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Fatal Promise

Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 9
Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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A totally gripping and heart-stopping serial-killer thriller

Eeeny meeny, miney, moe. Who lives, who dies, only I know.

When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell - a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young schoolgirl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead? 

As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim's sure this was no accident. 

Then the body of a woman is found dead in suspicious circumstances and Kim makes a disturbing link between the victims and Russells Hall Hospital. The same hospital where Gordon worked. 

With Kim and her team still grieving the loss of one of their own, they’re at their weakest and facing one of the most dangerous serial killers they’ve ever encountered. Everything is on the line. Can Kim keep her squad together and find the killer before he claims his next victim? 

The killer is picking off his victims at a terrifying pace, and he’s not finished yet.

From multimillion number-one best seller Angela Marsons comes another absolutely nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller.

©2018 Angela Marsons (P)2018 Bookouture

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Stretching Reality

I read the first 9 Kim Stone books in 3 weeks time. While book 8, about the private school culture, is my favorite, I find this book just too much. Too much what? Presenting Kim as an angry, out of control, rude and obnoxious bitch, instead of a professional police officer. The grieving for their downed colleague is over the top, disrupting and hard to read. While some in the series do get out of bounds and confusing in the change-over between cases, this one was like a bowl of spaghetti. At first, I thought each book was an improvement on the last, but now I'm not so sure. I will read #10 & 11 to find out.

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Another winner!

Even though I just read it earlier this year, I re-read the previous book before starting this one. I’m glad I did. I highly recommend not reading this book if you haven’t read Book 8.

This takes place a few weeks after the events in the previous book and the team is dealing with the aftermath. We get to see the investigation of the multiple murders along with the police and the reader has no more clue than the detectives do. Well done.

As always, the team dynamics play a major part in these books. The characters are well developed and interesting. Even the new guy. And the narration is perfect.

I had this pre-ordered and I always look forward to starting a new Kim Stone book but, sadly, each one is over too soon and the wait for the next one begins.

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Story is great; narrator, not so much

This series is very entertaining. Great plotting and great characters. The storytelling weaves throughout the other books in the series and it's very satisfying. It definitely deserves a better narrator. This narrator is too affected, uses strange and off tone emphasis, and just doesn't sound plausible. Her character voices are better than the straight narration, but that is so bad it's almost enough to make me want to just read the books instead of listen!

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Love DI Stone

Book 9 of the series was more difficult to follow than others, but still a great story.

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OMG May Be the Best One Yet!

I absolutely could not wait to start this book after finishing the last one and being so shocked at something that happened at the end of that one. No spoilers but what a wide range of emotions that this author makes the reader feel as they see these characters change and evolve. And of course the crimes are always so intriguing with something always happening to surprise and keep me in a state of suspense. I was actually brought to tears to see Kim experiencing an emotional crisis in the latter part of this book, even more so than the gut wrenching event from the last novel. I think my favorite part of these books is how you get just as involved in the characters and their relationships as you do the mystery that the team is working so hard to solve! HIGHLY RECOMMEND but please read in the order they were written!

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Outstanding

I love every one of Angela Marsons books and this one was no exception. please bring on the next book.

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great book

gripping thriller had me guessing until the end!! I have come to love this series

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What a relief to find Angela Marsens new book on audible's just released list. Her work is excellent - police procedural, tight, taut, intelligent,
with a few red herrings and surprise twists. Contenporary
British setting, no car chases, no bloody scenes.

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The best one yet!

I loved the latest addition to the Kim Stone series. I like the character growth Ms. Marsons gave to Kim.

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Series keeps getting better and better

Excellent book in the Kim Stone series. Ending is especially good as you get some explanation into Kim's psyche.

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  • thelma mccormick
  • 10-25-18

another episode enjoyed

once again, another thrilling read. Ms Marsons brings to life her charectors and keeps your attention right to the end. Cannot wait for book 10.

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  • jackie
  • 01-25-19

Terrible narrator

I really enjoy these books, but the narrator has spoiled every audiobook in this series.

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  • Mrsaj56
  • 10-24-18

Brilliant

I really like not liking Kim. She’s great. Would like to see her riding her bike abit more. And maybe one person actually getting close to her. But as ever, gripping story. Thank you. Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • angela
  • 09-13-19

Brilliant story lines

I have been reading all of the Kim Stone novels and this one did not disappoint. Two story lines worked well together. Cant wait to read the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-19

Disappointing story and painful narration

I usually enjoy Angela Marsons’ books but this was disappointing - a slow and muddled storyline. And I had forgotten how awful the reader is - slow dull tone for the perpetrator and ridiculously fast and clipped for Kim. It’s got to the stage I’m not sure I can listen to another book.

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  • Kirsty
  • 07-12-19

liked it just like the others!

not as gripping as some other books, but this one was more about the "family" and background with the characters....but I liked it all the same...

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  • andrew sillars
  • 04-27-19

Great read

Angela Marsons and Kim Stone never disappoint. Great story and likable characters. Looking forward to the next book 😁

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  • TrudyW
  • 03-13-19

Good story

As usual Angela Marsons writes another good book I enjoyed the story but not the narration as much.

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  • Amanda Hall
  • 01-22-19

captivating

captivating storyline, great characters, narration exallent, couldn't stop listening. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-15-19

Good!

I have read all of the Kim Stone series and enjoyed the character development and plots of each of the books.

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  • Rymkervic
  • 11-09-18

Kim - she will be good for the Xmas break

The ninth in the series. If ever you wanted a decent book for the holidays all nine of these would be that.

These are very easy reads but with enough depth to make you want more. The main character is unique and the author has the skillsets to flesh this out nicely. This story seemed more tight than usual and was somehow a faster read, however with my using audible l seemed to have a glitch when it jumped and l missed a tiny section just when the truth was being reveled but l soon caught up. I blame the tunnel l go through for this, not the audible system. Naughty tunnel.

Pacey, smooth, interesting.... but honestly would not start my reading with this one, but would race through them all.

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  • Vicki Francis
  • 03-04-19

Another interesting case solved

A good story well told, we look forward to Kym Stones next case. Interesting to meet anew member of the team.

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  • Joanne
  • 11-26-18

Gripping

A gripping story and good character development. The only thing that grates is how angry the narrator makes the characters sound even when they are having a normal conversation.

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  • kassandra garvey
  • 11-21-18

brilliant to listen to as always

I have listened to all of the Kim Stone books on audible and rhey are easily my favourite. Angela's latest book didn't disappoint.

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  • Vicki
  • 11-19-18

Another great story!

Can’t wait for the next book! I love this series. Easy to listen too, well narrated. Couldn’t put it down so too speak. If you like detective stories you wont be disappointed.

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  • kevinplee@hotmail.com
  • 11-08-18

Encore, encore

When is the next book out ? I love Kim Stone. No messing ...though she does take prisoners ! Simply the best in the west.

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  • Sue
  • 11-06-18

A gripping story to the end

I enjoyed the book but found the narrators presentation missed the right inflection at times

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  • Kathy Burns
  • 10-25-18

Very strong story<br /><br />

Excellent reading, finished it in less than 2 days...a very thrilling story about loss and moving forward from it.