A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring mother and social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up.
When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.
Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother.
As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them…
I just can’t get enough of the Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons, as soon as a new one is released whatever book I am reading has to be put down so I can jump straight into the next instalment.
Blood Lines is the latest book in the series and this time we revisit the twisted sociopath Dr Alex Thorne who is determined to wreak havoc and finally break Kim Stone. Meanwhile bodies are being investigated when they all show identical stab wounds but they need to find out what connects the victims to have a chance of finding the killer.
This is another gripping and tense read and having the evil and manipulating Alex back gave the storyline the same head fuck feel, as this woman is such an unlikeable, unpredictable and sinister character. I am pleased that this was just a sub plot as I can only take so much of this unbearable woman but I think it worked well having this plot weaved around the main storyline.
Once again the author has us over analysing everything trying to piece little clues together to try and solve the case before the professionals do! Kim Stone is still as frosty as ever and I am so pleased that her character isn’t softening along the way.
Play Dead and Silent Scream still remain my favourites but this is still addictive read that you do not want to miss. I hope it is not too long until we meet up with Kim Stone again.