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She ruined their lives. Now they’re going to destroy hers.

"Someone is re-creating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Your death."

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 30 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 deaths of Erica and Keith - the only loving parents Kim had ever known. 

Faced with a killer who is re-creating 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?

The heart-stopping and totally addictive new crime thriller from multimillion-copy number one bestseller Angela Marsons will have you completely hooked.

Read what everyone is saying about the Detective Kim Stone series:

"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)

"I absolutely loved it!...one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson!" (Fiona's Book Reviews)

"It's Angela Marsons, so five stars, 'nuff said.... Gripping, intriguing, thrilling, addictive, fantastic...emotional and heart-breaking.... I finished this late, sobbing my heart out.... Read this book. Just do it.... One of the very best detective series around." (Deja Read, 5 stars)

"I truly don't know what to say.... Somehow Angela Marsons manages smash the brilliantness of the last book and better it tenfold.... A first-class read that I feel will be difficult to top.... This has certainly gone onto my 2018 MUST READ list." (ILoveReadinguk, 5 stars)

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What listeners say about Dead Memories: An addictive and gripping crime thriller

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amazing

I am completely addicted to this series and the characters. fantastic series, I love it

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Brilliant

It was a gripping story i really enjoyed it it was a great story from the start

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Brilliant Book

Another gripping story from Angela Marsons, Kim Stone is arguably the best anti hero in print.

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This series just gets better and better.

This is a series that just keeps getting better and better. Each book is always better than the last one and this one was no acception. It is always great to read these books because with each one you get to know Kim better and more about her past.

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Kim Stone is the female version of Rebus

Fantastic series of books, every one of them kept me hooked. The storylines were brilliant and so was the narrator Read them or listen to them you will not be disappointed.

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As usual the ironing was no problem!

Lots of characters who needed me to concentrate to put them all in their places. Ripping tale which had me doing housework just to have the excuse to listen. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and probably need to listen once more to enjoy it all over again and ensure I have all the characters in their proper place. Would def recommend

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A big disappointment

After great reviews, I had high hopes. Alas, I found Kim Stone such an obnoxious character that, toward the end, I was hoping that some villain really would kill her off. I gave up and didn't last to the end .

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fantastic and addictive

another great story, great characters, great humour, penmanship excellent from the hands of this author, touching and relatable as well,

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Excellent read

Enjoyed this book excellent narrator. Kept me in suspense till the end. Loved the characters. Thanks

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Gripping

Great story as ever, not the best in the series but still enjoyable.
I can't help but wonder if Kim will have a nervous breakdown at some point. She has had a lot of trauma in a short period of time.

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  • Katherine
  • 19-05-19

Nope. Just Nope.

I'm a huge Angela Marsons fan and have enjoyed the KIm Stone series until now. A police procedural morphed into a psych thriller overload. Perhaps I'm just over the top at the mo with the current spate of tortured protagonists with disturbing backgrounds or horrific events in their past. But using KIm's traumatic background as a template for all the crimes in the story was just too achingly self-referential, and reeks of weariness and fatigue.

Marsons writes wonderful characters, but most of her team were left on the shelf in this outing. Stacy gets a moment of glory and Penn barely that, and poor Bryant barely gets his oars in. Woody makes a surprise appearance late in the game, but still. These characters were wasted here as mere props for the great and anomalous KIm, who can get oh-so tiring by her tormented and brilliant self. The climax was stupid and predictable; for such a brilliant mind, Kim acts impulsively but predictably and almost kills herself and another.

Please Ms. Marsons, bring the village back to life again. Send Kim on vacation (or second her to the East Midlands) and let Bryant and Keats and their colleagues solve the next one. It would be a smash hit.

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  • Susi
  • 26-02-19

amazing

love the whole series of books.
can't wait for the next one to come out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-03-19

Shes outdone herself

this was so intriguing. i have to listen a second time to see if i can piece the clues together. i love this series becuase you thunk you know who has comiitednthe crime and your wrong till the last page.

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  • TG
  • 26-01-21

Gut wrenching

This is such a good book. Completely gut wrenching and hard to read but a really good story.

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  • Required Listening
  • 22-07-20

Healing for Kim

Kim Stone is not a likable character, although the author helps readers and listeners understand her and so offers the chance for us outside the story to choose to develop empathy for her. In this addition to the series, Kim has to bare her story to those she has power over, her Team. In other volumes, it's only those with power over her and who are male who have this intimate knowledge. I'm curious how the author will move the arc forward if the series continues. I will have trouble accepting the Kim if she continues to act as if her past still was a secret to her peers and subordinates.

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  • Peggy
  • 17-06-20

Great characters and plot. Well Narrated.

I'm a fan of this series
I enjoy all the characters and I'm always surpr6at the ending. The narration was very good, bringing the characters to llifr.

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  • Lynn
  • 15-02-20

Fast paced, heart pounding, hair raising

loved this audio book for its:
*complex plots
*heartbreaking twists
*Kim Stone
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police team growing in sharpness, bravery, and loyalty with each chapter.
The villains are sociopathic and devious.
The victims are blameless.
Somehow because of the author's brilliance, a certain justice is achieved.
The narrator's voice is rich but tends to overdramatize the already vivid dialogue. Some of the dark humor is lost through that quirk.
I highly recommend this unstoppable tale.

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  • Mimi
  • 15-09-19

I love this series!

The narrator could not be more PERFECT in bringing out the spirit of this series that will get you hooked. Her rendition of Kim Stone makes Kim's acerbic nature truly endearing. On the flip side, the way she delivers the sweet, patronizing demeanor Kim bestows on her adversaries embodies all of the reasons they have to want her dead :)
I highly recommend this entire series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-07-19

Brilliant

Loved every minute of it! Will definitely find more from this author. My kind of story

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  • Debbijane
  • 08-07-19

Awesome

I loved this series. I found this book very emotional and I wish Kim Stone was real so I could hug her.