Angela Marsons: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (Detective Kim Stone #6)Dead Souls by Angela Marsons

About the Book

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?

My Review

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kim Stone is back and that makes me so happy because this series I absolutely love.  I was expecting great things and I wasn’t disappoint with intrigue and suspense from the first page this is a must read for all crime fiction lovers but also would appeal to readers of other genres.

In this book Kim takes a step back as her team and the team from another area step more into the limelight. The story starts with the discovery of human bones on an archaeological dig.  Doctor A is in charge of recovering the bones and her character brings a touch of humour to the story with her translation of the English language and unique personality.

The site falls on the boundary with the jurisdiction of another team and sees Kim being forced to work with another DI with whom she has issues.  This makes for an interesting read as the 2 DI’s lock horns.  The conflict brings more insight into Kim’s character as her well hidden compassionate nature comes back into view.

While Kim is working with Tom on the bones story her team is being led by her partner,  Bryant.  As the hate crimes stack up and they realise that they are dealing with more than a group of racists.

Stacey is the team’s IT wiz and we are used to her taking a back seat and digging away on her computer but in this book she takes a bigger role as we learn about her past and her character gains depth.

This is a fantastic book totally gripping and Angela deals with the issue of hate crimes in a brilliant way.  Twists and turns all the way through makes this another 5 star addition to the Kim Stone series and I am hoping for many more as we follow Kim as she fights the baddies.

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookoutre who provided me with a free copy of this book.

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About the Author

Angie-Marsons-OCT14Angela is the author of the Kim Stone Crime series. She discovered a love of writing at Primary School when a short piece on the rocks and the sea gained her the only merit point she ever got.
Angela wrote the stories that burned inside and then stored them safely in a desk drawer.
After much urging from her partner she began to enter short story competitions in Writer’s News resulting in a win and three short listed entries.
She used the Amazon KDP program to publish two of her earlier works before concentrating on her true passion – Crime.
Angela is now signed to write a total of 16 Kim Stone books for and has secured a print deal with Bonnier Zaffre Publishing.

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