Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Blood Lines (D.I. Kim Stone #5) by Angela Marsons

How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace? 
A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up. 

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet. 

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother. 

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them… 

A totally gripping thriller that will have you hooked from the very first page to the final, dramatic twist. 

I would like to thank the author and her publishers for allowing me to read the 5th installment of this marvelous series.

I found the characters quite a bit more intriguing this time around. Bringing Alexandra Thorne back is a brilliant idea as you get to see more of the conniving woman as she is behind bars. You even get to meet the woman behind Kim Stone (the woman who made her the way she is today).

I found the story line really plausible as it winds around who killed a social worker and what has that got to do with her mother and Dr Alexandra Thorne. Who is the killer and are they really connected to anything in Kim's private life. All will be revealed in this 5th installment of D.I Kim Stone series.

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