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- Publisher: Bookouture (4 Nov. 2016)
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- Average Customer Review: 946 customer reviews
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Blood Lines: An absolutely gripping thriller that will have you hooked (Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series Book 5) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
In crime fiction I don't want to have to suspend belief, To believe the side story of Alex required such a suspension. I would rather the main story line be expanded, as that kept me interested.
Kim Stone is a damaged person and I don't mind some exploration of that, but to devote 50% of the novel to a side story about that was rather too much. I hope the next one in the series gets back to concentrating mainly on a crime, and the solving of it.
Lastly I think that the final chapters were rather too rushed, it was rather like being in the drawing room in a Miss Marple case, having everything explained in about 5 minutes.
Also back is Kim's nemesis Dr Alex Thorne, as controlling as ever, albeit being behind bars, but unfortunately this isn't enough to stop her mind games with Kim who she has developed an almost admiring crush on and it immediately becomes clear she hasn't finished trying to mess with Kim's mind.
Kim and her team are as marvellous and clever as ever and it really is absolutely beautifully crafted. Difficult to review without spoilers so it's short and sweet from me, but what I should say is don't try to read this while in the middle of moving house or you'll end up with your Kindle in one hand, while sitting on the bed surrounded by a mountain of clothes you're meant to be putting away!
If Angela Marsons ever reads this, I just hope she realises she's created a marvel in Kim, although she may one day regret that because I think there would be riots should there be an end to this series because I think I speak for everyone when I say we've all fallen in love with her books. This is shown by Blood Lines shooting to the top of the pre order charts within hours of being released. Definitely a number one and certainly well deserved.
Detective Kim Stone is back, she is one of my all time favourite characters she’s complex, but due to horrifying events in her past she has a vulnerable side which is very much evident in Blood Lines. The reader learns more about Kim’s childhood, the events surrounding her childhood are brutal and heartbreaking, in fact I actually cried at one particular point and that’s because the author has written with such conviction it actually feels very real. As this series has progressed so has Kim’s character, I love her humour and banter with fellow work colleague Bryant and her cutting remarks, all add a touch of light relief to an darkly intense read.
When Kim arrives at a murder scene of a woman who has been stabbed she has no idea this could be her most complex case yet, add into the mix Dr Alex Thorne a manipulative sociopath who Kim had convicted for her past crimes and you know you are in for a hell of a ride. Unfortunately for Kim, Alex continues to taunt and play games with Kim from within the prison walls, games that will drive Kim to the brink.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The series is excellent and keeps on giving. Looking forward to reading the next instalment when it comes. Thank youPublished 7 hours ago by M. Emery
Loved that the story explored Alex and Kim's relationship more I just could not put it down! I recommend itPublished 21 hours ago by Bridget
It was brilliant to get into Kim & Alex relationship again. An ever gripping storyline that keep you glued till the very end.Published 22 hours ago by Gavin
As above, another gripping thriller that is hard to put down. Looking forward to next book no 6, can't wait.Published 1 day ago by reader again
A good gripping story, plenty of plot twists, looking forward to the next Kim Stone instalment. Fantastic, unputdownable, cleverly woven.Published 1 day ago by Miss L
this a very good book to read, when you have time to kill like on a train,plane and if you are waiting for someone.Published 1 day ago by dave
The interlinked of the people throughout the series of books have you feeling the emotion and turmoil that follows Kim around. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mrs. A. M. French
Twists and turns, can never guess who done it with Angela Marsons books, likable police characters, can't wait for the next book, Dead Souls.Published 2 days ago by Betty Boop
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