Synopsis: On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block thirty years ago.
When the bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in a burnt-out car, Kim can’t ignore the chilling similarity to the death of Erica and Keith – the only loving parents Kim had ever known.
Faced with a killer who is recreating traumatic events from her past, Kim must face the brutal truth that someone wants to hurt her in the worst way possible. Desperate to stay on the case, she is forced to work with profiler Alison Lowe who has been called in to observe and monitor Kim’s behaviour.
Kim has spent years catching dangerous criminals and protecting the innocent. But with a killer firmly fixed on destroying Kim, can she solve this complex case and save her own life or will she become the final victim?
My Rating: 5/5
My Review: Recently I read books 8 and 9 back to back and it was the perfect way to remind me all about Kim Stone and her team. I was itching to get my hands on the tenth in the series (how did that happen?). This latest story bears a shocking similarity to Kim’s own personal life and the opening few chapters plunges you straight into their latest case.
It’s easy to forget just how many people Kim has arrested or locked horns with and this book reminds you of that very fact. More and more events make themselves known from Kim’s past as more and more things happen and people suffer as we see things from her past recreated almost as if it is coming back to haunt her. As usual Bryant, Stacey and Penn are deeply involved and have Kim’s back every step of the way.
This latest instalment is almost like a ‘Best Of’ with all her historical cases and characters coming back into the fray. We see an element of dark humour running through this latest book which I absolutely loved and I found myself fully immersed back into Kim’s world. Another outstanding read and a series that shows no signs of slowing down.