#Review Dead Souls by Angela Marsons @WriteAngie @Bookouture #DIKimStone




Here’s the blurb …

Dead Souls: A gripping serial killer thriller with a shocking twist (Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series Book 6) by [Marsons, Angela]

Bookouture (28 April 2017)

The truth was dead and buried…until now.

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.

As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.

Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she’s ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy – and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger – before it’s too late?

An addictive, sinister crime thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat.

My thoughts …

Angela Marsons has created the best female police detective EVER.

DI Kim Stone.

When I first read Silent Scream last year, I was instantly hooked by the characters the author has created, they pulled me in, I was desperate to know more about them and I devoured the next two books in less than a week. Luckily, I didn’t have long to wait for the fourth instalment and each one just gets better and better.

It’s unbelievable, I don’t know how you do it Angie! Each book adds something new, something unexpected and something that makes the next release date feel far too far away.

One of the main things I love about this series is that Angela brings back characters, she mixes them up, we aren’t ‘stuck’ with the same people doing the same thing book in, book out.

Dead Souls sees the return of the enigmatic Dr A, following the discovery of bones buried in a farm field.

A turf war (excuse the pun) ensues with DI Travis, who we have seen in most of the previous books, and who Kim normally manages to usurp as the lead investigator, this time though, she’s not getting her own way. She’s got to share, and those who have read the books will know, Kim doesn’t work well with her best friend Bryant, so teaming her with an officer she clearly hates from another station is not going to end well. But needs must and Kim is sent to work with Travis’ team, leaving her guys to fend for themselves.

My favourite thing about Dead Souls is the focus on the other members of Kim’s team, Bryant normally works with Kim, Dawson is typically off doing his own thing and Stacey is the back bone of the group, back in the office working her magic online and backing them all up with her investigative prowess.

Dead Souls sees Dawson and Bryant working together, and Stacey deciding to take a more proactive role in the investigation to try and prove that she’s not just a keyboard warrior.

As the teams try to deal with some of the most vile crimes they have ever had to look at, they are thrown off track when one of them disappears. What the heck have they been doing? Where are they? And why hasn’t Kim been looking out for them?


It’s a bloody belter!!!

Marsons brings to the fore some of the most harrowing crimes I’ve read about and it makes for an uncomfortable read sometimes, but she handles it well, as always.

There is something about her writing that I just can’t help but love.

There is a magic there on the pages of Angela Marsons’ books, that x-factor, that sets her head and shoulders above the thousands of other authors out there.


Dead Souls is out on Friday 28th April and you can pre-order your copy over at Amazon UK

About the author …

Angela Marsons is the author of the Amazon Bestselling DI Kim Stone series – Silent Scream, Evil Games, Lost Girls, Play Dead, Blood Lines and Dead Souls and her books have sold more than 2 million in 2 years.

She lives in the Black Country with her partner, their cheeky Golden Retriever and a swearing parrot.

She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.

After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.

She is signed to for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Her last two books – Blood Lines and Dead Souls – reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.


4 thoughts on “#Review Dead Souls by Angela Marsons @WriteAngie @Bookouture #DIKimStone

  1. Best one in the series yet! I don’t know how Angela does it but it’s impressive. I love that she isn’t afraid to mix things up as it keeps things fresh.

    Fab review, Emma! Your excitement just jumps off of the page. Maybe I shouldn’t have read it before writing mine! 😄


    1. Awe schucks! Thanks lovely!

      Appreciate you saying that x

      I ADORE this series!

      Kim is my female Roy Grace and it’s just amazing how Angie keeps her and the team so fresh, you’re spot on with that comment!

      Your review will be awesome and I can’t wait to see it 😊👊💞

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