A gripping, heart-stopping thriller
The greater the Evil, the deadlier 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.
Absolutely unputdownable, nail-bitingly tense and with a twist that will put your jaw on the floor. If you love Karin Slaughter, Val McDermid or Robert Dugoni, this will keep you flipping through the pages long into the night, and desperate to read the rest in this multi-million-copy, international bestselling series.
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What readers are saying about Evil Games:
‘You will not put this down, you will not sleep and you will love every second of it!' Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars
‘Exciting… chilling… totally thrilling. This is one book that exceeded all of my expectations… Get yourself ready to take a day off and immerse yourself in this book. It is worth it.’ Northern Crime
‘This story has everything... riveting, emotional, sad and most of all it has a depth that not many novels can claim to have… I highly recommend this one. Simply brilliant.’ Postcard Reviews
‘Wow wow wow… I loved this book from the first page to the last.’ Amazon Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A rollercoaster ride… full of twists, turns and red herrings. Just when you have cracked the case along comes a twist to send you in the opposite direction.' Ginger Book Geek
‘Gripping and emotive… I have read hundreds of authors in my time but Angela tops the bill.’ Amazon Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘How do you guarantee an edge of seat reading experience? You read Angela Marsons.’ Amazon Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Angela Marsons has done it again! Evil Games is an absolutely cracking, five-star read – I devoured it in one sitting… I have, once again, been left panting in the corner in dire need of a cup of tea!’ Reading Room with a View
‘I'm a little bit speechless to be honest at just how incredible this book was... Evil Games is a must read book.’ Book Addict Shaun
‘Silent Scream (Book 1) was quite brilliant. Evil Games (Book 2) is EXCEPTIONAL. Clearly, the current rating system is broken as it’s unable to accommodate books of this calibre. So I give you – 6/5.’ Little Bookness Lane
‘Evil Games is a clever, action-packed journey into some of society's darkest places, crackling with tension and wit. And DI Kim Stone is the most fascinating character to arrive on the scene since Val McDermid gave us Tony Hill. This is a no-brainer. Read Evil Games. You won't regret it.’ Mark Edwards
‘Evil Games is a fabulously dark and chilling read… I am a huge fan of D.I. Kim Stone and can't recommend this series highly enough.’ By the Letter Book Reviews
In British author Marsons's gritty sequel to 2020's Silent Scream, Det. Insp. Kim Stone and the West Midlands Police are tasked with solving the murder of Allan Harris, a convicted rapist released early from prison for good behavior. The evidence leads straight to Harris's victim, Ruth Willis, who immediately confesses to killing him, but an interview of Ruth's psychiatrist, Alexandra Thorne, leaves Kim suspicious of the doctor's methods and motivations. She's not wrong Alex is a manipulative sociopath who toys with her patients, but unfortunately for Kim, Alex takes her scrutiny as a challenge. The tension mounts as Kim and Alex's cat-and-mouse game escalates. Also weighing on Kim's mind is the department's investigation into a child molester who videotaped his crimes and likely had an as-yet-unidentified accomplice. The subplot's denouement feels abrupt and unearned, but the characters are complex and keenly rendered, injecting pathos into what could have been a rote procedural. Readers will hope to see more of Kim and company.
Excellent as always
Love all these books
This is another easy read from this writer.
There are a couple of crimes to be solved by the team, the major one involving a cat and mouse game between Kim Stone and the person that only she suspects of being involved. This made the story a bit different to the normal police crime books.
The outcomes were nothing startling and towards the end there was something - to say what would spoil the plot for others - that left me questioning whether or not things would have happened as they did, but it was nevertheless an enjoyable book and I would still give it 5*.
Great read loved it