Angela Marsons : Evil Games

Blurb:

The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game…

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.

Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time – it’s personal.

The rising star of the British thriller scene returns with a novel that enthrall fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham.

Review:

This may only be.Book 2, but I am already a massive fan of the author and the series, and I enjoyed reading and discussing Evil Games with fellow blogger, Gemma.

When Detective Inspector (DI) Kim Stone is called to investigate a murder  it appears to be an open and shut case, but we knew there must be more to it. It is at this point that we meet Alex Thorne. It is a very long time since a fictional character evoked such a string reaction in me: I hated her, she made me seethe and I often found myself shouting at my Kindle (and poor Gemma!) Alex’s character is brilliantly crafted and she is the perfect conduit for Marsons to play games with the reader. Who is Alex and what does she want to achieve?

After Silent Scream, we were left with several questions about Kim’s past.  Evil Games does delve a little deeper and I was fascinated by the character of Kim’s mum  Patty, and the explanation of the events of Kim’s childhood. It is easy to see why Kim behaves in the way she does and I loved getting to know her better. She is also surrounded by a fabulous team and they each play to their strengths in this investigation..

In terms of the plot, Evil Games is incredibly fast paced and I was always tempted to read past the designated number of chapters each day. There are so many twists and turns that I always had something to think about and I loved being kept on my toes. The end, in particular, is full to the brim with tension and I raced through the pages.

I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Evil Games is available from Amazon.

 

 

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