How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace?
A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn't add up.
When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.
Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim's focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr. Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim's little brother - her own mother.
As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them.
A totally gripping thriller that will have you hooked from the very first minute to the final, dramatic twist.
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Couldn't stop listening. Another intriguing story from Angela Matson..Great author. Love all her audiobooks. They keep you guessing right till the end. I also think the narrator Jan Cramer is excellent.
Continuation of detective Kim Stones's bunny boiler sociopath obsessive who wants her to suffer. edgy stuff. Good read.
As a new reader of Angela Marsons books, I am now absolutely hooked. Have now read all five in this series and am now so disappointed that the journey, for the moment, is over. This series has exceeded all of my expectations and more, and I so look forward to book 6, with anticipation. I would also like to share high praise indeed, for the narrator Jan Cramer. Her understanding of the content kept me riveted from beginning to the very end. Congratulations Angela and Jan!!!
Really warming to all the characters in these books. Even the unlikable, malevolent ones. These thrillers are really challenging, rarely do all the bits fit together easily so you don't get bored. A really good read, and good narration - I do sort of half and half read and listen.
Great narration by Jan Cramer - she portrays the character of Kim Stone character really well and brings her relationship with Bryant to life. Of course the narration only brings ot the fabulous story of Blood Lines, its another gripping, page turning addition to Angie's fantastic Kim Stone series.
I find them very similare to Robert Bryndza's Erica Foster character - which of course is another fantastic series of books!!
They are all great characters, Jan really brings them to life, but i especially enjoy the relationships between Stone, Bryant, Stacey and Dawson, they have such chemistry in the books and the way jan Cramer narrates really puts a smile on my face and a tear to my eye.
The camaraderie between Bryant and Kim is fantastic. i dont want to spoil the book, but the scene with Leo & Kim is brilliantly portrayed.
Another cracker from Angie!!! I can't wait to read the next exciting, gripping, 'unputdownable' installment!
Before I begin this review, I want to suggest highly to anyone reading this review that if you have not read any of these series, to start at the beginning. Angela Marsons develops DCI Kim Stone and her supporting characters throughout the series. To start anywhere else would deprive you of this development and leave you wanting. Now for my review:
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this series of novels! Angela Marsons has done an excellent job developing Detective Kim Stone's character and her supporting characters. The storylines have always kept me virtually on the edge of my seat. Once I start a novel, I am hard put to set it down. Thank heavens for the Audible version that has allowed me to go about my household work and continually listen!
I hope that this series has not ended and we will continue to enjoy DCI Kim Stone solving complex crimes.
"Dr Alex is back!"
Book 2 was my fave out of this series this book comes in close. Good job Angela Marsons I look forward to the next book!
"Another Solid Hit!"
I really do like these characters. I have a clear image of each that has not been contradicted in any of the novels in this series. I like that kind of consistency. The narrator I think goes a little too far in making Kim sound extra tough. There's a difference between firmness and bullying. Kim has the respect of her team; she doesn't have to be a bully to be effective. I hope the narrator will take the edge off that voice in the future.
"First Kim Stone book I couldn't finish"
This story was quite boring.
Huge fan of Angela Dawson but this fell short!
Hopefully the next is much better.
"Another thrill ride from Marsons."
I can't compare the two since I only own the audio version. Cramer does an outstanding job, however. She is one of my favorite narrators.
I love Bryant and Stacy and how they interact with Kim. They add humor to every book and humanize Stone.
She is really good at transitions and, unlike some other narrators, everybody sounds different. It almost doesn't sound like the same actress doing all the roles. I can't really pick a favorite.
A nemesis returns ...
I do think that revisiting Stone's personal baggage is getting a wee bit old, however. I would like to see new characters and storylines to move the characters forward. I had hoped that Gemma would become like an adopted daughter for Kim. I can't say more about that since it would be a spoiler!
"LOVE KIM STONE!!"
YES, Kim Stone is an extremely interesting character. Alex Thorne-really wanted to see her get her due.
Makes me want to be a CSI! The Narration was excellent. I like the overall interaction between the characters and the sensible, interesting plot.
Kim of course, but love Jan Cramer in all her narrations! She was a reason I picked this book.
Made me very sad that things like what happened in the book really truly happen. I really just wanted to keep reading more and more.
Craving more Kim Stone novels! I hope Angela Marsons continues Kim's stories.
"another great one"
these stories are amazing to listen at and are always very capturing. I love it when in parts of the book you can actually can laugh too.
"Great double plots and characters, very clever"
Blood Lines was my third Kim Stone "listen" and I have another waiting in the wings. The two main stories develop smoothly, and surprises abound. The smart, strong female protagonists are very well drawn, the evil one very cunning. Jan Cramer is always a brilliant narrator.
"I've read all five and highly recommend!"
I've loved all five DI Kim Stone killer thrillers. The last released on Audible October 2016 and I sincerely hope Ms. Marsons will continue the series. I also sincerely hope Jan Cramer will continue to narrate because she is exceptional.
"Redundant in parts"
I've now listened to all the books in the series. This book is not as good as the first four. It's great when the action is fast paced but pretty boring and repetitive on the Alex Thorne psycho babble portions. The character was interesting in Evil Games but just tedious in Blood Lines - just implausible sub plots. I continue to enjoy the Kim Stone character and her team though and look forward to the next in the series. Leave Alex Thorne in jail though. 😄
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