Not suitable for children 4.5πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’«


This is another cracker from Angela Marsons. Whilst Kim Stone’s background is undoubtedly not the happiest, it isn’t a patch on some of the characters in the latest instalment of her life fighting crime. πŸ•΅πŸš”
Although it’s the 4th DI Kim Stone book, it’s fair to say that this is be a standalone book.

It rattled along at a fair old pace, and there were a few question marks in my head until ⚑️POW⚑️I wasn’t expecting it to unfold in that way…
A rattling good read.  

MetLineReader Rating 4.5* πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’«
About this book

The dead don’t tell secrets … unless you listen. 

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 β€˜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 …? 

The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons. 


Play Dead is published on 20th May by Bookouture and is available for preorder and purchase on Amazon

My thanks to Bookouture who provided me with an advance copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Author: metlinereader

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