My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Absolutely brilliantly unputdownable.
This is the 4th book in the Kim Stone series. Book 1 set the groundwork for a character that has grown and developed throughout the 4 books. She is a survivor after suffering at the hands of a mother with Mental Health issues that caused the death of her twin brother. The effects of this abuse caused her to be ping ponged around foster care and the foster parents she did attach to were tragically killed in an accident on the way to complete adoption papers. The tragic childhood has left Kim unable to form attachments to the people close to her. Where many people would have shut down Kim has found a way to survive by focussing her energies on fighting for justice for the dead and victims of crime. This has formed her into a fantastic realistic character that I love more with each book.
This book has a totally unique story with 2 strands and has the reader guessing right to the very end. Dead bodies tend to turn up around Kim’s patch but in this book they start turning up in a Death research centre along with bodies donated to medical research with no clues as to what the link is.
I was gripped to the very end and totally wrong about the murderer. There were several parts in the book that I didnt see the significance of at the time but Angela brings all the threads together in an edge of the seat conclusion that leaves the reader totally shocked.
Worth a lot more than the maximum 5 stars and I hope there are going to be many more books in this series.