• Deadly Cry

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 13
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (462 ratings)

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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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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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Riveting but character's shine through .

Good storyline although Number of Characters a bit confusing. Great read none the less.

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another great Kim stone mystery

I love this series the writing is excellent characters and their development are great also

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What a mystery!

Another great book in the series. The mystery was complex and the characters well developed. The banter between them excellent and the heart felt moments appropriate.

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beware narration

listen to the sample, narration is agonizing, sing song pattern, grating voice. the story was interesting but I could only listen for short periods at a time.

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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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  • 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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  • Diane Walmsley
  • 10-20-21

brilliant

what a superb listen with a unthinkable twists The narrator is excellent playing with her black country accents all very credible

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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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  • Helen
  • 07-02-22

Another 5 star book

I never run out of great things to say about this series, I’ve loved everyone and I’ve just downloaded the next. Long may they continue, these books keep you on the edge of your seat. I love the way the characters grow and how you want to know about their personal lives in the background and how you end up rooting for them all. I love the characters that pop up within the team Alison and Lyn and Jasper, who just make the stories better.
I really enjoy the way Jan tells the story and Angela is just a master of her craft!
On to the next one we go !!

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  • Jaye22
  • 12-31-21

*Sibling Rivalry*

This is a baffling case for the team. The attacks seem to come in pairs and one attack is more viscous than the other. Kim starts to receive letters from one of the suspects who seems reluctant to carry out the crimes and but yet they feel powerless stop. What is the connection. Is there more than one suspect. The attacks start to escalate and Kim decides to use Alison a Behaviourist, but Alison is reluctant because the last case she helped them with came with a heavy price and it almost cost her, her life. Can Kim change her mind?

In the meantime Stacey is re-examining an unsolved case alongside the current case and there maybe a connection. Someone is serving a prison sentence, did they commit the crimes?

Penn loves a puzzle and he starts to put the pieces together, with the team. they find the connection, but the shock is yet to come when they track down the perpetrators who are hiding in plain sight.

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  • M. J. Tudor
  • 12-03-21

Narrator killed my love for Kim Stone series

Listen to sample and buy paperback copy instead. Narrator's ridiculous accents distracting and irritating

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  • bob
  • 06-22-21

Great story!

The story was great with good twists and turns. However, the accents terrible, very distracting.

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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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  • Paul
  • 09-26-21

Great story

If you have enjoyed any of Angela’s books this one won’t disappoint. Brilliant performance by Jan, it’s thoroughly entertaining throughout

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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