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The Stranger You Know (Forensic Instincts #3)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  415 ratings  ·  106 reviews
It begins with a chilling phone call. And ends with another girl dead.

College-age girls with long red hair are being brutally murdered, posed like victims in a film noir. Each crime scene is eerily similar to the twisted fantasy of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life—a criminal brought to justice with the help of Casey Woods and her investigative team, Fore
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Wow, this one kept me guessing all the way till the end. I had guessed some things, but there was one big glaring fact that escaped me until it was pointed out.

I loved how everyone at Forensic Instincts has seemed to put their petty issues behind them and are clearly a team. It is a good thing because Casey really needed them all. I thought with the last book we were done with the bad guy, but no, he is still obsessed with Casey. I hated how with each new act this evil mad was able to poke at Ca


I like Forensic Instincts. This is the third book in the series. It is good except for the crimes committed, that part is not a fun topic. I like the team of characters at Forensic Instincts. The plot has twists some I expected and others I did not guess at all. I should have guessed more answers.

Their is case that Forensic Instincts has been hired to look into. It happened fifteen years ago and it ties into a case that is close to Casey past. A father has cancer stage 4 and he wants his
The Stranger You Know
Andrea Kane

My" in a nutshell" summary...

Glenn is a very bad man and is in jail and can't hurt anyone any more...or can he?

My thoughts about this book...

This was one of those fast paced crime/drama books that I am usually incapable of putting down until I finish it. If I do have to put it down...I think about it and yearn to get back to it.

This book fills all of my mystery loving needs.

We have Casey and her crew...her company is Forensic Instincts and they solve crimes.
The Stranger You Know is Andrea Kane’s third installment in the Forensic Instincts series. I haven’t read the first two books, but I had no problem picking this book up and getting up to speed with the freelance forensic investigation team lead by behaviorist Casey. Hired by a father who doesn’t have long to live to investigate the cold case disappearance of his daughter from Columbia University several years previously, Casey and her team of specialists connect a group of murders and missing pe ...more
I didn't realize this book was the third in a series featuring Forensic Instinct until I read some of the reviews posted here. It worked just fine as a standalone read. The team put me in the mind of a tweaked up Criminal Minds squad, more specialized and not affiliated with the FBI or police.

There were some cool tools implemented by the tech-whiz of the unit. Present him with a problem, and he will come up with something to listen to it, record it, distract it, open it, whatever you need. This
Ankita Mittal
I began the book with the usual expectation of a great mystery and romance from a writer I really like but this book left me a little disappointed. Despite having the whodunit angle with good detail on several investigative methods there were some holes in the story like when FBI did a DNA match test for the felon, why didnt they pick up on the fact that the DNA was for a close match of the guy meaning his nephew was alive when they had dismissed him as dead?? Throughout the book there were some ...more
I really enjoyed this book and realized I have been reading the series though I didn't know it. Casey and Forensic Instincts are quite a group of people who are able to solve murder cases. This time the killer or killers are after Casey. She has put away a killer and now another is trying to get her. It moved very quickly and was hard to put down. I enjoyed the ride. Love this author.
Jessica Bronder
Casey and Forensic Instincts are called in to find the missing daughter of a dying man that disappeared a year prior. They learn the Glen Fisher, whom they just helped put in prison, is responsible for her death and the death of Casey’s friend from years prior. But then collage girls with red hear are starting to be killed in the same way Fisher killed, even though he is in prison. Fisher starts taunting Casey and it seems that he is targeting her for the next victim.

I liked the concept of the F
I liked this book. It's about a group of people on the Forensics Instincts team who help solve crimes. The team consists of a Behavioral Analyst, a psychic, some people in law enforcement and a computer guy who makes things with artificial intelligence.

