11 November 2015

Review: EVIL GAMES, Angela Marsons

  • format: Kindle (Amazon)
  • File Size: 3425 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bookouture (May 29, 2015)
  • Publication Date: May 29, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00U7K5F4O
Synopsis (Amazon)

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 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. 

My Take

Angela Marsons is one of my finds of the year. Her Detective Inspector Kim Stone is a very interesting character but then so are the various members of her team. The setting is England's Black Country, and these are police procedurals with a real edge.

If you are wondering whether you should read these books in order, then the answer is definitely yes, and this is #2 in the series. 

As in SILENT SCREAM Kim Stone shows herself as a defender of those who have been damaged or manipulated by others, particularly by those who have no conscience. Her own past makes her well aware of the forms that psychological damage can take. She herself is still suffering from her past, and this makes it difficult for her to make friends or let others into her life.

Someone is playing mind games and Kim herself comes close to being broken.

An outstanding read.

My rating: 4.8

I also reviewed 4.7, SILENT SCREAM

1 comment:

Claudia said...

So many murder mysteries seem to feature an investigator who is targeted by the killer. Never seems realistic to me, but more a device for extra thrills. Why I so appreciate some of the older writers.


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