Published May 29 2015 by Bookouture
The greater the evil, the more deadly the game …
When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.
With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim soon finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.
Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time – it’s personal.
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham will be gripped by this exceptional new voice in British crime fiction.
Silent Scream (Kim Stone 1) is reviewed here: https://northerncrime.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/silent-scream-angela-marsons/
This year, Angela Marsons emerged as a new fresh exciting voice in British crime fiction. Now Kim Stone is back for a second appearance and I am cheering!
‘Evil Games’ sees Kim Stone working persistently and voraciously on a child abuse case, in the search for the truth. She also has the death of a rapist to investigate, that starts to ring alarm bells with her. The murderer appears to be the rape victim, Ruth who was under the care of psychiatrist Dr Alex Thorne. Alex is a sociopath, with no conscience and who enjoys playing games with those around her. She loves nothing better than manipulating people for her amusement. Her patients are at risk and only Kim Stone seems to be the one observant enough to notice. Soon Alex is trying to find everything out about Kim, as her obsession grows.
Once again, Angela Marsons takes us into the life of the brilliant loner DI Kim Stone and gives us an exciting, slightly chilling and totally thrilling read. This is one book that exceeded all of my expectations and made me want many more chapters from Kim’s life.
I loved the cat and mouse chase that developed between Alex and Kim, and the way Marsons unfolds more of the dark sad history of Kim. The highlight of the book is definitely Doctor Alex and hearing her warped thoughts. There is just something about her evil sociopathic mind, that is rather enticing. Marsons does such a good job in creating a very likeable monster.
Get yourself ready to take a day off and immerse yourself in this book. It is worth it.
Angela Marsons should be proud of this series. It really is going from strength to strength. I hope we don’t all have to wait long for book three. Recommended.