How far would you go to protect your darkest secrets?
When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from tåhe roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide – a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents.
As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.
With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable - whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr Alex Thorne – the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim.
Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost – and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price.
The utterly addictive new crime thriller from the Number One bestselling author – you will be gripped until the final shocking twist.
Read what people are saying about Dying Truth:
‘Possibly the best in the Kim Stone series yet!...Dying Truth gives us an abundance of secrets, lies and intimidation…She will have you gasping, crying and reeling in shock as she draws you in and spits you out broken at the other end! You have been warned!’ (5 stars) Chapter In My Life
‘Wow! What a book! Absolutely addictive and emotional. This book left me with a heavy heart… There are so many police procedurals out there…nothing has impressed me as much as this one… This will definitely be one of my favorites this year.’ (5 stars) A Sip of Book over Coffee
‘Just wow. This is police procedural at its best…It is complex, intriguing, and the writing hooked me in completely. I read the majority of this book in a few short hours not pausing for breath’ (5 stars) Rachel’s Random Reads
‘Love love love Kim Stone…I read this book in one sitting, and it just kept me guessing till the end…another 5* read from Angela Marsons.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘Grabbed me from the very first page with an ingenious plot and storyline, you are on one hell of a rollercoaster ride…LOVE LOVE LOVED this fabulous novel…roll on the next in the series, I CANNOT WAIT!!!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘5 Bloody Beautiful Stars! How can I talk about this book when my heart is in my throat???...I was captivated…Did I mention the ending? God, my palms were actually sweating as that played out.’ (5 stars) Novel Deelights
‘Wow this book was bloody brilliant, I loved it. I was on the edge of my seat hanging on to every word. It was full of tension and suspense and I couldn’t put it down.’ (5 stars) Bonnie’s Book Talk
‘These books just keep getting better and better!…The ending was so exciting I really had to hold my breath whilst I was reading…I am now waiting eagerly for the next book in the series!!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘A gripping and tense read and by the end I was an emotional wreck…Without a doubt my new favourite book in the series.’ (5 stars) By The Letter Book Reviews
‘Addictive, fast-paced and intriguing and the storytelling is absolutely superb…As for the final few pages, well suffice it to say they hold the most unexpected and jaw-dropping twist of all.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘I am truly at loss for words with this one, meaning it was beyond brilliant and going straight to my favorites. If you have to pick one series to read, make it Kim Stone.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘Dying Truth is an amazing book and definitely one of my favourites of the year so far…If you are not up to date with this series, make it a priority to catch up!’ (5 stars) Go Buy The Book
‘Definitely her best to date…I was completely reeling after finishing the story!!…No hesitation in giving the book 5 stars - it deserves every single one!!’ (5 stars) Donna’s Book Blog
‘Gripping, unputdownable, addictive, a truly brilliant read. Loved this from the opening line of the prologue to the last word of the epilogue.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
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Eigth DI Kim Stone Novel
Dying Truth by Angela Marsons is the eighth book in DI Kim Stone series. DI Kim Stone and DS Bryant are heading back to headquarters when they get a call to the exclusive Heathcrest Academy where a student is on the roof. By the time they arrive, Sadie Winters is dead. It looks like a suicide until Kim notices details that are inconsistent with that ruling. Despite pressure from above to quickly close the case, Kim and her team question the students and teachers. Kim is surprised when one of the teachers is Joanna Wade (who likes to flirt with Kim). Kim gets a call from Joanna to meet, but she arrives too late. Someone got to Joanna before she could talk with Kim. DS Kevin Dawson connects with Geoffrey Piggott, a student who is similar to Dawson at that age. Geoffrey provides a key clue to what is happening at this privileged school. An old tradition has been kept alive and what is happening in the present is connected to a past death. Kim and her team race to stop another death, but it will come with a great sacrifice.
Dying Truth is another great installment in the DI Kim Stone series. The novels in this series build upon each other. You need to start with Silent Scream and work your way up to Dying Truth. I thought the book was well-written with complex characters. The characters continue to evolve as the series progresses. I enjoyed getting to know more about DS Kevin Dawson. I did find the pace a little slow in the beginning of the book, but it picks up as you get into it. As the mystery develops, the suspense amps up and the pace picks up. I will say that I was not immediately drawn into Dying Truth as I have been with the other novels in this series. It took me a couple of chapters to get thoroughly into Dying Truth. The mystery is multifaceted. There are several parts (layers) to it and it can be challenging to figure out all the details (I love a twisty mystery). I have to admit to some tears at the end (I wish I could say more, but I do not want to spoil it for anyone). I am giving Dying Truth 4 out of 5 stars. Dying Truth is an intense suspense novel that will have you up very late to find out it turns out. I am eager for the next adventure with DI Kim Stone.