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Dead Memories: An addictive and gripping crime thriller

Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 10
Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

She ruined their lives. Now they’re going to destroy hers.

"Someone is re-creating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Your death."

On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block 30 years ago.

When the bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in a burnt-out car, Kim can’t ignore the chilling similarity to the deaths of Erica and Keith - the only loving parents Kim had ever known. 

Faced with a killer who is re-creating traumatic events from her past, Kim must face the brutal truth that someone wants to hurt her in the worst way possible. Desperate to stay on the case, she is forced to work with profiler Alison Lowe, who has been called in to observe and monitor Kim’s behaviour.

Kim has spent years catching dangerous criminals and protecting the innocent. But with a killer firmly fixed on destroying Kim, can she solve this complex case and save her own life, or will she become the final victim?

The heart-stopping and totally addictive new crime thriller from multimillion-copy number one bestseller Angela Marsons will have you completely hooked.

Read what everyone is saying about the Detective Kim Stone series:

"Marsons for me is the QUEEN of this genre. She knows how to add the human touch to each story and I just adore her. Bloody FABULOUS." (Postcard Reviews)

"I absolutely loved it!...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)

"It's Angela Marsons, so five stars, 'nuff said.... Gripping, intriguing, thrilling, addictive, fantastic...emotional and heart-breaking.... I finished this late, sobbing my heart out.... Read this book. Just do it.... One of the very best detective series around." (Deja Read, 5 stars)

"I truly don't know what to say.... Somehow Angela Marsons manages smash the brilliantness of the last book and better it tenfold.... A first-class read that I feel will be difficult to top.... This has certainly gone onto my 2018 MUST READ list." (ILoveReadinguk, 5 stars)

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Another great story with detective Kim Stone

This story ties to a bunch of her previous books so if you want an immersive experience, definitely read the previous books otherwise you will get lost.

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Cracker

Tenth book and still loving it. I love the authors writing, love the characters, love the no-nonesense, plain speaking midland English directness. Loving the anticipation of more books to come.

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A great read

Another amazing story by Angela Marsons. I found I hard to stop listening. This one had me close to tears as the story unfolded. The narrator is amazing as well.

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another Great book

so easy to be enthralled with this book and the whole series again. now waiting patiently for the next installment!

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Inspirational storyline

I loved this book.The narrator , the characters, and the drive of the police team made it a brilliant story.

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Excellent book

Excellent storyline following on from the previous books. Great story telling. If you like Angela Marsons other books you will like this one!

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The title might say dead but the book is not

If you have never read anything from this author l recommend you do - hopefully like me you will be glued till finished. Recommend you just start at the start and read the series - seriously you will blow through them. I read these at the speed l used to read early Mary Higgins Clark

This one has Kim's team learning more about her and by the time you get to this book, you will be very interested. I love the insights into human behaviour that is shared in this book and cannot help wonder why those insights are better dialogued by this author than any other ... is the source of this knowledge herself or someone else?

Either way the story is a delight.

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  • Susi
  • 26-02-2019

amazing

love the whole series of books.
can't wait for the next one to come out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-03-2019

Shes outdone herself

this was so intriguing. i have to listen a second time to see if i can piece the clues together. i love this series becuase you thunk you know who has comiitednthe crime and your wrong till the last page.

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  • Katherine
  • 19-05-2019

Nope. Just Nope.

I'm a huge Angela Marsons fan and have enjoyed the KIm Stone series until now. A police procedural morphed into a psych thriller overload. Perhaps I'm just over the top at the mo with the current spate of tortured protagonists with disturbing backgrounds or horrific events in their past. But using KIm's traumatic background as a template for all the crimes in the story was just too achingly self-referential, and reeks of weariness and fatigue.

Marsons writes wonderful characters, but most of her team were left on the shelf in this outing. Stacy gets a moment of glory and Penn barely that, and poor Bryant barely gets his oars in. Woody makes a surprise appearance late in the game, but still. These characters were wasted here as mere props for the great and anomalous KIm, who can get oh-so tiring by her tormented and brilliant self. The climax was stupid and predictable; for such a brilliant mind, Kim acts impulsively but predictably and almost kills herself and another.

