Ami asked Amanda Kyle Williams:

I almost don't want to know the answer to this, but... Is the crematorium story in Stranger in the Room based on a real case?

Amanda Kyle Williams
Yes, it was very loosely based on a real-life crematory scandal we had in Georgia. Without dropping any spoilers, I’ll just say I wrote a lot of fiction around the headlines and made it slightly more grisly, but not much. The GBI agents who first arrived at the real scene and found 333 uncremated bodies at Tri-State Crematory in NW Georgia will never forget it. I was able to get the scene photos those agents took, hundreds of them. It was like a Halloween movie. Just terrible. I also visited the property.
Thanks for reading and thanks for the question!

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