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Series: Detective Kim Stone #5
Title: Blood Lines
Author: Angela Marsons
Published: November 4th, 2016
Wow!! Angela Marsons has done it again! This is an enthralling police crime thriller starring Detective Kim Stone and her arch nemesis, Doctor Alexandra Thorne – the chilling sociopath Kim caught in an earlier novel in this superbly crafted series. There are twist and turns galore, secrets to be revealed, serious manipulation of others and murder most foul in this gripping tale.
Throughout the story the power of a true sociopath is explored and revealed in chilling detail. Even though imprisoned, Alex still works to manipulate others to achieve her own goals, regardless of the harm it does to others. The story is a real page turner, a psychological murderous journey, where not even children are safe and sometimes things aren’t quite as clear cut as you’d expected! Get ready to meet some seriously mentally ill people – including Kim’s mother, in this brilliant addition to this remarkable saga, one I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys reading this genre. Phew – I deliberately avoided giving any clues about what has as I don’t want to give any spoilers away!
Many thanks to NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel.
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 page to the final, dramatic twist.
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