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Blood Lines: Volume 5 (Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series) Paperback – 4 Nov 2016

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  • Paperback: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Bookouture (4 Nov. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786810999
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786810991
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,064 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have a new author crush! Less than 2 weeks ago, I started my first Angela Marsons book. Last night (well, early hours of this morning, truth be told) I finished my fifth. Oh, Ms Marsons is clever alright with her short, cliff-hanger chapters that mean you can never put the damn things down. But what a series. I am utterly bereft now I’m done.
Not only is Marsons my new author crush but Kim Stone is my new Detective crush. I just love her. Deadpan and sarcastic and makes me chuckle out loud on a regular basis. Her interactions with other key characters are just brilliant, especially Bryant, her partner and only real friend and Keats, the ME. Stone is forthright and doesn’t do small talk, yet she has a heart of gold under that prickly exterior and an unrelenting drive for justice.
I read Lost Girls first (number 3 in the series but although I have since read the rest in order, I didn’t feel I had missed out) and I enjoyed every single one of them, but found Blood Lines a particular treat as we see the return of sociopath Psychiatrist, Dr. Alex Thorne. Alex Thorne first appeared in Evil Games (book 2) and what ensued was a game of cat and mouse between Detective and Doctor as they tried to outwit each other at every turn. In Blood Lines, Alex manages to create pandemonium even from behind bars and her evil plotting knows no bounds. The dynamics between Stone and Thorne are so well written and I found gaining insights into Thorne’s twisted mind with regards to how she uses manipulation to get what she wants fascinating.

Tight plotting and breakneck speed chapters meant putting these books down have been near on impossible.
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This is the 5th book in the Kim Stone series and they just get better and better. This book recommences the battle for sanity between Kim and Alex that began in Evil Games (book 2).

Kim is a very complex character damaged by events in her childhood that would have finished a less strong person off but she has fought her way through life and is now a very focussed Detective Inspector who tends to barge through everything and everyone who gets in the way of her search for the bad guys. Although she doesn’t always play by the rules she does get results and is very protective of her team and in return has their complete trust and loyalty. Her character has built throughout the previous 4 books and I now feel I really know Kim who has a soft spot for the disadvantaged and waif's and strays.

Alex is her nemesis who appeared in Evil Games. She is an evil sociophobic woman who used her position as a psychiatrist to manipulate fragile people. Kim saw through her 'games' and became a target as Alex tried to destroy Kim's sanity.

This book has several threads and I did wonder how Angela was going to bring them all together but she does so skilfully to end up with a book that is totally gripping and full of twists and turns with a totally unexpected finale. I also like the story with Kim's mother that is interwoven through the book. I am now totally addicted and really hope there are many more of these books on the way to feed my addiction.

Excellent Angela, I am sure this will make the best seller list. My actual score is 6/5 but unfortunately 5 is the maximum.
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Wow, I honestly don't know how Marsons keeps doing it but I'm extremely glad she does! Blood Lines is the 5th book in the DI Kim Stone series which just keeps getting better and better. This time, a previous character is also back, Dr Alex Thorne from Evil Games. Alex is one evil, twisted individual so makes a fantastic villain and I was thrilled that she was back and we could see more of her twisted ways.

Blood Lines opens with the wrapping up of a serial rapist case but Kim and the team can't rest for long as a few hours later a body is discovered and they are thrown into a new investigation. The victim is a well-dressed woman which is clearly not a robbery gone wrong as all her valuables are still present - just who wanted to kill this woman and why did she not appear to fight back?!

In Evil Games Alex manipulated her patients into committing murders as a social experiment - Alex is a sociopath with no remorse or guilt and thrives from the manipulation of others, very chilling for a psychologist! Alex is now stirring things up in Drake Hall Prison, Kim put Alex behind bars after nearly succumbing to her ways herself, now Alex is appealing her conviction and wants the attention of 'Kimmy' once again, to finish what she sees as unfinished business.

Alex is an absolutely brilliant villain, I was both intrigued and horrified by her actions and the level of manipulation she can deliver -frightening! Alex is somewhat obsessed with Kim, almost like the one that got away as she did not completely fall for Alex's manipulation - so Alex is giving it another go, this time using her mother to hit Kim's weak spot, her beloved and missed brother, Mikey. What I particularly love about this book is seeing the vulnerable side of Kim and the insight we are given into Kim's mother.
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