5 years ago he took a girl. Today he takes another.One August afternoon, eight-year-old Grace Lennard skips into the garden of the childcare centre she attends and vanishes into thin air. Rushing to the scene of Grace’s disappearance, Detective Kim Stone finds a chilling piece of evidence: the engraved heart bracelet belonging to Melody Jones – the little girl who was taken from a playground exactly twenty-five years ago.Hours before, Steven Harte had walked into Halesowen police station and confessed to having information that would lead Kim to Melody. And he told Kim she’d have a more urgent problem to deal with first. Now Kim must play Steven’s twisted game if she’s to find Grace alive.With only twenty-four hours to make every second of Steven’s interrogation count, and scan his behaviour for hidden clues, Kim and her team soon link Steven to the abduction of several vulnerable girls – two were kept for a year and then released, unharmed – but where are Melody and the others?Then small bones are discovered in the grounds of a local park, and Kim fears the worst.Kim may think she’s close to convicting a killer, but the case is about to get even more complex. Steven is hiding one final explosive truth and he’s not the only one. Dr Alex Thorne – the evil woman Kim did her best to keep behind bars is about to reveal a shocking secret to Kim that will hit her where it hurts the most. Kim knows she must put aside her own demons to save Grace and find the other missing girls in time. But can Kim untangle Steven’s web before any more innocent lives are lost?
When you read my reviews about this series, they must sound really boring. I mean boring not because the books are!! Noooooo, on the contrary! What I have to say about them is always the same, because the stories are always amazingly good and this 15th one is no exception to that rule.
Kim and her team are great. Kim is feisty, has sometimes (ahum) trouble hiding her temper, but her heart is in the right place. She will do everything she can to save victims or to provide justice for them. Her team is just as dedicated. They hardly eat or sleep before a case is closed.
Wasn’t it wonderful to meet up with a lovely(ahum) character from the past? It shocks me time and again how some people are masters in manipulating other people to get there own way without a care in the world!
Manipulation though is a very good base to built a fantastic story on.
The author has created a culprit I felt sorry for to a certain level. He had good intentions but he certainly chose the wrong way to help them. Well, some would not agree of course…
I loved this story, but that was no surprise. As soon as I open a book by this author, I know I am in for a treat. 5 stars
Thank you Angela Marsons and Bookouture
About the author
Angela Marsons is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 4 million in 5 years.
She lives in Worcestershire with her partner and their 2 cheeky Golden Retrievers.
She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.
After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.
She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 28 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.
Many of her books, including Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones, Fatal Promise and Dead Memories reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone and the translation of Dead Souls, La Verita Sepolte, recently won the prestigious Primo Bancarella award.