She ruined their lives. Now they’re going to destroy hers.

‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Your death.’

On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block thirty years ago.

When the bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in a burnt-out car, Kim can’t ignore the chilling similarity to the deaths of Erica and Keith – the only loving parents Kim had ever known.

Faced with a killer who is recreating traumatic events from her past, Kim must face the brutal truth that someone wants to hurt her in the worst way possible. Desperate to stay on the case, she is forced to work with profiler Alison Lowe who has been called in to observe and monitor Kim’s behaviour.

Kim has spent years catching dangerous criminals and protecting the innocent. But with a killer firmly fixed on destroying Kim, can she solve this complex case and save her own life or will she become the final victim?

 

 

My review

A new book from this author is always something to look forward to and to stay up for all night if needed.

Do you know the feeling when your head is spinning like your washing machine on full speed? No? Well, neither did I untill I started this book. You might think it’s a rather ‘yikes’ feeling and I would totally agree in other circumstances, but here I did not want it to stop.

But not only my brain was in turmoil, my stomach did some summersaults as well. Not because of the descriptions, but because what I imagined had happened.

Having said that I think you might already have a faint impression that I thought this book was utterly, totally, thoroughly brilliant! The way this author can keep you entertained is beyond heaven.

You just have to love DI Stone and her team and the banter between her and Bryant is hilarious. It gives you a little breather between the action in this fast paced book.

There are a lot of good books, there are quite a few excellent books and then of course there a some masterpieces. 5 out of 5 does not sound enough, so I will grant it 100 out of 100. I know the result is the same, but the feeling is different.

Thank you, Angela Marsons, Bookouture and Netgalley.

Book received courtesy of publisher/author.

 

About the author

Angela lives in the heart of the Black Country with her partner, bouncy puppy and potty mouthed parrot.

It has taken many novels to find that one character who just refused to go away. And so D.I. Kim Stone was born.  The D.I. Kim Stone series has now sold over 2 million copies.

www.angelamarsons-books.com