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Fatal Promise

Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 9
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A totally gripping and heart-stopping serial-killer thriller

Eeeny meeny, miney, moe. Who lives, who dies, only I know.

When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell - a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young schoolgirl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead? 

As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim's sure this was no accident. 

Then the body of a woman is found dead in suspicious circumstances and Kim makes a disturbing link between the victims and Russells Hall Hospital. The same hospital where Gordon worked. 

With Kim and her team still grieving the loss of one of their own, they’re at their weakest and facing one of the most dangerous serial killers they’ve ever encountered. Everything is on the line. Can Kim keep her squad together and find the killer before he claims his next victim? 

The killer is picking off his victims at a terrifying pace, and he’s not finished yet.

From multimillion number-one best seller Angela Marsons comes another absolutely nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller.

©2018 Angela Marsons (P)2018 Bookouture

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  • Sam
  • 23/07/2019

Stretching Reality

I read the first 9 Kim Stone books in 3 weeks time. While book 8, about the private school culture, is my favorite, I find this book just too much. Too much what? Presenting Kim as an angry, out of control, rude and obnoxious bitch, instead of a professional police officer. The grieving for their downed colleague is over the top, disrupting and hard to read. While some in the series do get out of bounds and confusing in the change-over between cases, this one was like a bowl of spaghetti. At first, I thought each book was an improvement on the last, but now I'm not so sure. I will read #10 & 11 to find out.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 23/10/2018

Another winner!

Even though I just read it earlier this year, I re-read the previous book before starting this one. I’m glad I did. I highly recommend not reading this book if you haven’t read Book 8.

This takes place a few weeks after the events in the previous book and the team is dealing with the aftermath. We get to see the investigation of the multiple murders along with the police and the reader has no more clue than the detectives do. Well done.

As always, the team dynamics play a major part in these books. The characters are well developed and interesting. Even the new guy. And the narration is perfect.

I had this pre-ordered and I always look forward to starting a new Kim Stone book but, sadly, each one is over too soon and the wait for the next one begins.

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  • Donna
  • 07/03/2019

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What a relief to find Angela Marsens new book on audible's just released list. Her work is excellent - police procedural, tight, taut, intelligent,
with a few red herrings and surprise twists. Contenporary
British setting, no car chases, no bloody scenes.

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  • Lynn
  • 14/02/2020

Tense, Tragic, Thrilling British Police Tale

This series gets better with each book. Some reviewers complained that the lead character had turned into a raging harpie in this outing, having suffered a terrible loss in the last book. I disagree. I think the narrator over-emphasizes bitchy voice tones when she voices Kim. At any rate, the characters on the police team all have to deal with personal grief and guilt as they try to identify and stop a particularly awful serial killer. The author spins two vexing mysteries into this book, and the theme of family echoes through each chapter. Can they catch the killer and can they solve a second mystery that has everyone blinded at the same time, while trying to overcome their team's precarious emotional dynamics? Highly recommend. I listened to the book twice, back to back, to make certain I'd caught all the twists and turns. Superb.

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  • Dana Williams
  • 09/12/2019

I really wanted to like this continuing series...

I’m an avid audio book listener, and I very much gravitate toward this particular genre. I’ve read all the “Kim Stone” books in the series up to this one, and I had intended to throw another Audible credit at the next one. Unfortunately, though, the word that kept coming to mind as this story slogged forward was “tedious.”

The characters seem stuck, only superficially changing throughout the narrative. The storyline quickly became uninspired. I know this sometimes happens when series keep moving forward after promising beginnings. There are several books after this in the series, and perhaps Ms. Marsons is able to again find her way in them. I’ll need to wait a bit before diving into those, however.

The reader is as she has always been. She seems to me to be bit overly dramatic in her presentation, and that didn’t help this book at all. Still, we all listen for certain things in a reader, and I am quite sure my take here is profoundly subjective.

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  • CSE
  • 04/09/2019

Story is great; narrator, not so much

This series is very entertaining. Great plotting and great characters. The storytelling weaves throughout the other books in the series and it's very satisfying. It definitely deserves a better narrator. This narrator is too affected, uses strange and off tone emphasis, and just doesn't sound plausible. Her character voices are better than the straight narration, but that is so bad it's almost enough to make me want to just read the books instead of listen!

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  • Denise Whiting
  • 21/08/2019

Love DI Stone

Book 9 of the series was more difficult to follow than others, but still a great story.

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  • DM Salazar
  • 07/08/2019

OMG May Be the Best One Yet!

I absolutely could not wait to start this book after finishing the last one and being so shocked at something that happened at the end of that one. No spoilers but what a wide range of emotions that this author makes the reader feel as they see these characters change and evolve. And of course the crimes are always so intriguing with something always happening to surprise and keep me in a state of suspense. I was actually brought to tears to see Kim experiencing an emotional crisis in the latter part of this book, even more so than the gut wrenching event from the last novel. I think my favorite part of these books is how you get just as involved in the characters and their relationships as you do the mystery that the team is working so hard to solve! HIGHLY RECOMMEND but please read in the order they were written!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20/05/2019

Outstanding

I love every one of Angela Marsons books and this one was no exception. please bring on the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14/05/2019

great book

gripping thriller had me guessing until the end!! I have come to love this series

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  • Janspot
  • 30/10/2018

Herausforderung angenommen...

...und gewonnen! Dies gilt gleichermaßen für die Autorin, der erneut ein unglaublich guter Thriller mit perfekten Spannungsbögen gelungen ist... wie auch Kim Stone, die sich erneut den alten Dämonen stellen muss... hat Spaß gemacht!