Keye Street and business partner Neil Donovan run a
detective agency in Atlanta called Corporate Intelligence
and Investigations (CI&I). As a former FBI criminal
investigative analyst, Keye is now a private investigator,
a bail recovery agent, a process server -- and a recovery
alcoholic. She's quite good at what she does, especially as
a profiler. Currently sharing her loft with Atlanta P.D.
Lt. Aaron Rauser after a tornado leveled his house, the
arrangement is taking a bit of an adjustment for both of
When Hitchiti County Sheriff Ken Meltzer contacts Keye for
her expert advice with a case involving two bodies found in
the woods near Whisper, a small community in central
Georgia, Keye isn't sure about making a trek to the
country. However, the more she learns about the case, the
more intriguing it becomes. Two 13-year-old girls were
abducted 11 years apart, held captive and tortured before
being killed, then their bodies were dumped in the same
spot. Locals don't like outsiders asking questions,
especially this woman of Asian descent with a high-profile
reputation. When another girl goes missing after Keye
arrives in Whisper, it's imperative they figure out the
identity of the sadistic culprit, who seems to have now
Amanda Kyle Williams' DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS is an
intense crime thriller that doesn't need to include
graphic, brutal details to tell an enthralling, significant
story. Characterization and plot progression are well-
developed and well-written, leading to an unexpected twist
at the end. I want to read more about Keye Street and her
impressive deductive talents.
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
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