This is the story about a current crime that is eerily similar to one that happened 15 years before where Casey put the killer in prison. In spite of the killer being in prison, the new killer has been calling Casey after the crime and putting the
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Casey Woods, the head of the Forensic Instincts Team is a redhead.
That is precisely who a violent killer is targeting. Her turn is coming. She knows who is behind the scary threats...but he's in prison?
It will take all of Forensic Instincts resources, experiences and determination to out-think the bad guy. They fail repeatedly. More Reds die.
Will FI team member Ryan catch him? He's their artificial intelligence tech. Marc? He's their former SEAL & FBI
Although this book is not as good as the first two in the series it is still a good read and I would recommend it. This is the third 'Forensic Instincts' book. All the usual characters return as well as some new nasty villains.

Casey Woods and her boyfriend Kyle 'Hutch' Hutchinson are still going strong and take their relationship to the next level. Claire and Ryan are still together as well and getting closer. The crime descriptions are explicit so reader beware.

I still prefer Ms. Kane's earlie

(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review).

"It begins with a chilling phone call to Casey Woods. And ends with another girl dead.

College-age girls with long red hair. Brutally murdered, they're posed like victims in a film noir. Each crime scene is eerily similar to the twisted fantasy of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life - a criminal brought to justice with the help of Forensic Instincts.

Call. Kill. Repeat. But the similarities are more than one
Barbara ★
I've always like Andrea Kane's writing but this series is really super. I love how the very different characters interact together. Casey, the behaviorist; Patrick, the former FBI agent; Ryan, the technical genius; Marc, the former SEAL and former FBI guy; and Claire, the psychic. Not to mention, Hutch, Casey's boyfriend who is FBI. Amazingly enough, they get along smashingly. The FBI guys don't even flinch when the gang does things a little bit illegal. I just love how all the personalities mes ...more
Tabitha (Pabkins)
The Stranger You Know is the third book in Andrea Kane’s Forensic Instincts series. These books follow a small firm of private investigators. All of them seem to come from some prior law enforcement, military, and or government type backgrounds but are now working in the private sector. I have not read the previous two books in this series and thankfully there really isn’t a need to. I didn’t feel lost at all because there was enough recap spread throughout the first part of the book to catch me ...more
Another fantastic story in the Forensic Instincts Series. This time there is a series of murders of red haired women. Casey, the founder and owner of Forensic Instincts, wants so badly to solve this cold case and of course the new ones that are cropping up. Casey lost one of her friends when she was in college and she fits the profile of the victims. Is it possible that her friend was one of the first victims? Will Casey be able to find out the truth and in turn save herself from the killer? Fab ...more
Read/Listened for Review (Netgalley/Brilliance)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.25

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Stranger You Know ended up being an amazing thrill ride that had me biting my nails till the very end!

Story Thoughts: I have to admit upfront that I love the Forensic Instincts series. They are brilliantly written and well plotted. The Stranger You Know was no exception. I liked how this one gave us the back
Jackie Lane
I have enjoyed all three books in this series.

I absolutely love FI and the entire cast of characters.

From the first page to the last, this book kept me guessing. So of the clues were very obvious, but one of the main facts was not clear until I read it and it was a startling surprise.

With each book, I grow to love the FI team more. It even seems that they are softening up and relaxing into the grey areas.

This was the story of Glen Fisher and redheads that were dying. Even though Glen was in jail
3.0 out of 5 stars - Formulaic romantic suspense thriller.

This third in the Forensic Instincts series has Casey and company on a manhunt for a serial rapist murderer who seeks out red-headed college age girls as he moves closer and closer to his ultimate victim -- Casey herself. Their major problem with this case, however, is that the criminal identified by DNA and other factors is locked up in a secure prison. Casey knows there is no such thing as a copy-cat killer so the race is on to find the
Luanne Ollivier
Andrea Kane is an author whose name I recognized, but hadn't yet sampled their writing. Kane is a fairly prolific writer, with a number of series to her credit.

The Stranger You Know is the third entry in her Forensic Instincts series. FI is a group of experts with specialized skill sets and deep pockets, able to go and do what formal agencies can't. In this book, they have been asked to assist by local law enforcement.

