The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess.
Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime.
Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next?
As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim …?
I know I know I said it with the last two books, but I really didn't think this series could get any better, when Boommmmmmmm Angela does it again. It still amazes me how authors can come up with time and time again, new and fresh stories.
This one was just absolutely fantabulous. A Brilliant read. I can't believe we are with Kim Stone again, and all ready at book 4. It really doesn't seem that long ago I was starting my first Angela Marsons book and wondering what to expect from a new author. Well all my expectations were met, and blown out the water. Angela is by far one of todays better crime writers, and that's some doing when you consider how many authors are writing crime books. But there is just something, individual, and fresh in her writing style and she has managed to create a character in Kim Stone that you just can't help but like.
I love it when you get so engrossed in a book, it's like you are part of the story.
If you are anything like me then I would advise that these books are read in order, but that is more just to get a feel and the background on Detective Kim Stone. If you are not to bothered about that, then you would get away with reading this as it is, but I really would say read them in order. You'll be glad you did.
And just so you don't have to go searching. Here they are in order.
1 Silent Scream
2 Evil Games
3 Lost Girls
4 Play Dead
Any way where was I? Oh Yeah this is certainly one hell of a read. And if it was possible to give it more than 5 stars then I certainly would. Angela Marsons is one hell of a story teller.
Westerley Research facility is unknown to most people. It is a body farm, where bodies are donated for research purposes. It's out of the way and not advertised to anyone.
Kim and her team are at the centre when they discover a body, only this body is nothing to do with the research.
so as Kim and her team are there, and Kim has discovered it, they set to, trying to find out who she is, and how she got there. It isn't long after when a second body turns up. But who is killing them and why, and more so how do they know that Westerley would normally be a great place to dump a body, had it not been for Kim and her team finding the first one.
A must must read for any crime thriller fan's. And I feel I can safely say that you will not be disappointed reading this. And I think it's safe to assume this will still be in my top ten reads of 2016 at the end of the year.
I would like to send a big extra thanks to Netgalley. Bookouture and Angela Marsons for allowing me a review copy of this first class read.