Evil Games – Angela Marsons (Kim Stone 2)

Published May 29 2015 by Bookouture

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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/

My thoughts

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.

About Northern Crime

Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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12 Responses to Evil Games – Angela Marsons (Kim Stone 2)

  1. crimeworm says:

    You put me to shame; you’re so organised! I must look at your Peter James review too. You’ll be grinning like a Cheshire cat – two of your favourite authors, with books out back to back! You never seem to have a backlog; I always do – for reading AND reviewing.

    • Christine says:

      Thanks Linda. So many favourites coming out! Love it. I always have to read them first lovingly. And I’ve got Jane Isaac’s new one to finish. Don’t you find your favourites really hard to review? I just want to say ‘I loved it’ a million times!

      • crimeworm says:

        I find them harder to review, as you’ve nothing to bitch about! You just want to say, “I loved it” and “You MUST read this book!” Yep, they’re definitely tougher!

  2. Kay says:

    OK, I still haven’t read the first one in this series. On the other hand, the second will soon be here and so that’s a good thing. Nice to hear that it works so well for you. I’ve certainly not read a bad review of Silent Scream. Yay for new favorites!!

  3. Angela says:

    Thank you Christine, your review is awesome. I really appreciate your comments and so pleased you enjoyed it xx

  4. jenclair says:

    I started this one, but the evil psychiatrist gave me such chills, I put it down. I’ll have to get back to it and see if I can endure the tension of Dr. Alex’s next move. 🙂

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