Happy publication day, Angela Marsons!
It’s almost two years since I read Silent Scream, (you can read my review here) and it brings me so much pleasure each time I see the news that there’s a new book out.
This series is by far one of those that is going to stand the test time, as far as the characters have come, there is so much more for them to do in the future. Don’t worry if you’ve not read any of the other books, Marsons has a wonderful ability to detail the past so you know what’s happened without it spoiling the current plot.
Anyway, book NINE! Fatal Promise … here’s the blurb …
Bookouture (19 Oct. 2018)
Eeeny meeny, miney, moe. Who lives, who dies only I know.
When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell – a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young school girl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead?
As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim’s sure this was no accident.
Then the body of a woman is found dead in suspicious circumstances and Kim makes a disturbing link between the victims and Russells Hall Hospital. The same hospital where Gordon worked.
With Kim and her team still grieving the loss of one of their own, they’re at their weakest and facing one of the most dangerous serial killers they’ve ever encountered. Everything is on the line. Can Kim keep her squad together and find the killer before he claims his next victim?
The killer is picking off his victims at a terrifying pace, and he’s not finished yet.
My thoughts …
Nine books in and I get just as excited about each new book as I did when I first two years ago. And the best thing, I’m NEVER disappointed!
Marsons has kept this series fresh and relevant and completely compelling.
I’m not to rehash the plot, just trust that the blurb tells you what you need to know and that it is brilliant.
What I am going to talk about is the team.
And what a team they are. Still reeling from the events of book eight, they are struggling and just when you think know everything about them, Marsons reveals more about their pasts and personal lives making you fall even further in love with them.
Stone is one of the most complicated characters around, she is strong, her childhood would have crippled anyone else but not Kim. Kim takes all the hurt and pain and channels it into making herself be the best cop she can be, whether that means doing things by the book or not, she does what she needs to to get justice.
She is fiercely protective of those she loves, not that she’d ever admit to loving anyone mind!
Book eight saw irreparable damage to the team dynamics and book nine sees them adjusting to that change and it’s heartbreaking. I’ve said before that each book is like a family reunion, and it’s so true. I’ve connected with these characters and I feel their pain. I feel everything for them. As we watch them struggle with the new way their lives are going to be from now on, we see a side to some of them that we haven’t seen before, new dimensions and new feelings.
It’s amazing how Marsons manages to keep it so fresh but testament to her superb writing skill that she does.
Once again, Marsons is on top form and Fatal Promise is set to be another bestseller and is a turning point in a series that goes from strength to strength.
Fast and pacy, gritty and compelling, Fatal Promise is so much more than a police procedural.
Now hurry up with book ten please!
I pre-ordered my copy the day it went live on Amazon, so thank you me for buying it but thanks also to the author and team at Bookouture for sending me an advanced copy too, I bloody loved it!
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About the author …
Angela Marsons is the author of the International Bestselling DI Kim Stone series 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 Bookouture.com for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.
Her last three books – Blood Lines, Dead Souls and Broken Bones – reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.