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Evil Games – Angela Marsons ★★★★★

Blurb; The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game…

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.

Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time – it’s personal.

My Review; WOW! What a great start this series has been and book two is another gem of a story I sunk my teeth into recently as part of a buddy read. Absolutely loved it. I am seriously loving and enjoying this series so much, I already can’t wait to dive into book three.

Alex’s character in this story has to be one of the worst, devious, twisted, manipulating and dark characters I have read about lately. There are not enough words to describe her character. I absolutely hated her from the start with a passion. We do get a brilliant, in depth look into Alexs character throughout.

Yet again Kim is hot on the case and proves how clever she really is, that woman blows me away! Always one step ahead, always right. We get another more in depth look into Kims past and it is absolutely heartbreaking. She truelly is a strong woman and a hero in my eyes.

A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend this series so far. Brilliantly written stories. Outstanding. A must read and buy series so far.

Check out my buddy reading partner Kate’s review. We are working through the series together and starting book 3 shortly;

Angela Marsons : Evil Games

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crime · Detective · mystery · suspense

Silent Scream – Angela Marsons ★★★★★

Blurb; Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …

Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.

But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.

As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?

My Review; I recently read this book as part of a buddy read alongside some fellow bloggers. This is a series I have been meaning to read for ages, so thrilled I finally got around to reading it.

They say Angela is the queen of crime? I can certainly see why after reading just the first book in the series. It was bloody brilliant, what a way to kick off the series. Very impressed. I was hooked and absolutely loved it.

Kim Stone. What a unique and interesting character. I loved her sarcasm and attitude. She is a very determined character who won’t let anything or anyone stop her from doing what she wants, she is also a very smart/clever lady. However, a lady with a dark, secret past which she holds close to heart.

Silent Scream has twist, after twist after twist! It constantly has you guessing, on the edge of your seat and shocked throughout. A real page turner. I did not expect the outcome at all! I already cannot wait to see what lies ahead for us in the rest of this series. I loved how even though this is book one in the series the team talk about the past together, they are a great team. Highky recommend book one of the DI Kim Stone series. A well deserved five stars from myself.

As Silent Scream has been a buddy read we will be reading a book each month from this series. Below are the blogs of the others who have taken part in the buddy read too, so check out what they thought;

Zooloo’s Book Diary (Zoe)

Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews (Jesse)

Portable Magic (Kate)

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