First Blood – Angela Marsons / #Review @bookouture @WriteAngie #FirstBlood



In the darkness of a cold December morning, Detective Kim Stone steps through the doors of Halesowen Police Station.  She’s about to meet her team for the first time.  The victim of her next case is about to meet his killer…

When the body of a young man is found beheaded and staked to the ground in a secluded area of the Clent Hills, Kim and her new squad rush to the crime scene.

Searching the victim’s home, Kim discovers a little girl’s bedroom and a hidden laptop.  Why is his sister relieved to hear he’s dead – and where is the rest of his family?  

As Kim begins to unearth the dark secrets at the heart of the case, D.C. Stacey Wood finds a disturbing resemblance to the recent murder of Lester Jackson.  But that’s not all Stacey finds …

She’s convinced there is a link between the victims and a women’s shelter run by Marianne Forbes, Lester’s niece. A child of the care system herself, Kim knows all too well what it means to be vulnerable. Could Marianne be the key to cracking this case?

With the killer about to strike again, Kim is in deep water with a rookie squad.  Inexperienced Stacey is showing signs of brilliance but struggling to hold her nerve and, while D.S. Bryant is reliable and calm, D.S. Dawson is a liability. With his home life in pieces, his volatile behaviour is already fracturing her fragile new team.

Can Kim bring Dawson in line and pull her crew together in time to catch the killer before another life is taken? This time, one of her own could be in terrible danger…



My review

You know the feeling when it’s like Christmas, Easter and all the other holidays are happening on the same day? Well, it was one of those days today. I got to read the new Angela Marsons !!!! Happy dance!

What a story! This honestly did not really come as a surprise because all her books are utterly gripping and true works of art.

I did not want to put the book away. Only when the rumbling of my stomach (in the meantime lunchtime has long passed) was so loud that I could not concentrate anymore, I was obliged to take a break and eat first. After quickly stuffing a sandwich into my mouth, it was full speed ahead again. No time to loose. Back to Kim and her team, because this is where it all begins …

The story is filled with suspense and heartbreak but it’s also about people finding their way in life, others thinking they are saving the world.

This is a must read, but so are her other books. Maybe it’s a bit soon still to start thinking about Christmas gifts, but if you are at a loss, this seems like the perfect way to treat yourself, someone else or why not both? A Chrismas tree has normally one big shiny star. Angela gets 5 🙂

Thank you Angela Marsons and Bookouture 


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.


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