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It had seemed so simple. Get in, get the information, get out. But now they were getting inside her mind and she didn’t know how to stop them...

When Detective Kim Stone is called to the home of Samantha Brown, she finds the young woman lying in bed with her throat cut and a knife in her hand. With no sign of forced entry or struggle, Kim rules her death a tragic suicide. 

But a visit to Samantha’s parents rings alarm bells for Kim - there’s something they’re not telling her. And, when she spots a clue in a photograph, Kim realizes she’s made a huge mistake. Samantha didn’t take her own life, she was murdered. 

Then a young man’s body is found in a local lake with his throat cut and Kim makes a link between the victim and Samantha. They both spent time at Unity Farm, a retreat for people seeking an alternative way of life. 

Beneath the retreat’s cozy façade, Kim and her team uncover a sinister community preying on the emotionally vulnerable. 

Sending one of her own undercover into Unity Farm is high risk but it’s Kim’s only hope if she is to catch a killer - someone Kim is convinced the victims knew and trusted. 

With Bryant distracted by the emergence of a harrowing case close to his heart, and an undercover officer in way over her head, Kim’s neck is on the line like never before. Can she protect those closest to her before another life is taken? 

An unbelievably gripping crime thriller from best seller Angela Marsons that will have you hooked on the Detective Kim Stone series. 

©2020 Angela Marsons (P)2020 Bookouture

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Disappointing

I loved all the Kim Stone books but the narrator ruined this one for me. Never imagined Kim as a posh middle aged schoolteacher type until now.

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Loved the storyline. However the narration was poor and at times strange. I'm fact the voice for Bryant was creepy at times. It was also more Australian than Brummy.

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Easy listening

As always, this Kim Stone novel, delivers a nice easy read/listen. However, to me the end shouldn't need to be explained but more unravelled during the story. I'm not overly keen on the narration & it has put me off listening to this next installation for a while. I find many of the characters are given similar voices with the same frustrating intonation.

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Loved every minute.

I couldn’t wait to jump in the car so I could listen to what happened next. Even better I’ve got the next book in the chapter to jump straight into. Thanks very much Angela Marsons and Jan Cramer🙌🏾

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Gripping

10 out of 10 , love the Kim Stone series , well worth a read , or listen

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Very good but needed proofreading

A really good read, but seemed to lack proofreading- one character swapped between “Carrie” and “Cassie” frequently, with Travis and Penn also being mixed up once.

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Gripping from the start

I could not put this down once I started. Brilliant story line, twists in the right places, overall very engaging.

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*Cruel Justice*

This instalment sees DI Kim Stone and her team tackling the disturbing case of cults. There are murders and as they are falling short of tying anything concrete to the cult leader, who they feel is manipulating people to exact revenge on the ones that have left the cult, Kim decides to send in one of their own “Tink” great to see her return to help out the team.

Of course upon visiting the place where the cult resides it looks just like a retreat. The man in charge is charismatic and is over confident. Kim has a hard time believing how dangerous this place is until she comes across a man who snatches people away from the cult with the parents permission, he then begins the long process of starting unpicking the harm that has been done to them.

Kim learns a lot from him and the more she learns she curses herself for sending “Tink” in undercover and not taking the idea of cults seriously. She starts to see the gravity of her decision and knows she has to get to their under cover officer out of there.

At the same time a killer locked away for his heinous crimes is due to released early. This does not sit well Bryant, it was one of his early cases and he now has the unenviable job of explaining it to the the affected relatives, Di Travis and his team are on the case.

Will Kim get to “Tink” before it’s too late? What will Bryant do to help keep the criminal where he belongs….

Another great read.

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cant wait for the next edition

brilliant as ever. look forward to the next one gets me to an from work im an nhs nurse.

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good but not as good as some

I did enjoy the book but had to keep going over chapters again kept losing it the plot I think it had a week ending

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  • 18-05-20

Another Detective Kim Stone winner!

KILLING MIND is Book 12 in the Detective Kim Stone series by British author Angela Marsons. This one is about a cult that lures in young people who are dissatisfied with their lives. Jan Cramer's narration is excellent.

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  • Jennifer
  • 19-05-20

Well Done!

I have often left feedback about Marsons’ Kim Stone series. Kim Stone is absolutely one of my favorite detectives and the combination of Marsons’ dialogue and Jan Cramer’s reading of it, is consistently a delight! What made this novel all the more compelling for me was the application of constructive feedback I’ve left in the past. While it is possible this feedback was never read and the author made the choice herself, I was glad to not have to hear the killer’s point of view periodically throughout the book. In the past these vignettes have been read in an over-the-top manner that was distracting from Marsons’ pitch perfect writing. Whether it was due to my feedback or not, this novel struck the perfect balance! This particular mystery was cleverly outlined and executed. I’m not going to give away any spoilers. I’ll just say this is definitely one of Marsons’ most intriguing Stone novels to date. Well done!

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  • Sketchy Irish
  • 19-05-20

Another 5 Star Book by Angela Marsons

Killing Mind was absolutely amazing as all of Angela Marson's books are!
It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time and I had no idea who the perpetrator
was until she was ready to tell us!!!!
Jan Cramer's narration was great as well. She is the perfect Kim!!!

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  • Christina H. Florkiewicz
  • 03-07-20

Wonderful series!

I love this series of books by Angela Marsons. The storylines are interesting, as well as her small cast of characters. The narrator is the same throughout and she is perfect!

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  • Angelika
  • 18-05-20

Like visiting friends

Can't wait to each new book. Listening to it is like visiting old friends. Kim Stone is such a dedicated and headstrong character and the rest of the department always complements her style.
The story is engaging and the intriguing and as alway narration adds to the book.
Can't wait for the next one. Being part of the story is like being a part of dysfunctional, yet loving family who always has your back.

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  • MAISHA D. TAGOILELAGI
  • 17-05-20

Angela Marsons does it again

Angela can’t stop writing and she should never change narrators.
Thank you Angela and Jan for another great listen!!!


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  • Christine Westlake
  • 02-08-20

Marsons books

I've read every one of her books and NEVER been disappointed! I would suggest starting with DCI Kim Stone books to go towards her earlier books so you know who is who.

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  • Required Listening
  • 29-07-20

Kim Moves Forward

Kim Stone finally moves into detecting and solving crimes unrelated to her painful past. While the plot still centers on family dysfunction on the extreme, this episode brings other members of the team into focus, as they all face their own and their families histories...and futures.

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  • MzCarrie
  • 31-05-20

Another great one

I've loved all of the Kim Stone books and this one is no exception. I wanted to keep listening until the very end and completed in one day! The narrator is just brilliant and keeps you entertained and engaged. I can't wait for Kim and her team's next assignment! Great job all around!

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  • DM Salazar
  • 27-05-20

ANOTHER WINNER

I have been eagerly waiting for this 12th book to come out in this amazing series and, as always, I was not disappointed! The characters are so fascinating with imperfections and yet total dedication to their job in solving crimes. I love the interactions between each member and the fierce dedication and loyalty they feel towards their boss, Kim Stone. If anyone is reading this review and has not started from the very first novel Silent Scream, I strongly recommend that you start with that one so you will know the full background of all of the characters. I envy you this journey. My only disappointment is now I have to wait for the next one to come along. I tried to make myself listen to this book in small increments but I just could not do it because it was too intriguing. Jan Kramer is the best narrator I have ever listened to and that involves a lot of audible books! She makes every single character come alive with their individual voice and accents. As an American reader, I’m always amazed at the lack of guns and weapons these police officers carry and yet are still able to do the very efficient job at fighting crime! Do NOT PASS THIS SERIES UP!

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