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- File Size: 2563 KB
- Print Length: 390 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (20 May 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01D3TD9VQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1,481 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #341 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Play Dead: A gripping serial killer thriller (Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series Book 4) Kindle Edition
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Given a reward for their success on a child abduction case, Kim and her team are sent to Westerley, a new forensic research centre, or ‘body farm’, designed to aid in the study of decomposition upon the human body, and which has been helping the neighbouring police force with a number of cold cases. While on a tour of the facilities they happen upon a minor issue, one which most certainly piques Kim’s interest. They farm seems to have accumulated one more resident than they should have, a young woman who has been badly beaten and suffocated before being left among the other decaying bodies.
On top of this, Kim’s journalistic nemesis, Tracy Frost, calls her with details of a cold case, the body of a man found with his fingers missing. Tracy had vowed to find justice for but had abandoned the case in favour of a much juicier story. The result was that the man was never identified and his killers remained at large.Read more ›
This is a gritty crime procedural story, fast-paced and full of thrills and spills. One of the finest inclusions to the already familiar list of characters within Kim’s team is Daniel Bate from Dundee, a fellow professional who is still trying to persuade Kim to acknowledge the spark of attraction that fizzles in the air whenever they meet professionally. But Kim still resists his advances, although there are signs that she may one day feel confident enough to welcome a relationship with him. Kim is a fantastic character, driven, hard working and a talented and decorated detective. She is scarred by her sad past and this vulnerability is very endearing.Read more ›
I wasn't that drawn in by the prologue, but the voice from the prologue kept coming up every now and then as separate chapters and i was soon very interested to know just who was writing these missives. However the second chapter 1 started and got going, I was gripped by the book, and at no point did I want to stop reading.
If you are worried about picking up a series at book 4, then don't be, it can easily be read as a standalone, although I would encourage you to read the whole series, as background about DI Kim Stones past is being drip fed to us, a small amount per book.
I am finding DI Kim Stone to be a fascinating character, she comes across to the public and her colleagues generally as a hard nosed, uncaring person, but as you delve deeper into her psyche you see she is capable of some other emotions, and her own troubled childhood really does help solve some of her cases.
I was worried about what a body farm would entail before I started reading this, but after explanations from the professors running the facility, I understand it can be useful and not as disgusting as I thought it would be. That being said the bodies being found on the edge of the facility are in a brutal condition, and the crime when its revealed is even worse than perhaps first imagined.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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
Really enjoy Angela Marsons writing, gripping, fast paced, catches the imagination. I like her hero Kim, the back story of neglect and time in care is believe able. Read morePublished 5 days ago by cavalier
A few twists I wasn't expecting, but it all turned out okay in the end, solved a few mysteries at the same time. Couldn't put it down once I started it 👍Published 6 days ago by bluebell
The books are brilliant, I love quirky characters and you always get to renew the feeling that you have found maybe more than a little bit of yourself in miss stone . Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hazel
5 star read. Didn't expect anything less. Will be starting the next in the series imminently. I would recommend to anyone!!Published 8 days ago by Chris
Another thrilling story, just when you think the stories can't get any better along comes another gripping installment. Fantastic ReadPublished 11 days ago by L Brooks
Not bad overall but why such an obvious legal error at the outset? Waiting for a warrant? The police don't need a warrant in the circumstances described. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Judex
This is a Book 4 in the DI Kim Stone series and yet again it's an absolute thriller of a book from Angela Marsons. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Leona
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