Synopsis: 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.
Kat’s Rating: 5/5
Kat’s Review: I like Kim Stone…I really do. After reading Angela Marsons debut novel Silent Scream, I was both impressed and excited to see what came next. What actually came next was a book that was even better. This latest instalment finds Kim Stone both tying up loose ends on a previous case, and delving deeply into a very bizarre and strange new one. A rapist is found dead after a horrific attack and what at first seems like a straightforward murder of course turns into something much more twisted.
Kim Stone herself is a very flawed and complex character which makes her all the more likeable; however she is totally outdone by the character Dr Alex Thorne. We also see the return of Kim’s colleague Bryant who although not that prominent makes for great reading when the two of them get together. One of the great pulls with readers is storyline, and the other is the characters. Marsons has delivered every element I wanted and more in this second novel. It full of twister and warped people, and the storyline keeps you engaged literally from the very first page right through to the last one. I’m reluctant to discuss the actual storyline as it would be difficult without creating too many plot spoilers.
I can see this series and author running away like a steam train while it gathers fans quickly. Angela Marsons definitely has created a series that will no doubt get stronger and better (if possible) with each book she writes. I can see this series quickly becoming one of my favourites and cannot wait to see what comes next for both Angela Marsons and Kim Stone! This is a book that could no doubt read alone…but why would you want to? I would highly recommend you buy the first and second books and get stuck in for a brilliant weekends worth of reading.