Monday, November 21, 2016

Blood Lines - Angela Marsons

Kindle Edition

Publisher: Bookouture

Published: 04/11/16

Pages: 388

Amazon Uk Link: Here

GoodReads Link: Here

Book given in exchange for an
honest review via Netgalley.

The Blurb

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up.

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother.

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them…

My Thoughts

I love the Kim Stone series and believe that in a few years Angela Marsons can be a big name in the crime genre. As much as I was looking forward to the 5th installment of Kim Stones story, unfortunately, I didn't think it lived up to the previous 4.

The main story suffered form a lack of depth which culminated in a rushed ending with Google doing the work for Kim to piece the puzzle together. I was utterly frustrated reading this book and skip read big chunks of it because of its repetitive nature. If you have read Evil Games then you would be familiar with the returning Dr Alex Thorne. Her thread in this book, apart from being way beyond my ability to suspend belief, had nearly a whole chapter devoted to her back story from Evil Games this along with Kims back story being picked apart and retold made for a repetitive read and one that didn't hold my attention as I felt I had read it many times before.

No comments:

Post a Comment