Don't Talk to Strangers (Keye Street #3)

Don't Talk to Strangers (Keye Street #3) - Amanda Kyle Williams (I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. None of my review is a direct quote from the book per publisher’s request.)

Well I’ve found my newest series to read! Unfortunately, this was the third book in the series. I plan on going back and reading the first two and then reading this one again when it comes out. Since I haven’t read the first book in the series, I was not introduced to Keye as much as she showed up and started doing things. Within the first 20 pages, though, I found out more about her through conversations and off handed comments. Other than not getting a full description of her at first, the book had no flaws for me.

The writing made the book interesting. Even if nothing was really going on, I knew that something would be happening any minute which made it hard to stop reading. I found myself stuck on the story when I wasn’t reading and I will probably be stuck on it until I read the first book in the series. The writing felt like a tease. I felt like I knew who the killer was and then all of a sudden things would change and I would have to change everything that I thought I knew. That kept me reading. When I did find out who the killer was, I was shocked. I had my ideas of who it was but I was not expected who it was. My jaw literally dropped. I was so surprised. So yeah, the writing was A+ 10/10.

The characters were interesting. I love books that never use the adjective “perfect” for a character. I want characters to have something that I don’t like. I want characters to have flaws. I want characters to make me miserable. I want characters that make me happy. I want characters that make me feel. I had that in this book. Even characters that aren’t main characters but do show up once in a while. Characters that in a few months I will remember how they made me feel but I won’t remember their names. So many characters made me feel something, whether it be anger, happiness, sadness, nervousness. When the characters are written like they are people, I get a lot more out of this book. I got a lot out of this book. Keye is a great main character. A great person to see the book through. She has her faults, and we never forget about them, but she is still a likable character. I’m excited to read more books with Keye.

The plot was very promising from the start and didn’t break the promise. It’s a sad story and it was hard to read at times, but it was intense and had so many possibilities. Of course with a plot these this, there might be holes where nothing is happening and the book gets a tad bit boring, but Don’t Talk To Strangers never bored me. I was never skimming or wondering when a “good part” was coming because the whole book was a good part.

All the things that I look for in a book were here and exceeded what I expected of it. The writing was spectacular and gripping. The characters were real and relate able. The plot was exciting and executed well.

The only tip I would give someone wanting to read this book is to read the first two beforehand. As I mentioned, I did not and they do mention parts of the first two books. There were no spoilers, but it was a tad confusing at first. I do highly recommend this book. I’m very excited to read the first two and I hope there is a fourth.

(Again, this was giving to me through Netgalley by the publisher for an honest review. None of my review was a direct quote from the book.)