You have to stop me from hurting anyone else. I don’t want to do these horrible things. Help me before I’m forced to do it again. And I will do it again because I have no choice. I’ve never had a choice.
In a busy shopping centre, a little girl clutches a teddy bear, clinging to it in the absence of her mother, Katrina. Hours later, Katrina’s body is discovered in an abandoned building. For Detective Kim Stone, it looks like a quick, functional kill. But Kim’s instincts tell her there’s more to this senseless murder than meets the eye. What was the motive for killing a young mother out shopping with her child?
Days later, a second victim is found in a local park, her neck broken just like Katrina’s and her six-year-old son missing.
With her colleague, Detective Stacey Wood, working on another unsolved crime and a member of the team grieving the loss of a close relative, Kim is struggling to make inroads on what is fast becoming a complex case. And when a handwritten letter from the killer lands on Kim’s desk addressed to her, and pleading for help, she knows time is running out to bring the little boy home alive.
With the support of a handwriting analyst and profiler, Kim and the team begin to get inside the mind of the killer and make a shocking discovery.
Some of the victims have scratch marks on their wrists.
But these are no random scratches. The killer is using them to communicate with someone. The question is… with whom?
And if Kim doesn’t find them soon, another innocent soul will die.
The multi-million-copy bestselling Detective Kim Stone series is every bit as addictive, original and exciting as readers say and you’ll be hooked from the very first page. Nobody does it better than the Queen of Crime, Angela Marsons.
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‘Whoopee The queen of crime is back…this book is a reminder to all her fans what a brilliant crime series this is…Unlike some long running crimes series, each book always brings something new to the table, whether it be its characters, the plot, or jaw dropping moments that take the reader by surprise.’ The Book Review Café, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Utterly fabulous! I loved this book so much. The whole series is fantastic and it just gets better and better with every book. Read this in one sitting as I was literally glued to it. Highly recommend, if I could give it more than 5 stars I would.’ Linda Strong Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Angela Marsons writes the type of books that I will literally drop everything just so I can read it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I honestly don’t know how Angela Marsons gets better and better with each book…My jaw dropped over and over again and I’m just sitting here so shocked at the end!’ With A Book In Our Hand, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Angela Marsons is the Queen of Crime, and every police team needs a Kim Stone! With a strong, fast paced storyline, this book will bring tears to your eyes, then have you covering those same eyes for fear of what may happen on the next page!!’ stardustbookreviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘I really love this series. It’s like catching up with friends when I start a new book.’ Alice May Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Deadly Cry by Angela Marsons
Deadly Cry is another exciting, action packed & roller coaster of a ride for DI Kim Stone & her team‼️. Three murders in rapid succession & a child abduction grab your attention & keep it there until the final page‼️. Angela Marsons is terrific in describing her characters & her plots are full of mysterious & devious Intent. I believe you will love her team of officers at Halsowen Station & how they have grown close, back up one another as they help Kim find the killer(s)! Hang on tight, it’s a thrilling & shocking mystery of a ride❣️👍👏👏. Buy your copy today & bet you’ll give Deadly Cry a 5 star rating, too! ENJOY‼️👍.
New book in fave series
The books in this series never disappoint and while there is a running story from book to book, you are never lost if you’ve forgotten a detail or haven’t read the previous book(s).
In this installment Kim and her team are tasked with solving the brutal murder of a mother. When a second murder happens just days later and her son is missing, it is all hands on deck. All this happening while one team member works on tracking down new clues in a cold case, another adjusts to new responsibilities from his mother’s death, and a task force preparing security for a model in the headlines for sleeping with a footballer. While that might seem like a lot of story for just one book, Marsons weaves the story together well. And the small details of the team’s personal life are a nice touch. Kim’s dog and Penn’s brother. No one does their job in a bubble and have outside factors that don’t go away.
Detective Kim Stone and her team are a well oiled machine that complement each other as they work together. They remind me of a good TV ensemble where the whole exceeds the parts. And the parts aren’t shabby.
I can’t believe these books aren’t more popular in the US because they are the perfect mesh of character development and crime story. I’ve just