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Publisher's Summary

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. 

The utterly addictive new crime thriller from the number-one best-selling author - you will be gripped until the final shocking twist. 

©2018 Angela Marsons (P)2018 Bookouture

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Good book

i really likes this book but I had. lot of trouble accessing part 2 and initially missed half of the story till eventully it just appeared one day. Angela did a great job another one that keeps you guessing until the end

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have loved every one up untill this one ..

bit boring . I have loved all the other but this was just not in the same realm I liked it when there was more talk about her life and barney the dog only got 1 mention

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Great book!

I Liked it!
I enjoyed the story.
The narrator made the characters seem real and their personalities stand out.

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DID NOT DISAPPOINT!

I love this series. But holy moly I had no idea this time what was going to happen. And I couldn't believe the twist at the end.

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I love Kim

You can't help but love the direct and brutal honesty of Kim Stone in this series. It seemed to be a long time between drinks but as soon as I saw this book pop up I had to get it and started listening while it was still downloading. Another good book, characters, story and narration. Please let there be a book 9 and 10 at least.

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  • Janelle
  • moree, Australia
  • 19-05-2018

I really enjoyed this book

I listen to about 4 books a week and have really run out of things to listen to that actually grab my attention. This book does.

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I didn't see it coming!

made me sob, where does the next book take us?? love this series! I never imagined the ending!

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  • Wayne
  • 29-06-2018

Best novel in a wonderful police procedural series

As a fan of Angela Marsons' 5 star Detective Kim Stone series I am delighted with Book 8, DYING TRUTH. The gripping plot of this outstanding novel takes uncertainty and suspense up to 11 and keeps it there. IF you like police procedurals or modern detective novels this is one you need to purchase. Jan Cramer's narration is superb in every novel in the in the Detective Kim Stone series.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 21-05-2018

Excellent!

Wow!!! Really wow! A true 5-star book.

I thought I had read the best of Angela Marsons but this latest one surpasses all previous books. Very intricate relationships at a boarding school. Murders (plural.) And even Alex returns to play a part. And she always scares me.

The end! All the feels. I'll say no more.

Excellent narration as usual. Reading this on release day just means it's longer until the next book. Write, Angela, write!

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  • Holly L. Barie
  • 12-11-2018

Wonderful book, but....

I cried like a baby when it was over. Like full on ugly cry! I am heartbroken!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-11-2018

Dying Truth

I love this book, this series! This particular book made me feel! I am crying like a baby! I feel like I know the characters after reading the last 8 books and now I’m saddened. But this series is very good! Read them!!!

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  • Raquel D
  • 04-10-2018

LOVED IT!!!!

I absolutely love the Kim Stone series, Angela Marsons, and especially Jan Kramer's narration. More than 5 stars!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-2018

Kim and crew are kick ass!!

read and listened to all and look forward to the next. there's always a twist. sorry to see Dawson go but great story line.

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  • C Meyer
  • 11-08-2018

8 th book

I have listened to every book in the series !! I have fallen in love with these characters - great series

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  • Sketchy Irish
  • 06-08-2018

D.I. Kim Stone is back and amazing as ever!

Book 8, Dying Truth, by Angela Marsons, is AMAZING!
I have listened to all of the D.I. Kim Stone's novels and they are among my favorites, but I must say that this one is at the top!
I laughed. I cringed. I cried. It was full of emotions! Left me wanting for book 9. NOW!

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  • Nikki Rae Gowing
  • 02-08-2018

great book!

(sobs) this story was written very well... was NOT expecting the ending - which is rare for me to find in a book!

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  • Batty for Bats
  • 22-07-2018

Great Book!

I really enjoyed this book and the audio performance. The ending was sad on all accounts and I think I’ve said Oh, no! out loud more than once. Great job!

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  • Susan D'Arney
  • 04-07-2018

dying truth

Brilliant story. Good plot. Will miss listening to it. Narration excellent. Can’t wait to download more of Angela Marsons stories. Will recommend to friends and family

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  • Georgina Anderson
  • 20-05-2018

Shocked!

