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Dying Truth

Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 8
Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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How far would you go to protect your darkest secrets? 

When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide - a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents. 

As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead. 

With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable - whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr. Alex Thorne - the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim. 

Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost - and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price. 

The utterly addictive new crime thriller from the number-one best-selling author - you will be gripped until the final shocking twist. 

©2018 Angela Marsons (P)2018 Bookouture

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 06-29-18

Best novel in a wonderful police procedural series

As a fan of Angela Marsons' 5 star Detective Kim Stone series I am delighted with Book 8, DYING TRUTH. The gripping plot of this outstanding novel takes uncertainty and suspense up to 11 and keeps it there. IF you like police procedurals or modern detective novels this is one you need to purchase. Jan Cramer's narration is superb in every novel in the in the Detective Kim Stone series.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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Excellent!

Wow!!! Really wow! A true 5-star book.

I thought I had read the best of Angela Marsons but this latest one surpasses all previous books. Very intricate relationships at a boarding school. Murders (plural.) And even Alex returns to play a part. And she always scares me.

The end! All the feels. I'll say no more.

Excellent narration as usual. Reading this on release day just means it's longer until the next book. Write, Angela, write!

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just gets better with time

Many authors get maudlin or put their main female character into so called romantic situations with inappropriate co workers undermining the integrity of the character. How refreshing to find an author who understands that a woman, who works their way up in a world dominated by men, has their head and heart focused on the right things! Thank you!
DKC, USN Retired

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Heart Stopping Suspense

I have loved every single book in this series, but this one left me gasping! I love how each book refers back to the previous crime case from the last novel, in addition to learning more about the main characters on the detective‘s team. I definitely would never recommend anyone to start in the middle of this series as you need to start from the very first one to get the background on the characters, especially Kim Stone. No spoilers here but take it from me, you will not anticipate the conclusion of this book! Can’t wait to start on number 9. I don’t ever want this series to end!

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BEST YET

The ending was A LOT! But the characters are real and raw and I honestly just love this book but this one definitely made me cry.

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So Sorry

I am so, so sorry that I gave the 7 previous books in the Kim Stone series a 5, should be a 4.9. This book is superior to all those before it and deserves a special callout. I purposely have read all 8 in the series - in order - within 3 weeks. Ms. Marson continues to perfect her craft and literary talent. I begin #9 in the series now. Thank you Angela.

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OMG! too much going on! And too many chapters!

Struggled to finish. Irritated me. Read the others and familiar with characters . Dawson died...

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Wonderful book, but....

I cried like a baby when it was over. Like full on ugly cry! I am heartbroken!

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Dying Truth

I love this book, this series! This particular book made me feel! I am crying like a baby! I feel like I know the characters after reading the last 8 books and now I’m saddened. But this series is very good! Read them!!!

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LOVED IT!!!!

I absolutely love the Kim Stone series, Angela Marsons, and especially Jan Kramer's narration. More than 5 stars!!!!

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  • Susan D'Arney
  • 07-04-18

dying truth

Brilliant story. Good plot. Will miss listening to it. Narration excellent. Can’t wait to download more of Angela Marsons stories. Will recommend to friends and family

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  • SAH
  • 06-07-18

Great story, irritating narration.

I really enjoy this series of books that I started reading on Kindle and now split between Kinfle and Audible using Whispersync, but I’m really not a fan of the narrator (Jan Cramer). I find her tone patronising, some of her inflection loses the sense of the sentence and she often sounds quite aggressively angry. I would not knowingly start another series that she was narrating.

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  • Georgina Anderson
  • 05-20-18

Shocked!

I really like these Kim Stone books and number 8 was good but some of the others have been better! Hence the 4 stars. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but there is a major shock at the end I wasn't prepared for! I hope we will see another book in this series and this wasn't the last!

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  • jane
  • 10-23-19

Gripping listen

Another great story with Kim Stone as the main protagonist. It is engaging right to the end and the final twist is unforeseen.

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  • hunkydoreyrad
  • 10-13-19

Another enthralling book from Angela Marsons!

I've read most of the books featuring Kim Stone and I've absolutely loved them. This author never fails to come up with some fantastic stories! Just don't know how she does it? All the team are working on suspicious deaths of children at a private school. It looks like theres been a lot of accidents, but nothing can be further from the truth! And so the intrigue begins. I think that Jan Cramer is one of my favourite narrators can't imagine anyone else narrating these books.

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  • clarebear
  • 09-24-19

captivating read

Really enjoyed this book, although an audible. The narrator misjudged some of the chapters by changing her voice pattern which didn't really match with the narrative. story well written as I had no exact conclusion re the killer until the end. I just love detective Kim!

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  • Sandy
  • 09-12-19

Brilliant!

I’m completely hooked on this series. Can’t wait to start listening to the next one! I’d highly recommend starting at book 1 (although not necessary)

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  • Kirsty
  • 06-24-19

shock twist, and sad

loved this one, seemed to go in a different direction!! good twist, I didnt gess!! sad ending .

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  • Uncomplex
  • 05-31-19

Very emotional

The first book from the series that got my emotions flowing but possibly the weakest and not obvious storyline. Looking forward to see how life pans out for the squad.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-19

Disappointing

I have listened to many of Angela Marsbooks and this one was most disappointing. A far fetched storyline. I have always disliked the narration to the extent I probably won’t bother downloading any further books.

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  • S. Chisholm
  • 05-12-19

Brilliant as always

I've enjoyed all of this series, but this last one had me in tears at the end.

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  • kassandra garvey
  • 11-21-18

Good book

i really likes this book but I had. lot of trouble accessing part 2 and initially missed half of the story till eventully it just appeared one day. Angela did a great job another one that keeps you guessing until the end

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-18

have loved every one up untill this one ..

bit boring . I have loved all the other but this was just not in the same realm I liked it when there was more talk about her life and barney the dog only got 1 mention

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  • Kathy Burns
  • 07-09-18

Great book!

I Liked it!
I enjoyed the story.
The narrator made the characters seem real and their personalities stand out.

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  • Soraya
  • 06-16-18

DID NOT DISAPPOINT!

I love this series. But holy moly I had no idea this time what was going to happen. And I couldn't believe the twist at the end.

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  • kevinplee@hotmail.com
  • 05-26-18

I love Kim

You can't help but love the direct and brutal honesty of Kim Stone in this series. It seemed to be a long time between drinks but as soon as I saw this book pop up I had to get it and started listening while it was still downloading. Another good book, characters, story and narration. Please let there be a book 9 and 10 at least.

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  • Janelle
  • 05-19-18

I really enjoyed this book

I listen to about 4 books a week and have really run out of things to listen to that actually grab my attention. This book does.

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  • ogi500
  • 05-15-18

I didn't see it coming!

made me sob, where does the next book take us?? love this series! I never imagined the ending!