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.
Absolutely UNPUTDOWNABLE, nail-bitingly tense and with a twist that will put your jaw on the floor. If you love Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid or Mark Billingham, this will keep you flipping through the pages long into the night, and desperate to read the rest in this multi-million copy-selling series.
Watch out for more from Detective Kim Stone
A detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent. Silent Scream is the first book in the series.
What readers are saying about Evil Games…
‘Angela Marsons has done it again! Evil Games is an absolutely cracking, five-star read – I devoured it in one sitting. Kim Stone has rapidly become one of my favourite ever detectives, and in this second novel in the DI Stone series she kicks ass more than ever, and 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… one of the best new crime authors of 2015, maybe even the decade... Evil Games is a must read book, and probably one of the best I will read this year.’ 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
‘Yet again Angela Marsons has written a 5* crime novel. I loved Silent Scream... Evil Games is certainly as good as the first, if not better, and I wish I could give it a higher rating than 5/5.’ Off the Shelf Book Reviews
‘Once again, Angela Marsons takes us into the life of the brilliant loner DI Kim Stone and gives us an exciting, slightly chilling and totally thrilling read. 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
‘Angela Marsons is fast becoming THE one to watch in this genre and I would defy anyone not to read and enjoy her writing… She truly has a brilliant mind and this book did not disappoint… This story has everything, it is 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
‘This book, with every page you turn, gives you goose bumps. I could feel the hairs on the back of my neck standing up and I just didn't want to put it down. It's fantastically written, it's gripping right to the last page and I just can't wait for book three now.’ It’s All About the Books
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.
Not quite what you’d expect and it makes for a great read.
Hooked on this book and author, this is my type of books that I like.
Evil Games by Angela Marsons
Ms Marsons’ books just keep getting more intense, more exciting & the plots more complex as I read her DI Kim Stone mystery/thrillers. Evil Games has a creepy psychiatrist doing all sorts of mind bending games with her patients & then she discovers Kim’s history & another twist in the story begins! This book is action packed with so many twists & turns & edge of your seat intense drama that you won’t want to put it down. Can’t wait to read Lost Girls, the next DI Stone book waiting in my iBooks Library! Get started now on this series - you won’t be sorry?