Five figures gather round a shallow grave. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made … bound in blood.
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I have to admit, I was sooooooo looking forward to reading this book. I have read a few different reviews on it, and though it really did sound like something I would enjoy. So I would like to say a big thank you to @Netgalley and @Kimthebookworm @bookouture for allowing me the chance to read an early e copy of this book.
Don't ya just love it when you find another author to add to your Must Read author List.
I started this book, not having a real clue what it was going to be like, This is one of those books, that as soon as I see the cover I know I need to read it, regardless what the back cover says. I know, I know, don't judge a book by it's cover, but be honest, who doesn't do this.
So I started reading,
And OH wowzerzzz. Once started it is one of those books, that take over you, you have to read, and carry on reading, Unfortunately real life still exists so while stairing a pot on the stove, i read a couple more pages, while the little one destroyed my house (I mean played nice) - I read a few more pages.
Human bones are Found on the site of what was once A secure unit for soldiers, a borstal then a children s home, its a site that doesn't ever seem to have been a happy place. somewhere that seems to hold a lot of secrets and mysteries. And we all know in a good book, secrets can not stay a secret.
It really gripped me from early on. With some real good Characters.
I also found among the dark and gruesome details of the crime, there was moments where I had to smile at things that were said. The author still managed to put one or two funnier lighter moments into what could have been just a grizzly book.
The Relationship between Character was really well built. And I like how we get to know Kim through this book. Kim is one of those Character I really like, Bit of a no nonsense get on with it, or do-one kind of person, if it needs saying she seems to have a knack to saying it.
The relationship between f Kim and her team Was just right for me, I enjoyed it when they were dealing with things and chatting together. I think they are going to have a great working relationship. To me this can be as important as a good story line.
Something about Kim and her team didn't make me think of any other Detective/Police story I had read, and this is unusual, as much as I try not to, I do compare lead Character to others.
The twists and turns in this book really do keep you gripped and make for very interesting reading. At times you think you have things nicely figured out. then realize you haven't.
As always when doing a review, i fear for giving to much of the story away, so i'm not even going to attempt not to. I will say if you like a bloody good crime book, then this is a must read.
As this is Angela's Debut Crime book, I really can't wait to see what comes next. This was one of those books, that if you discover a couple of years after publication, you read it, enjoy it, then dive right in and but then next book and then the next book so you can read them all back to back. And I love it when that happens. I was disappointed at the end of this book, that the next one wasn't ready for me to read yet. It was that good.
I take my hat off to Angela and really do look forward to hearing/reading a lot more from this author.
Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…
Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …
Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.
But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.
As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham will be gripped by this exceptional new voice in British crime fiction.
Watch out for more from D.I. Kim Stone
A Detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent. Silent Scream is the first book in the series – watch out for EVIL GAMES coming soon.
What people are saying about Silent Scream
‘A superb debut by an assured new writer. Blending sharp wit with emotion, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride alongside DI Kim Stone and look forward to the next outing.’ Mel Sherratt
'I absolutely loved it! ... This one is one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson! I would seriously put this book in the same league.' Fiona’s Book Reviews
‘I have not been so impressed by a debut novel in a long time, and I'm actually now itching for more from D.I. Kim Stone and the rest of her squad. …D.I. Kim Stone is like the British Jane Rizzoli. She's so ballsy and doesn't understand the meaning of the word no. I LOVE heroines who just do what they want and sod the consequences and Kim did that, right from the beginning as people keep turning up dead, people who are all connected to a children's home that burned down.
If you were ever wondering how to write a gripping, wholly engaging crime novel, just have a read of Silent Scream and marvel at how Angela Marsons has done it. I can't wait for the second book, because this one was a top-notch crime thriller.’ Leah Loves
‘I started reading ‘Silent Scream’ thinking I would just read a few chapters. I ended up reading it all… I love it when an author chooses a dark topic and does it incredibly well… An excellent read and one I would happily recommend.’ Northern Crime
‘This is a fantastic debut novel by Marsons. The blurb said that if you were a fan of Val McDermid and Mark Billingham you would love this book and being a huge fan of both I thought I would give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised… With lots of twists and turns this is a real page turner and I would highly recommend it.’ The Laughing Librarian
Angela Marsons was born and raised in the Black Country and still lives there, along with her long-term partner, as well as a bouncy Labrador and a potty-mouthed African Grey parrot. Although she has been writing since her early teens, Silent Scream is her first novel.