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How far would you go to protect your darkest secrets? 

When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide - a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents. 

As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead. 

With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable - whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr. Alex Thorne - the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim. 

Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost - and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price. 

The utterly addictive new crime thriller from the number-one best-selling author - you will be gripped until the final shocking twist. 

©2018 Angela Marsons (P)2018 Bookouture

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dying truth

Brilliant story. Good plot. Will miss listening to it. Narration excellent. Can’t wait to download more of Angela Marsons stories. Will recommend to friends and family

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Great story, irritating narration.

I really enjoy this series of books that I started reading on Kindle and now split between Kinfle and Audible using Whispersync, but I’m really not a fan of the narrator (Jan Cramer). I find her tone patronising, some of her inflection loses the sense of the sentence and she often sounds quite aggressively angry. I would not knowingly start another series that she was narrating.

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Shocked!

I really like these Kim Stone books and number 8 was good but some of the others have been better! Hence the 4 stars. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but there is a major shock at the end I wasn't prepared for! I hope we will see another book in this series and this wasn't the last!

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enthralling and thrilling

Definitely loved this book, perhaps the best so far as it deals with stress on some kids.
i may say perfect except for the pronunciation of Cradley Heath, its driving me mad

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Love this series.

Listening to these in order and they are getting better and better. Tear in my eye at end of this one!

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Brilliantly narrated

A brilliantly written series , I have to highly recommend this series as a must read , amazing characters and the narration is so well read thank you Jan Cramer a great narrator 10/10 and 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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OMG!!!

You have to read/listen to this book!!! If you’ve followed the DI Stones team from the first book then you can’t help but to be totally touched by this book. Fantastic story......I’m still crying now writing this review.

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Gripping listen

Another great story with Kim Stone as the main protagonist. It is engaging right to the end and the final twist is unforeseen.

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Favourite of the series so far!!

Dying Truth (DI Kim Stone #8) by Angela Marsons
5 stars!!

Never before has a crime thriller reduced me to tears, but having listened to five books on the trot of this series, these characters have become my friends and hearing what this team go through in this book, OMG, I was distraught. My heart and head were at war with each other, and my tear ducts had a complete mind of their own, but without a shadow of a doubt, this was by far the best in this series. Angela Marsons outdid herself with Dying Truth.

I love Kim Stone, her ballsy, no-nonsense, take no prisoners attitude often leads her into the most precarious and life-threatening situations yet she is the type of Detective that puts herself in danger first before any of her team. Loyal to a fault and skating the lines of procedural ethics, Kim Stone always gets the job done. Kim has fought hard for her place in the police force, and although she ruffles feathers, she ruffles them for a reason and with a boss that trusts her implicitly, even though he acts as though he doesn’t, Kim and her team are unstoppable and, in this book, it is no different.

Set inside an affluent private school with secrets hidden within the walls and taken to many graves, a secret society still exists and it seems is getting out of control. This school is where the elite and successful are bred, politicians, lawyers, doctors and the like that are interconnected through “the cards,” a relationship that lasts for a lifetime and a connection that can never be severed. Starting with the apparent suicide of a thirteen-year-old girl it is obvious that something is amiss and when another child dies all is definitely not as it seems. With a couple of murders within days, when the team starts digging it seems there are a few hidden deaths in the past that correlate to the present activities, and the houses of cards come tumbling down.

Angela Marsons really brings this bone-chilling story into its own and once again I was blindsided, never guessing the culprit or culprits in this case. On the edge of my seat throughout I was totally immersed in the story and couldn’t listen quick enough. The last few chapters were a rollercoaster, and my heart was in my mouth so many times. With an ending I never saw coming I am sat here, mouth agape, tears streaming and have actually messaged the author for the first time. Kudos to her for the way she delivered this story, certainly unforgettable as are her characters and as I dive into book nine, I’m not sure my heart can truly recover. What a series and I am glad that Bookouture has optioned this as a sixteen-book series, maybe they can increase that count too, at book nine, this series shows no sign of getting old.


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Suspense

Loved this book. I have read some of the others in this series and have enjoyed them all.
Indulged in listening whilst doing chores and time whizzed by! Didn’t see the twist coming!
Going to purchase another.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 21-05-18

Excellent!

Wow!!! Really wow! A true 5-star book.

I thought I had read the best of Angela Marsons but this latest one surpasses all previous books. Very intricate relationships at a boarding school. Murders (plural.) And even Alex returns to play a part. And she always scares me.

The end! All the feels. I'll say no more.

Excellent narration as usual. Reading this on release day just means it's longer until the next book. Write, Angela, write!

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  • Denise Dunham
  • 24-05-18

just gets better with time

Many authors get maudlin or put their main female character into so called romantic situations with inappropriate co workers undermining the integrity of the character. How refreshing to find an author who understands that a woman, who works their way up in a world dominated by men, has their head and heart focused on the right things! Thank you!
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  • Wayne
  • 29-06-18

Best novel in a wonderful police procedural series

As a fan of Angela Marsons' 5 star Detective Kim Stone series I am delighted with Book 8, DYING TRUTH. The gripping plot of this outstanding novel takes uncertainty and suspense up to 11 and keeps it there. IF you like police procedurals or modern detective novels this is one you need to purchase. Jan Cramer's narration is superb in every novel in the in the Detective Kim Stone series.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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  • Sherron
  • 03-02-21

Emotionally gripping

As always I figure out part of the mystery but not all. The author leaves small amounts of information until the end that cause you to change your view on the murderer. This one has a bit of a sad ending and part of me wants to quit listening to any more of the series yet I have so enjoyed the stories so far I probably will.

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  • TG
  • 26-01-21

Good book

I really liked this book and I was heartbroken at the end of it. This series is really interesting and I’m enjoying it a lot.

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  • Justine Chandler
  • 09-01-21

OMG

great mystery. Also, great team of detectives that are like family. But I did ball my eyes out at the end.

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  • Linda Zavodny
  • 16-11-20

GREAT LOSS

I am so saddened at the loss of one of the team members. I don’t understand why

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  • Cherables
  • 31-10-20

The best yet!!

What a book! I love the characters, the narrator is amazing and the story line kept me enthralled and guessing all the way through. The ending has a major twist that I did not see coming and broke my heart - I cried. You will not be disappointed in the Kim Stone series.

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  • Julia
  • 16-05-20

Best so far!!!

I love the series and thought they couldn’t get any better but this one is really the best!!

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  • Mochalite
  • 22-03-20

REAL RAW UNFORGETTABLE!!

I have read all the books in the series and this is by far the most complex and emotional! The author has managed to create characters that appear so real and genuine that I feel emotionally connected to each one. The series is not about the crimes but about the lives of DI Stone, her team, and colleagues as they solve each horrific case while trying to live normal lives.