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Play Dead – Angela Marsons ★★★★

Blurb; The dead don’t tell secrets… unless you listen.

The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime.

Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim …?

My Review; We finished book four! This series is soo soo good. Throughally enjoying it. Another fresh case for Kim and her team which may just link to an old case. Oooh.

This case proves that sometimes people will never forget whatever happened in the past no matter how long ago it was and grudges can be deadly… The setting of the story was an unexpected, unusual place… A BODY FARM! OMG. A first for me to come accross this. Shocker.

I apologise if I seem I am repeating myself but all the books in this series so far are so brilliantly written including this one and they’re real page turners. Tense. Fast paced. Thrilling. Edge of your seat. Race against time cases. Brilliant. I already cannot wait to dive into book five. Eee.

I awarded a well deserved four stars and would highly recommend. They all read perfectly as standalones but do make the odd reference to previous cases in the previous books. As you know I have been buddy read this series alongside Kate. So go check out her review too which can be found here;

Kates Review (Portable Magic)

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*BLOG TOUR* Deadly Secrets – OMJ Ryan ★★★★

Blurb; Millionaire Marty Michaels had the perfect life — until he found a dead girl in his bathroom.

For twenty years, superstar radio host Marty Michaels has used his vast fame and power to make or break the careers of celebrities and politicians.

But Marty discovers that power comes at a price when he wakes in a strange hotel room and finds a murdered girl in the bathroom. He’s been setup. Someone wants to destroy him.

Desperate to clear his name, Marty is propelled into a dark world of danger, corruption and depravity, and with the media world he once ruled now baying for his blood — the hunter has become the hunted.

Not knowing who to trust, or where to turn, Marty fights alone against a powerful criminal network as he tries to save his reputation, his job…and his life.

My Review; This book had me hooked from the start, brilliantly written. Gripping, thrilling and fast paced it was a real page turner for me throughout, easily devoured. Made all the better by being set in Manchester! Close to home and familiar with most of the places described in the story making it more real for myself.

I was beside Marty the whole way and truelly felt sorry for everything he had to experience and go through. It is a very clever story but Marty with the help of an unexpected ally soon start to unravel the mystery and find answers, but it wont be easy. Marty had me sweating, my heart racing and on the edge of my seat throughout. Tense, dangerous and a race against the clock. Brilliant.

This story has it all and I was very impressed! I awarded a well deserved four stars and would highly recommend. I loved every minute of it.

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Lost Girls – Angela Marsons ★★★★★

Blurb; Two girls go missing. Only one will return.

The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.

When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.

And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.

Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour…

Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price?

My Review; Where do I even begin? Book three into this series and it just keeps getting better and better doesn’t it? I am blown away and absolutely loving this series.

This case is a hard hitting one which relates to a similar case in the past, all containing children. As a parent these types of stories hit me even harder than ones without children involved, I can relate to the parents more. But OMG! Kim! That woman is sure a hero isn’t she? Always putting others first and even her own life on the line. It had my heart pounding, I was on the edge throughout and gasping for breathe towards the end. Those poor girls. A great outcome… A great result. A great team. A very twisted, cruel and unexpected suspect is found to be involved!

You know when you find a great series on Netflix and binge it? That’s what this series is like for me I want to race through them all and enjoy them, but at the same time I don’t cause what will I do without Kim and her team? Its addictive. I think these books would make a cracking tv series. One of the best series I’ve ever read so far. Very impressed.

I wonder what book four will bring… Oooh. I awarded a well deserved five stars and would highly recommend to you all… This series I have been buddy reading alongside Kate Everleigh and will be until the end so go check out her thoughts about this book too, here;

Kates Review.

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