The Kim Stone series (book 13) ‘Deadly Cry’ is yet another brilliant read. I have been a huge fan of Angela Marsons since the first book in this series and the author seems to get the balance spot on every time. Human interactions combined with gritty plots which never pull punches.
I would say that having read the previous twelve novels my enjoyment is enhanced as I understand the characters and the sub-plots surrounding them but this can easily be read as a stand-alone.
It begins with a young girl found, without any parents, in a shopping centre clutching her teddy bear. Her mother, Katrina, is missing and her body is found hours later in an abandoned building, with her neck snapped. She has scratches on her arm.
A few days later the second victim is found, with her neck broken in the same way although no scratches this time. However, her son is missing, assumed kidnapped by the murderer. Why the change?
At the same time as DI Kim Stone is investigating these murders after receiving letters directly addressed to her from, what appears to be, the killer, Detective Stacey Wood is looking into an old rape case where nobody was charged.
Cleverly plotted, numerous twists and turns with some unpleasant, devious characters littering the sub-plots.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Angela Marsons for the ARC in return for my honest review.
Another exceptional read and highly recommended.