I really like these Kim Stone books and number 8 was good but some of the others have been better! Hence the 4 stars. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but there is a major shock at the end I wasn't prepared for! I hope we will see another book in this series and this wasn't the last!

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  • Janet
  • 17-12-2018

PUT OFF BY SOME OF THE NARRATION.

I have nearly all the Kim Stone audible books.. love them BUT - Jan Cramers narration seems to have got worse ! Her sing song sanctimonious voice has now got to the stage, that I am not sure if I can put up with any more Kim Stone books...
The actual storyline was very good & was gripping - but - come on Jan, please no more sing song !!

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  • George A Bear
  • 14-12-2018

Book 8 in the engaging Kim Stone series

On their way back to the station Stone and Bryant answer a call to a school where a teenager is on the roof,. As they arrive the girl is dead and - her death is considered to be suicide. But ...

Then the body of a boy is discovered at the same school and seems clear that these deaths are linked in some way

Another gripping story from Angela Marsons.

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  • barbara cross
  • 19-11-2018

brilliant

this story was quite complex, I wondered who I could be the children , teachers. but what a surprise brilliant right to the end

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  • DonnaC
  • 13-11-2018

Favourite of the series so far!!

Dying Truth (DI Kim Stone #8) by Angela Marsons
5 stars!!

Never before has a crime thriller reduced me to tears, but having listened to five books on the trot of this series, these characters have become my friends and hearing what this team go through in this book, OMG, I was distraught. My heart and head were at war with each other, and my tear ducts had a complete mind of their own, but without a shadow of a doubt, this was by far the best in this series. Angela Marsons outdid herself with Dying Truth.

I love Kim Stone, her ballsy, no-nonsense, take no prisoners attitude often leads her into the most precarious and life-threatening situations yet she is the type of Detective that puts herself in danger first before any of her team. Loyal to a fault and skating the lines of procedural ethics, Kim Stone always gets the job done. Kim has fought hard for her place in the police force, and although she ruffles feathers, she ruffles them for a reason and with a boss that trusts her implicitly, even though he acts as though he doesn’t, Kim and her team are unstoppable and, in this book, it is no different.

Set inside an affluent private school with secrets hidden within the walls and taken to many graves, a secret society still exists and it seems is getting out of control. This school is where the elite and successful are bred, politicians, lawyers, doctors and the like that are interconnected through “the cards,” a relationship that lasts for a lifetime and a connection that can never be severed. Starting with the apparent suicide of a thirteen-year-old girl it is obvious that something is amiss and when another child dies all is definitely not as it seems. With a couple of murders within days, when the team starts digging it seems there are a few hidden deaths in the past that correlate to the present activities, and the houses of cards come tumbling down.

Angela Marsons really brings this bone-chilling story into its own and once again I was blindsided, never guessing the culprit or culprits in this case. On the edge of my seat throughout I was totally immersed in the story and couldn’t listen quick enough. The last few chapters were a rollercoaster, and my heart was in my mouth so many times. With an ending I never saw coming I am sat here, mouth agape, tears streaming and have actually messaged the author for the first time. Kudos to her for the way she delivered this story, certainly unforgettable as are her characters and as I dive into book nine, I’m not sure my heart can truly recover. What a series and I am glad that Bookouture has optioned this as a sixteen-book series, maybe they can increase that count too, at book nine, this series shows no sign of getting old.


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-2018

Thoroughly enjoyed.

Great story, well read with a thrilling ending. Narrator kept you interested and wanting more.

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  • valerie lawrance
  • 23-10-2018

Dying Truth

A gripping thriller, full of twists and red herrings. Having solved the crime, one then finds it is completely incorrect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-2018

wow another brilliant listen

Brilliant, gripping. Un put downable! Can't wait for the next book! I recommend this book.

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  • Eileen Brown
  • 26-09-2018

Wow

This as got to be in my mind the best in the series.Dying truth by Angela Marsons it is about the privileged children of our society who think they are all above the law and the little insignificant club they must be a part of but stay with the story because there is more to it I won't say no more than that it is down to the interview reader to come up with their own conclusions but what I will say is the end had me crying