Dying Truth – Angela Marsons (DI Kim Stone #8)

About the book: How far would you go to protect your darkest secrets?

When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide – a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents.
As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.

With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable – whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr Alex Thorne – the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim.

Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost – and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price.

My Review:  Angela Marsons is one of my “go-to” authors:  authors I know that when I am in a book slump or my reading mojo has disappeared I can pick up one of their books and instantly be gripped and once again calmness has been restored to my life.  Which is exactly what happened with book 8 of this brilliant series.

Dying Truth is yet another fast paced, page turning gripper of a thriller featuring DI Kim Stone and her wonderful team and this time they are investigating the apparent suicide of a 14 year old girl at an exclusive boarding school.  When another schoolchild is found dead within a matter of days the story takes off at breakneck speed with the team trying to locate the killer and stop any more deaths.

Those who have followed DI Kim Stone from book 1 (Silent Scream) will be delighted to know that Alex Thorne, star of book 2 (Evil Games) and book 5 (Blood Lines) makes a cameo appearance which always brings an extra layer of discomfort to the plot.

As I’ve said before, whilst this book can be read as a standalone, in my opinion you should start at the beginning because each book is absolutely brilliant.

About the Author: Angela is the author of the Kim Stone Crime series. She discovered a love of writing at Primary School when a short piece on the rocks and the sea gained her the only merit point she ever got.

Angela wrote the stories that burned inside and then stored them safely in a desk drawer.
After much urging from her partner she began to enter short story competitions in Writer’s News resulting in a win and three short listed entries.

She used the Amazon KDP program to publish two of her earlier works before concentrating on her true passion – Crime.
Angela is now signed to write a total of 16 Kim Stone books for Bookouture and has secured a print deal with Bonnier Zaffre Publishing

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