Her stomach lurches as she sits in the windowless room. He throws her phone to the ground, grinds it against the floor with the heel of his shoe and brings his face closer to hers. There was no turning back now, her life as she knew it was gone.
When the lifeless body of a man is found on an industrial estate, Detective Kim Stone arrives on the scene and discovers he’s been tortured in the worst way imaginable.
But as she breaks the devastating news to the victim’s wife, Diane Phipps, Kim can’t help feeling that something isn’t quite right about the woman’s reaction.
Twenty-four hours later, the victim’s family disappears into thin air.
Then a second body is found staked to the ground in a local nature reserve.
Desperate to crack the case open quickly, Kim and her team unravel a vital clue – a fiercely guarded secret that links both victims and could cost even more lives.
A secret that some police officers are also protecting.
Faced with deceit from those she should be able to trust, family members who won’t talk, and local reporter, Tracy Frost, opening a can of worms on the case of a woman murdered by her husband a year ago – Kim is in deep water like never before.
Kim must find the motive if she is to find the killer who is systematically targeting and torturing his victims. But can she unlock the shocking truth and stop him before he strikes again?
Hello Kim Stone book 14. Goodbye sleep. 😊
This is what good stories do to you. You start reading, get sucked into them and sleep suddenly seems overrated. Of course, when morning comes it’s a different story, but I will gladly suffer through the pain in my hand from hitting the alarm clock repeatedly. 😉
The author really keeps the readers busy. We not only have to focus on the case DI Stone and her team have to solve, but there is a second as intriguing storyline featuring our well known reporter Tracy Frost. What she is trying to do is not without danger either, but she’s like a dog with a bone and determined not to let it get stolen from under her nose.
For a moment I thought that this time I had figured out who was behind all the gruesome things. In fact I had, but I did not have either. Am I talking in riddles? Yes, most certainly and I guess that I have piqued some people’s interest. If that’s the case, well done me. That was what I was aiming for.
As I already said there were some vicious scenes, but this thriller has positive scenes too. Like a bit of friendship between two very unlikely people, love between partners or great teamwork resulting in unmasking the culprit. There are a few twists that left me shocked and a very, very pleasant surprise surfaced too.
I loved this book, but I knew before I even opened it that it would be a winner once again. I wonder whether the author told us everything though… 5 stars
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.