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Publisher's Summary

You have to stop me from hurting anyone else. I don’t want to do these horrible things. Help me before I’m forced to do it again. And I will do it again because I have no choice. I’ve never had a choice.

In a busy shopping center, a little girl clutches a teddy bear, clinging to it in the absence of her mother, Katrina. Hours later, Katrina’s body is discovered in an abandoned building. For Detective Kim Stone, it looks like a quick, functional murder. But Kim’s instincts tell her there’s more to this senseless murder than meets the eye. What was the motive for killing a young mother out shopping with her child?

Days later, a second victim is found in a local park, her neck broken just like Katrina’s and her six-year-old son missing.

But with her colleague, Detective Stacey Wood, working on another unsolved crime and a member of the team grieving the loss of a close relative, Kim is struggling to make inroads on what is fast becoming a complex case. And when a handwritten letter from the killer lands on Kim’s desk addressed to her and pleading for help, she knows time is running out to bring the little boy home alive.

With the support of a handwriting analyst and profiler, Kim and the team begin to get inside the mind of the killer and make a shocking discovery.

Some of the victims have scratch marks on their wrists.

But these are no random scratches. The killer is using them to communicate with someone. The question is...with whom?

And if Kim doesn’t find them soon, another innocent soul will die.

Nobody does it better than the Queen of Crime, Angela Marsons.

©2020 Angela Marsons (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Always great

Best mystery book. I can’t wait for the next and some of the changes to Kim’s team. Thanks

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Great addition to the series

Lucky 13! Definitely another great book in the Kim Stone series. Lots of plot twists and the resolution is unexpected yet Angela Marsons makes it work. Can't wait for the next one.

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Not my favorite Kim Stone

I am not sure why I struggled with this Kim Stone but I did. Saying more might ruin it for someone else. However, for all of you Kim Stone fans your favorite characters are present and accounted for. Marsons does have the gift of creating wonderful characters. If you are new to the series please start with Book 0 as it was written as a prequel or Book 1. Jan Cramer is a quirky narrator but her manner works well as the series is a bit quirky. I do recommend the series as I have enjoyed the books enough to have listened to them all several times. Maybe when I do so again I will enjoy this one more.

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Great as always!

Love this series! Always look forward to the next book. Jan Cramer is one the best narrators.

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Dirk Gently jokes aside let me first say I absolutley love this book series (including the performer, Jan Cramer is one of the best, her performance in this series and the Erika Foster series are some of the best I have listened to) but this one disappointed me a bit and I have to say is probably my least favorite of the series. Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed the book and is still well worth the listen if you enjoy this series, but the thing that stung me on this one was the connection of the story lines, it was a bit too far fetched for me. **Spoilers Ahead** The book basically has 3 separate story lines at the start; the murders, the rape cases and the celebrity visit. All 3 at the start of the book are totally disconnected things but by the end of the book they are all connect together. I have no problem with this part of it, but the connecting of them was just too far fetched for me. Stacy randomly chose a 2 year old rape case out of a pile of over 30 cold cases to work on. It could have been any of those cases, but she just happened to pick the case that was done by the current murderer? The odds of that happening were just way too astronomical for me to believe. Then you also have the connection between the celebrity visit and the murders. Stone gets called in to this meeting around the same time as the murders that has nothing to do with the murders but for security for a celebrity visitor to a mall. It turns out the murders were both part of that meeting and that is the only connection you have to them really. This one didn't bother me as much as the rape case connection but was still to far fetched for me. All that being said, I did still enjoy the book and it is well worth the listen. I just hope the next one has the plot lines realed in more for believability and realism.

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  • Karen S.
  • 11-24-20

Another AMAZING book

Wow wow wow .. another fantastic book by Angela Marson with herbKim Stone detective series What with twists and turns at ever point .. The superb dry humour which , with the fantastic Narration once again by Jan Cramer , I venbwoth ne going through a lot of personal issues which is giving me unbearable stress , I had several ‘ laughing out loud’. sessions and it took me away from the problems in my life . The fact I live by Angela , the places in the book I know so well , so I can follow their journeys .. Now eagerly awaiting the next book Just keep writing this series Angela .. you are an amazing writer

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  • chezmonster
  • 11-22-20

Absolutely brilliant

I have always enjoyed the Kim Stone stories but this one was even better. Its been great to follow all the characters and within this book there is a true sense of strength between Kim and her team. The reading from Jan is just as good as ever, I love how there is so much continuity between the voices over the series. A true talent indeed. My only question is now, how long do I have to wait to find out about the wedding?

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  • rach
  • 11-22-20

Just perfect. Does not disappoint.

I love this series of books. The way the plot is crafted and the fast pace. You really love the main characters and want them to succeed. The pain and sorrow of the victims is well thought out and makes the stories stronger in my opinion. Another triumph. Bring on the next one.

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  • James Ward
  • 11-21-20

Excellent throughout

Another great story from this first class author, suspense throughout and a book you don’t want to put down

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  • Wendy Holton
  • 11-21-20

Best Yet!

Absolutely love this series. Adore the characters and what each bring to the drama. Fantastic story line: gripping and intriguing! Kept me listening and held my interest to the end, as usual. Didn't work out the plot. Clever twists along the way. Fabulous ending. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Teresa Harwood
  • 11-21-20

Superb Stone

Another superb story from Angela Marsons. Kim Stone and her team are really up against it this time. There is an evil mind at work but they are no match for Stone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-20

very irritating narrator.

this book would be much more enjoyable if I'd read it. the narrator over acted many of the characters which resulted in certain scenes being diluted.

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  • Julie
  • 11-15-20

so Brilliant & great twist at the end.

Loved this book, what am I going to do without Kim Stone now I have read them all? Hirry back Angela Marson & Jan Cramer, missing you already.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-13-20

Brilliant as always

Loved this. As always a great listen and throughly enjoy all the characters. My only complaint is with a free day I ended up listening to it all in the one day lol! Already looking forward to the next one

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  • Jean
  • 11-24-20

As always very enjoyable

Just like other books in this series, I get hooked instantly. I read one of the reviews that said the story is a bit far fetched, I agree when I analyzed it, however, the book is fast paced and Kim as usual is a great character, could not stop listening.

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  • Caroline
  • 11-16-20

Fabulous

Another Fabulously ripping read from Angela Marsons. Loved it 😊. Already looking forward to the next Kim Stone book