The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game....
When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.
With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.
Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time - it's personal.
The rising star of the British thriller scene returns with a novel that enthrall fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham.
Watch out for more from D.I. Kim Stone
A detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent. Evil Games is the second book in the series - see where it all began in Silent Scream - out now.
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"Stunning." (The Mail on Sunday)
"I absolutely loved it...This one is one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson!" (Fiona's Book Reviews)
"I don't think I've been so hooked by a new author since the discovery of Mark Edwards or Mark Billingham...if you finish a crime thriller feeling like you just need to have a lie-down and a cup of tea to get your breath back, then the writer has done their job. Angela Marsons, I still don't have my breath back." (Reading Room with a View)
Loved the way this all came together at the end. Another very clever, well written and detailed crime thriller. Struggled at the beginning to see how it was shaping up so again will go back from the start and enjoy with fore-knowledge and understanding
Evil games was a bit lacklustre for me compared to Silent Scream. It may be because I am a psychiatrist but it just seemed silly. The narration was excellent however and I am still curious about what else Angela Marsons has to offer.
"Experiments of an evil & psychotic psychologist!"
This book, Detective Kim Stone Book # 2, is a dark psychological thriller. Evil Games is much better than Book 1 in the series (Silent Scream). The novels in the Kim Stone series are set in Birmingham, England. Stone herself is a lead police detective who still has all of the patience and tact she was born with because she has never used any of either. She has her own issues: a crazy and institutionalized mother who killed Kim's younger brother.
Angela Marsons brain is a dark place.
Narration is excellent!
I recommend this book for people who enjoy dark thrillers.
Just found this author and listened to both Kim Stone books back to back. I'm a Texas girl that loves Great Britain and their Crime Soving Detective series. I'm waiting eagerly for Angela's book #3 (Kim Stone) HURRY PLEASE
A little long and winding but pretty entertaining. Very detailed psychological information that bogs the story down a bit.
"Kept you interested"
A great listen with a strong female lead character. I liked the main criminal premise and I learned about psychopathic behaviour.
The story moved quickly forced you to pay attention.
I enjoyed the narrator, and loved a book as if I were watching a movie I recommend to all
"Just as good as the first"
Excited to have found this author! Just wish there was more to read ): A thrilling, yet believable, storyline with new and intriguing characters alongside the original cast of the first book. Even if you find yourself figuring out the plot early on, almost every page is still a pleasure. Will be patiently awaiting book #3!
The second installment of the Kim Stone series is just as good as the first (which was great) and might even improve on it. I loved learning more about Stone's past and the way it gets unfolded to us is an important part of the plot. This books' villain is truly devious and it is scary when you realize that someone could actually be capable of those horrible acts. I think this is what makes Marsons' books so good; the way the characters, good and bad, feel so real.
Once again the pacing was spot on and the book was a breeze to listen to. If I had one criticism it would be that I wish the books were longer...because I can't get enough of them!
Book 3 comes out on November 6 and I'm excited to dig into another Kim Stone thriller!!
"Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!"
I really enjoyed this book! It is the second book in the series and it did not disappoint! I highly recommend reading this novel!
"Even better than the first one"
Another clever page turner (ear-grabber?) from Angela Marsons. Very suspenseful, great characters, great villain, ready for more.
YES, SHE KEPT YOU WANTING TO KNOW HOW IT ENDS. VERY WELL WRITTEN
YES, SILENT SCREAMS
"Thrilling and encaptivating"
Yes, its a great mystery
Don't know, but I am really enjoying this series
Cant wait for the next one
"Good Story Line"
Good plot but would prefer to read it as the audio versions narrator, sounded rushed as if trying to finish the book
Have already bought Silent Screams by same author so I will read most of it but will listen to the narration as I have already bought it.
Very rushed made it hard to concentrate.
Can't imagine it being a film
Better to read the author and not waste money on narration.
"A mystery to sink into"
Down to earth characters and a very touchy subject cleverly dealt with. Smart people manipulating the characters.
No one particular moment; but all of the scenes with Alex and Kim and their build up to a final battle of wits.
Kim has got to be in the line up - pardon the pun - but she is, for me, just pipped by Alex.
Could well be except for time constraints. My listening is usually around two to three hours at a time, though this one could fit a weekend.
The Kim Stone series is definitely one to remember, along with the author, Angela Marsons. One tiny criticism is that Jan Cramer should have put a bit more pause between sentences - but this did not spoil my enjoyment. Well Done.
"Nail biting action"
I loved this .. start to finish. Great characters and excellent plot. I'm so sad I've finished it! bring on the next one!
I can't wait to listen to more books in this series. It was gripping, exciting and disturbing.
Very good, great to know some of the area mentioned, enjoyed all aspects of the story line, would recommend
"Not a very realistic or interesting story"
I find the character of Kim a bit overdrawn and can't really relate to her. Not a bad book but I found the story in this one wasn't that intriguing, I was never on the edge of my seat and it also seemed not a very realistic story.
"Good story spoiled by poor narrator"
It has a good plot
All are good characters
I have avoided books by this narrator before but thought I would try this one as some reviews said it was better. Maybe it was a bit better, but still not good. The problem is that she reads as if she us describing her afternoon tea when the book is about murder and child abuse.
With a different narrator.
"Storyline superb; narration poor"
Having listened to the first book, I took a chance on the second one in the hope that the narration had improved. Unfortunately, it hadn't very much.
That said, the storyline itself was a little unusual and, again, very good. This was an absorbing plot which carried you along, unfortunately at the narrator's speed which, in my opinion, gives the listener no chance to catch their breath.
"Disappointing and implusible"
Anyone who enjoys run of the mill crime thriller that's not well written.
I found Kim Stone, the main police character, difficult to engage with. She seemed unreal, as did one of the central characters. The story became increasingly implausible and lacked pace, despite a number of different events toward the nd.
Anyon. I hatd hr attempt at varied accent.
I've read worse, but in a packed genre, this is nowhere near top class. Anne Cleeves has created a real character in Vera. Kim Stone lacks depth and I'm not tempted to buy further books in the series.
Run of th mill.
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