Dead Souls by Angela Marsons

11th May 2017

What the publisher says:

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.

As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.

Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she’s ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy – and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger – before it’s too late?

An addictive, sinister crime thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat.

What I say:

Somehow I had not heard of this series before. I have no idea why not. From the opening scenes this book grabbed me and kept my attention even though at times I could barely stop myself from cringing at the horror of it all and what people are prepared to do to their fellow human beings.
The author has clearly done her research and this makes the story all the more horrifying as it seems to have a basis in truth.

There are so many twists and turns and shocks that at times I found myself holding my breath. Not having read the previous novels did not matter as enough back story was explained. Having Stone work with an old adversary was a good touch and added an extra dimension to the story.

I am now exploring the previous novels in the series

 

Rating  5 out of 5



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