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Friday, November 6, 2020

Death Score (DI Kim Stone #13) by Angela Marsons

Death Score

(DI Kim Stone #13)

by Angela Marsons


Expected publication: November 13th 2020by Bookouture - previously titled Deadly Cry

Goodreads synopsis: 

You have to stop me from hurting anyone else. I don’t want to do these horrible things. Help me before I’m forced to do it again. And I will do it again because I have no choice. I’ve never had a choice.

In a busy shopping centre, a little girl clutches a teddy bear, clinging to it in the absence of her mother, Katrina. Hours later, Katrina’s body is discovered in an abandoned building. For Detective Kim Stone, it looks like a quick, functional murder. But Kim’s instincts tell her there’s more to this senseless murder than meets the eye. What was the motive for killing a young mother out shopping with her child?

Days later, a second victim is found in a local park, her neck broken just like Katrina’s and her six-year-old son missing.

But with her colleague, Detective Stacey Wood, working on another unsolved crime and a member of the team grieving the loss of a close relative, Kim is struggling to make inroads on what is fast becoming a complex case. And when a handwritten letter from the killer lands on Kim’s desk addressed to her, and pleading for help, she knows time is running out to bring the little boy home alive.

With the support of a handwriting analyst and profiler, Kim and the team begin to get inside the mind of the killer and make a shocking discovery.

Some of the victims have scratch marks on their wrists.

But these are no random scratches. The killer is using them to communicate with someone. The question is… with whom?

And if Kim doesn’t find them soon, another innocent soul will die.


4.5 stars

This is the thirteenth book in the DI Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons.

This is the first book I have read in this series, but I can tell this author is just killing it! What a great book. I am so into reading this series now. I have a few in my Kindle library that I need to dig out and read!

The team in this is awesome and I am totally digging how the mystery unfolded and made us grip the edge of our seats wondering how it would all turn out. What a masterful writer! I now have a new must read author for sure!

Definitely dig into this series! I am going to go back and get all the previous 12 books!

If you love a good police procedural, detective fiction mystery, definitely check this one out.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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