller and a classic who-done-it -- I was reading carefully, looking for clues -- is this a red herring? why did that guy do that? oh, this must be the one! -- and ultimately I was fooled. Fooled good. But it felt fair -- the clues had been there all along. . .
Amanda is one of Kate Miciak's authors and I wrote about her first book HERE when Kate sent me a copy to blurb. But I bought this book on my own because I wanted to see what Keye was up to. Wow and double wow!
I highly recommend this book -- lots of small town ambiance (but it's NOT a cozy,) fascinating fully drawn characters, really wonderful sly humor, and a twisty plot that will keep you guessing . . . and reading on and on, if you're anything like me.
Check out Amanda's web site HERE for more about Don't Talk to Strangers.