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 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.
Detective 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?
An absolutely gripping, darkly compelling, and nail-bitingly tense mystery thriller that will keep you racing through the pages long into the night. A Kindle Chart #1, multi-million-copy, international bestseller, Silent Scream turns fans of Karin Slaughter, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham into Angela Marsons addicts.
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 Silent Scream:
‘I absolutely loved it!… one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes… authors such as James Patterson!’ Fiona's Book Reviews
‘Completely mind-blowing… I devoured this book in 24 hours and was sad to have finished it… I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow… fantastic… gripping… hooks you in from chapter one… you won't want to put it down once you start.’ Little Northern Soul
‘I found myself biting my nails numerous times… to say that this book is brilliant is an understatement.’ Relax and Read Reviews
‘Silent Scream gets 5 stars from me – if you finish a crime thriller feeling like you just need to have a lie-down and a cup of tea to get your breath back, then the writer has done their job. Angela Marsons, I still don't have my breath back.’ Reading Room with a View
‘How will I be able to review a book that I loved so much?… undoubtedly one of the most talented writers I’ve read… pacey, gripping and so intense and you will adore Kim. She’s one of the most memorable characters I’ve encountered in a book.’ This Chick Reads
‘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!’ BTPBookClub, 5 stars
‘Marsons for me is the QUEEN of this genre. She knows how to add the human touch to each story and I just adore her. Bloody FABULOUS.’ Postcard Reviews
‘Wow! Just wow! This book just blew me away… I LOVED and ADORED this book and I am chomping at the bit to get onto the next already!’ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
‘The Kim Stone series is one of the best crime series ever written.’ Book Addict Shaun
‘The D.I. Kim Stone books are nothing short of brilliant.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm
‘Just wow. This is police procedural at its best… It is complex, intriguing, and the writing hooked me in completely.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When a pair of murders is connected to an abandoned children’s home, disturbing secrets come to light. Battling buried traumas of her own, and seeing direct parallels between the victims and her own past, DI Kim Stone must uncover the motive and killer before the death toll climbs. The first of more than a dozen books in Marsons’ popular Kim Stone series, Silent Scream introduces readers to the deeply flawed and short-tempered detective. The Black Country of England’s West Midlands looms large as a sinister setting, in a visceral police thriller that layers the atmospheric tension—with a succession of meaty twists you won’t see coming.
Read this book and found out that I was reading all of the series hated that it was the first book, somehow I skipped it my fault haha shame on me.
Such a good read. I loved all the characters and the suspense was def there all the way til the end. This is the first of the series and I’ve already bought the next one!
Finished but it was a chore
Way too long for a boring book. Struggled to finish it.