Please Ms. Marsons, bring the village back to life again. Send Kim on vacation (or second her to the East Midlands) and let Bryant and Keats and their colleagues solve the next one. It would be a smash hit.

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  • Maureen McGrath
  • 11-05-2019

Great listen

As usual a great listen Very exciting and gripping I enjoy this author very much

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  • Lila M Waring
  • 26-04-2019

Memories are never dead!

The story line was great and the narration was great as usual! After all this time, I still don’t understand Kim’s reluctance to share with her team. But I guess that would make it too easy for them to figure out what she’s up to!
I was intrigued with the plot at first, with so many possibilities for the “who dunn-it,” but was very disappointed with the actual “who dun-nit” and the reason behind it.
I love this series and at least this book leaves it wide open for a future sequel for another “someone” out to get Kim!

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  • Katie
  • 22-04-2019

series

I have read from the beginning of this series and I really hope there are more to come. great story line, love the characters. so please don't hesitate to write more.

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  • Ann E Osborn
  • 17-04-2019

Brilliant as always!

Loved the story, the pace and the performance! Can’t wait for the next exciting installment!

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  • Dawn
  • 03-04-2019

Another great addition

Angela Marsons has written another great addition to the series. It was full of all the action and twists we’ve come to enjoy. Jan Cramer gave a stellar performance as she brought it all to life. The only negative aspect was that it had to come to an end.

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  • Dr. B
  • 01-04-2019

Another success!

I am addicted to this series. Each book gets better and better. This is a must read.

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  • Ken Graves
  • 15-03-2019

Fabulous, as ever!

Angela Marsons is one of best story tellers alive. When a new release of hers comes out I drop whatever I'm currently into and dig in.
Plus - Jan Cramer is far and away my favorite female narrator. I find myself considering there to be a roomful of people in the studio, and each one instantly recognizable. Thank you Jan for taking me on so many vivid adventures!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-2019

A big disappointment

After great reviews, I had high hopes. Alas, I found Kim Stone such an obnoxious character that, toward the end, I was hoping that some villain really would kill her off. I gave up and didn't last to the end .

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  • DANNIKA
  • 21-04-2019

amazing

I am completely addicted to this series and the characters. fantastic series, I love it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-05-2019

Another fantastic read

This was just another of Angela's fantastic books, a well written gripping part of the Kim stone journey loved it and cant believe I need to wait for the next one!!😁

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  • paula robinson
  • 10-05-2019

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Love it great read as usual can't wait for next one to come out July I think

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  • Katie Grimwood
  • 28-04-2019

Great listen

The story is well read and very funny in parts. I just couldn’t stop listening

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  • Yellownev
  • 26-04-2019

Books are good audible version not so

I have enjoyed all of the Kim Stone books so far - all read on my kindle. As I had Audible credits outstanding I decided to have the Kindle and Audible book. The narrator really did the characters no favours. As you read you get a good image of how they act and sound and the person reading this book I think got most of the characters so wrong as to put doubt in my mind they were the same 'people' They come from the west midlands so why only one very exaggerated accent? Plus the inflection on the words was just wrong, too fast too aggressive, it made Kim stone sound like a robot - not the clever and focussed detective we know from the books. It really has spoilt my love of the characters in the books so far.

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  • mrs c b keown
  • 13-04-2019

really love this series<br /><br />

have really enjoyed getting to know these characters. Kim Stone is a legend and the combination of her and the the as they solve each crime is gripping.

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  • Georgina Anderson
  • 07-04-2019

Another great one!

Another great Kim stone book! I'd recommend reading the others first...I've seen a couple of reviews that didn't like her character but to understand her properly you should read from the beginning, she's a complex character and at first I didn't think I would like her but by the end of book 1 I really did! I've listened to all 10 in the series and they just get better and better....I hope there's more to come!

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  • hussam
  • 29-03-2019

well executed with details that add to the grip

the story was well devised and performance of the narrator voices added a gripping addition to the story plot

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  • Peter akers
  • 17-03-2019

What can you say brilliant

That is ten Kim Stone l have read they just get better and better once you start you just cannot put them down