The founder of FI, Casey Woods, was the bait for a serial killer in the pas
Allison (The Book Wheel)
From The Book Wheel:

I love a good mystery. It’s been awhile since I’ve read one so I’m glad that I was able to grab a copy of The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane from TLC Book Tours (they have such good books – check them out)! The basic premise is that someone is killing redheaded women. The kicker is that the woman investigating, Casey, has a personal attachment to the cases that spans several decades. Not only that, but the original case following this pattern is why she started her investig
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
In The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane the Forensic Instincts team is hired by a dying father to find out what happened to his college aged daughter, Jan Olson, fifteen years ago. It's a police cold case that was never solved. While it appears the team only has a scant police file of information to go on, team leader, Casey, who was in college at the time, had a friend, Holly, who was brutally raped and murdered. It appears that the cases are linked and the team is really looking for a serial k ...more
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The Forensic Instincts team is by far my favourite detective group, yes they are unorthodox and sometimes use research tactics and get their answers illegally BUT to save lives, that is ok, right....... They consists of a behaviorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive and a former navy SEAL. If you watch the TV show Scandal, you will love these books.

Andrea Kane is one of my favourite suspense writers, I enjoy the characters and even if I guess some of the case there are always critical
The latest case for Forensic Instincts is one that hits a bit too close to home for Casey. When she was in college her best friend was raped and murdered. Now, they've been approached to help find the body of another college girl, one who went missing right around the same time Casey's friend was killed. It's a long shot but Casey hopes that this case may provide some answers to her friend's murder. While reviewing the missing girls items, Claire - the team's clairvoyant - connects with yet anot ...more
This is my third novel by Andrea Kane in the Forensics Institute series - that being all of them. I must admit to liking this implausibly perfect group of individuals that have come together to create a super investigative agency to do what law enforcement can't because they have more money and pay less attention to things like warrants and rights and little things like that. But the purpose of books like these much like the purpose of one hour crime shows is to engage us, make us shake our head ...more
I enjoyed the journey through this book - well, as much as one can when reading about a twisted serial killer. The scene between Claire and Leilah was especially good - they hash things out over Ryan like grown women instead of immature teenagers and then move on! And talk about things that aren't men! It's a miracle and that's a sad fact.

Then it all goes downhill for me when the (view spoiler)

Review originally posted: Traveling With T

Someone is murdering red headed women in New York City. Someone who has an axe to grind against a particular red-headed woman. Can the Forensic Instincts team find the murderer? Before he attacks the target of his obsession, their leader, Casey?

Casey has assembled a team of the best of the best. Some might call it a dream team of investigators. Casey calls it Forensic Instincts. With each person on the team having a specific set of skills, collectively-
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 becom
The Stranger You Know, the third installment of Andrea Kane's Forensic Instincts series, hits close to home for the team members when a sadistic killer sets his sights on Casey Woods. Their investigation into a cold case bears a startling resemblance to a current string of grisly murders and leads the team to a murderer already behind bars. It soon becomes apparent the murderer is targeting Casey but why? And can they stop the murderous rampage before more innocent lives are taken?

In this third
This is the third book in the Forensic Instincts series and I think it's my favorite one so far. It's intense, emotional and fast-paced. It's also more personal that the previous books and that appealed to me; I felt more connected to the characters.

The case that FI is working bears a close resemblance to a cold case from Casey's past and then Casey becomes a target when the cases intertwine. As the FI team works to find the killer and keep Casey safe, the victims become more and more personal

The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane is the third book in the Forensic Instincts series. The book is billed as a standalone novel, but I will venture deeper into that a bit later. Casey Woods is still hunted by the murder of her best friend, Holly. Holly was brutally raped and murdered and her killer was never found. Casey, however, becomes a bit hopeful about possibly bringing her best friend’s murderer to justice, when she is approached to solve a case,
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ANDREA KANE's psychological thriller, The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits. With her acclaimed signature style of developing unforgettable characters and weaving them into carefully researched story lines, Kane has created Forensic Instincts, an eclectic team of maverick investigators. Recruited because of their spec ...more
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