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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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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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Not Marsons’ Best

I’m going to keep it real. I get almost giddy when I see there’s a new Kim Stone novel out. Equally, I have noticed that when publishers push writers to get novels out faster, the quality of the work declines. I would be happy to wait a year or even a year and a half in between Kim Stone novels to avoid the disappointment I felt reading this clearly rushed work.

This novel is convoluted, riddled with discrepancies, and things that just don’t add up. Also, I was so delighted in the last novel when it appeared that Marsons had finally retired the superfluous and irritating murderer first person narrative. You can imagine my disappointment when this sloppy technique reared its ugly head again in this novel.

I’m pretty sure this is the first time I have not given a Kim Stone novel five stars. I am 100% certain this is the first time I have given a Kim Stone novel three stars. If you are a Kim Stone devotee like I am, you’ll want to read this just to stay up-to-date on the happenings of the team but otherwise don’t hope for too much.

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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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I am a fan.

Deadly Cry continues the Kim Stone series in a gripping and graceful way that we have come to expect. I cannot wait to hear what Angela has Kim and her team doing next...

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Doesn't disappoint

I am intrigued by DI Kim Stone. Even if I did figure it out first.

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Angela never fails

Captivating and engaging. Great story line with twist at the end. Whats most important group of amazing characters which you feel like you are teaming with to solve the case.
Read the entire series and can't for the next book.

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Jan Cramer...narrator for Deadly Cry

I LOVE the Kim Stone series!!! But Jan Cramer just makes the books Riveting!!! She is an amazing narrator!!! I have not listened to everything she has narrated yet but I am on my way to listening to them all!!!! An absolute Joy! Love Angela Marson’s books! Every...last...one!

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Another Outstanding Novel

I have listened to every book in this series and it has become my all-time favorite! If you are reading this review and have not started from the very beginning with Silent Scream, I strongly recommend you do so in order to fully appreciate the badass and sarcastically funny Kim Stone and her amazing team. The stories are riveting and the interaction between the characters is so very entertaining. Equally enjoyable is the amazing talent of Jan Cramer; truly the best narrator I have ever come across. I love how she brings the characters to life with her individual dialects and accents. My favorite voice is the character of Stacy, as I find her accent delightful. I enjoy British novels and would love to one day visit the location where these novels take place. Now I have to impatiently wait for number 14! Please don’t make this Tennessee fan wait long Angela Marsons!

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best book so far

I have now cried on two books in this series. I have laughed out loud at the banter of characters. Angela Marion's make these characters part of your circle and love them all. Best thriller author I know. thank you again unpatiently waiting next book lolo. thank you

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  • sarah
  • 02-25-21

Always keeping me

I love this series and it keeps me listening all the time, I try to listen in one go.

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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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  • Dr Andrew M Long
  • 04-19-21

Good, tense story

Another good read in the Kim Stone series. Very readable and tense to the finish

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-29-21

Love this series.

Really easy listening but with some interesting facts re physiology and forensics for the reader to digest. Waiting for the next already

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  • Clair
  • 03-17-21

another great story

love the characters in this book really funny at times will be downloading the next one now

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-30-21

Kim Stone

Another good listen, great knowing the locations, , cant wait for number 14! Thanks Angela

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  • Helenx2020x
  • 01-14-21

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found it tricky to get into the book which I found odd as I've read all Detective Inspector Kim Stone's storylines. I found it confusing how they deliberated who was to blame - possibly easier explanation would have made it much easier to understand. All in all, I'm very sorry to say my least enjoyed Kim Stone book yet. I'm sure there's better to come

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  • clarebear
  • 01-12-21

back in love!!

Angela gas exceeded my expectations with this story line. After her last book I felt saddened that the story line felt flat and uninteresting. Deadly cry has renewed my last for Marston writing. great detail and hidden criminal in the mist unlikely places, kept me hooked to the end. lovely to hear the continued thread of the characters in the team life, goals and family dramas. lockdown had certainly not affected Angela's ability to design great stories. keep it up and thanks xx

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-24-20

Deadly cry

Brilliant. Good story line .Cant wait for the next .Angela Mason is an excellent writer.
These should be made into a Netflix series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-20

Don't read when busy.... nothing will get done

I had every piece of the story worked out in my head after the first 45mins. safe to say it was worth waiting for the end. Brilliant read in a great series. waiting for the next installment

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  • Mimosa
  • 01-09-21

A suspenseful story that keeps you guessing!

In her usual indomitable, arrogant way, Kim Stone, DI, pushes her forthright way through this multi-pronged mystery. putting herself in danger, as is usual, Kim and her much-valued crew, finally solve the series of murders on their patch.
With the help of their 'behaviourist' friend we come to understand the pitfalls of sibling rivalry and the endemic energy this promotes until it all finally falls in place - then it's worth another listen from a different perspective!
Great book!

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  • MISS H L G MCKENNA
  • 12-30-20

Great book

Another non stop listen! The series is so good that each new book never dissappoints! Cant wait for next book

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  • Bonita N. Jones
  • 12-09-20

Another cracker

Love these books, so very addictive. Kim and her team are believable likable characters. The plots are great and the whole thing moves along at a fast pace. Kim needs a bit of romance in her life please Helen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-20

As good as always

I have been reading Kim Stone series and it never let me down.
Love it

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  • Rymkervic
  • 11-26-20

Good Ending

Love the pace and the content. I think the ending was excellent and you don't always get that in books. Not surprising this author is gaining fans all over.

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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