2017 · Book review

Dead Souls by Angela Marsons (DI Kim Stone #6) @Bookouture @WriteAngie

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Book Description

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?

Published by Bookouture 28th April 2017

You can purchase a copy at amazon.co.uk

My Thoughts

Woo Hoo Kim Stone is back in the 6th book in this series and boy what a cracker it is. When I heard there was new book coming out I was like a little kid on Christmas eve, super excited. I’ve read and loved every book so far and I’m sure I say this each time I write a review but this is the best one yet.

In Dead Souls Angela Marsons has mixed things up a little. When human bones are found in a field that sits on the border of two police districts Kim finds herself having to work alongside an old colegue Tom Travis. It’s clear from the very beginning that something happened between Kim and Travis but we don’t find out until much later on what that is and the tension between the two and Kims frustration really get the readers mind going, I’m such a nosey parker.

Meanwhile Bryant and Dawson are paired up while Kims away and tasked to solve a spate of hate crimes which leaves Stacey on her own where she takes on the task of investigating a young suicide. I have to say it was a bit of a shock when I first realised the team were being split up, I’ve really come to love the connection between the four, the way they work together and how they each have each others backs, but this worked wonderfully well and although the story still focuses on our main lady Kim, Bryant, Dawson and Stacey all have a more prominent role in Dead Souls.

You know when you pick up an Angela Marsons book you’re going to get a blooming good story and in Dead Souls this is no different. The story centres around hate crimes and what maybe a very difficult subject for people to read about Angela Marsons has really done a fantastic job and has clearly done much research on the subject. I’ll not lie, there are some quite disturbing scenes in this book and it’s difficult to comprehend how people can be so vile but  for what’s a very prominent subject in today’s world, Angela Marsons has tackled these issues and written one hell of a good story.

Dead Souls is another sleep depriving page turner, it had me on the edge of my seat at points, it gave me shivers and at one stage I was looking for the matchsticks to keep my eyes open as I really didn’t want to stop reading. As you can probably tell, I just love this series and hope it continues for a long, long time.

I honestly can’t big up this book enough, actually the whole series has to be read. You could read Dead Souls as a standalone but you’d be missing out on so many good books if you did.

So if you hadn’t already guessed, I highly recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed.

*My thanks go to Bookouture and NetGalley for this copy*

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