Saturday, May 13, 2017

Book Reviews of the Forensic Instincts Series


Series Book #1 Available on Amazon
by Andrea Kane

The Forensic Instincts team is a group of private investigators who achieve the impossible, often pushing ethical and legal boundaries to accomplish it. They take on cases that ~ for one reason or another ~ law enforcement cannot solve or doesn't have the necessary time to devote to it.  


The team consists of a behaviorist (Casey), a former Navy SEAL (Marc), a techno-wizard (Ryan), an intuitive (Claire), a retired FBI agent (Patrick) and an FBI trained human-scent-evidence dog (Hero).  Together they are amazing, accomplishing what others cannot.

In addition to the team's outstanding abilities (each member having been hand-picked by their leader, Casey Woods, not only for their unique attributes, but also for their ability to work cohesively together as a team), we are also introduced  to some of the personal lives of each member, making them more appealing as people besides the traits that make them very good at their jobs.



The Girl Who Disappeared Twice 


The series begins with The Girl Who Disappeared Twice.  At that time, the team consists of just Casey and her two outstanding cohorts Marc & Ryan. As the story unfolds and the case involving a kidnapping of Family Court Judge Hope Willis' 6-year-old daughter, Krissy, we are introduced to Claire and Patrick who later become the newest team members of Forensic Instincts. We also meet FBI BAU profiler Kyle 'Hutch' Hutchinson from Quantico, Virginia, who is romantically involved in a long-distance relationship with FI team leader Casey Woods who lives and works in New York City.

Even though local police and the FBI are involved in this kidnapping case, Judge Willis has hired Forensic Instincts due to the bizarre circumstances of her twin sister having been kidnapped (and never seen again) 32 years ago. FI soon figures out that the two kidnap cases are related. The ending is a surprise you won't see coming.  


This is Author Kane's first Forensic Instincts book and her most popular. If you read this book, you will be  hooked, as I was, and want to read the entire series!

The Line Between Here and Gone

 

In The Line Between Here and Gone, the Forensic Instincts team becomes involved in a frantic search for an elusive father whose infant son is battling a rare immune deficiency condition. Baby Justin's only hope for a cure lies with his father who everyone thought was brutally murdered before mom Amanda even realized she carried his child.  Then an emailed photo changes everything. The photo looks exactly like Paul - the missing and presumed dead father.  Every second counts in this search for a 'ghost'.  



The Stranger You Know 

 

The Stranger You Know involves the case of a series of college-aged girls with long red hair who are brutally murdered.  The crime scenes are identical to those of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life—a criminal brought to justice with the help of Forensic Instincts. Now the Forensic Instincts team is in a frantic race to discover, and stop, the killer who is selecting targets who have been chosen because of a unique connection to Casey Woods, team leader.  And it soon becomes apparent that the killer is closing in on Casey as the ultimate target.
 


The Silence That Speaks

 

In The Silence That Speaks, the story revolves around Casey's associate Marc Devereaux, the former Navy SEAL, and involves the only girl he ever loved - Madaline. She's a nurse at Manhattan Memorial, and she's terrified because someone is trying to kill her.  Madeline turns to Marc and FI for help and protection.

At the hospital, Manhattan Memorial, there is turmoil.  There is a merger in the works, and the staff is in shock over their hospital administrator's sudden death—during heart surgery performed by Madeline's ex-husband, Conrad. A surgery at which Madeline was present. The killer seems to blame both Madeline and Conrad…

Who is the killer who has the greatest incentive to want Madeline dead?  The FI investigative team has the resources to discover just that, working inside the law—and outside it. Another on-the-edge-of-your-seat Forensic Instincts thriller.
 


The Murder That Never Was



Given the opportunity, would you assume someone else's identity and leave your old life behind? In The Murder That Never Was, A strange set of circumstances gives Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck job seeker, and Julie Forman, a personal trainer to an Olympic hopeful, exactly that opportunity. Problem is, a cold-blooded killer who is a megalomaniacal genius will stop at nothing to eradicate anyone who threatens the success of his medical breakthrough, and he wants Julie dead to protect it. Except, Lisa Barnes has become Julie ... and she's terrified.  

The unorthodox criminal investigative team of Forensic Instincts takes on the case and is forced into uncharted territory to protect their client. The team has grown to include a former pickpocket who is now their receptionist and Girl Friday and who ends up playing a pivotal role in the solving of this case. 


A Face to Die For


Ready to Pre-Order


The newest Forensic Instincts book in this popular series (A Face to Die For) debuts September 19, 2017.  This time, author Andrea Kane explores the urban legend of the doppelganger, as the readers' favorite team of investigators (Forensic Instincts) find themselves in a conflict of interest between two clients.

The book is available to pre-order. I can hardly wait for it to come out, having now read the entire series and become a huge fan of Andrea Kane.








Author Andrea Kane


Andrea Kane is a bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, including thirteen psychological thrillers and fourteen historical romantic suspense titles. 

She lives in New Jersey with her husband and family. She's an avid crossword puzzle solver and a diehard Yankees fan. Otherwise, she's either writing or playing with her Pomeranian, Mischief, who does his best to keep her from writing.  You can read more about Andrea Kane and see her other books on her website AndreaKane.com.


Kane's Forensic Instincts series is about a dynamic, eclectic team of maverick investigators who continue to solve seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement.  These are definitely in the 'thriller' category and have, without a doubt, captured my interest and attention. 


If you like suspenseful thrillers, you will enjoy the Forensic Instincts series. 





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10 comments:

  1. Awesome! I was cruising around Amazon last night... looking for something to read, that will keep my attention even though I've been tired. This series sounds like just the thing! Thank you Elf for introducing me to this author.

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    1. You're welcome, Dawn Rae. I love discovering new authors and when I fall in love with a series I then want to read the entire series and can't wait until the next book in the series comes out. :)

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  2. It sounds like an absolutely wonderful book series and one that I just might enjoy now that I have branched out into reading more in the mystery genre. I have always been intrigued by forensics. I always look at it as a way that the murder victim is still able to communicate and hope that the doctor understands what they are "saying". Thanks for the great reviews and for the introduction to the series.

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    1. I've been more than intrigued by forensics for many years, Mouse. I worked for 7 years for a Medical Examiner in Missouri, answering calls from law enforcement, typing autopsy reports, and even attending 2 autopsies. The ME I worked for used to discuss many of his cases with me. It was the most fascinating job I ever had. So naturally this series of books interested me greatly. Try one out and let me know what you think.

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  3. This is exactly the type of series I enjoy. Can't wait to check them out. Thanks for the introduction. I had no idea you worked for a medical examiner. I can understand why that was your most fascinating job. You are just full of surprises.

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    1. Thanks, Diana. Of all the jobs I had over the years, Working for an ME was the best. He was a fantastic person. And the stories I could tell you about the scene investigation through the autopsy findings to the trial in the case of a murder are like reading a mystery novel.

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  4. I appreciate your thorough review. These might have more suspense than I can handle, though they sound very interesting and I like forensic science. In any case, I'll have to wait until I have time to read a book straight through and not finish it just before bed.

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    1. I think you either really enjoy suspenseful stories, Barbara, or you don't. My daughter likes murder mysteries, but without any mention of blood and mayhem. LOL. Can't have it both ways. :)

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  5. Definitely sounds like my kind of reading! Thanks for the review, Elf!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Happy reading. I think you'll enjoy this cast of characters and their cases.

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