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They thought they were safe. They were wrong.

The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone - one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood.

As more sex workers are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realize that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.

At the same time, the search begins for the desperate woman who left her newborn baby at the station - but what looks like a tragic abandonment turns even more sinister when a case of modern slavery is uncovered.

The two investigations bring the team into a terrifying world of human exploitation and cruelty - and a showdown that puts Kim's life at risk as shocking secrets from her own past come to light.

©2017 Angela Marsons (P)2017 Bookouture

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 11-12-17

Outstanding detectve novel by Angela Marsons

This is the 7th novel in the Detective Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons. Like almost all novels in the series Broken Bones easily qualifies for a 5 star rating. It is a very dark suspense mystery about a serial killer. The identification of the killer at the end of the book comes as a surprise to the listener. Woven into the story is a situation that can only be described as slavery.

British author Angela Marsons is among the elite writers of suspense mysteries in the world today. I have all 9 of her audio books in my Audible library and all are outstanding. British actress Jan Cramer narrates the Kim Stone series novels flawlessly.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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One of my favorite crimes series

This book has been out for more than a month now and despite my excitement about a new Kim Stone book, I held off on reading it as soon as I got my hands on it. I know that sounds weird, especially since this is one of my favorite series, but I knew as soon as I finished I would be desperate for the next book anyway so I decided to show some restraint for once in my life. My patience paid off because I ended up having the opportunity to listen to the audio version and it was outstanding, it definitely enhanced my experience, I absolutely loved it.

I think everyone has heard me rave about this series and Marsons talent as a writer several times before, so I’ll try and spare you and won’t repeat myself too much and just say that these books honestly just get better, sharper, and darker in each installment and are always intricately plotted and shocking.

Two things make this series standout among a hundred other police procedurals for me. First, Marsons always seems to have her finger on the pulse of society and addresses current issues in a compassionate and educational way while still managing to be exciting and fresh. This time Kim and team are dealing with immigration issues, prostitution and even slavery. Using extremely important issues in her novels lends an authenticity that is unmatched, it serves to bring a human connection to an otherwise grim plot. Secondly, she keeps her characters constantly evolving, she reveals new things about their pasts and who they are in each book and oftentimes surprises me with said revelations, which is difficult to do.

Cramer is the perfect narrator for this one, her voice is soothing and so easy to listen to. I know many people say that their mind wanders anytime they try and listen to an audiobook and my attention never strayed throughout this for a minute. Between Marsons riveting story and Cramer’s fluid voice I was utterly absorbed. It doesn’t hurt that I could listen to an English accent all day long either, but seriously read this book. Even better, listen to this book, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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Would have given it 5 stars across the board but..

Writer and editors need to learn the difference between implied and inferred. The word inferred was used when implied should have been used (note: you can infer from an implication, not the other way around). I know, it sounds lame but I have been a professional writer and editor for over 2 decades and mistakes like this pull me from my suspension of disbelief...

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Amazing

This book was absolutely amazing. It has twists and turns and was thrilling from the start. The narrator was absolutely brilliant and I highly recommend this book!

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Kim Stone Rocks

I find Kim Stone to be entertaining, sincere, a great detective and easy to listen to. I just love her character and the team. I can’t get enough of them! You can’t go wrong with DI Stone!

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I want more!!!

I am not a fan of detective series books, but Kim Stone is a perfect and wonderful character. I became addicted... And now I want more books in the series. Hope there are more coming!!!

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Loved it!

Great writing! Awaiting number 8! Don't change narrator! Kim Stone character is fantastic. (It's ok for her to have a life, though)

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Another great book

The Kim Stone books are fantasic and the narrator Jan Cramer is excellent. I have listened to all 7 books in the series and can't wait for the eight

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Angela, and Jan, narrating, is awesome!

Loved it! I love the detective Kim Stone and company. But Jan Cramer's narrating keeps me coming back, ready for more Kim Stone series.

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Loved

As always, excellent! These have become one if my favorite series of books and characters.

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  • C. Daniel
  • 11-17-17

Everything I hoped for in a thriller.

I like listening to audio books as I craft, this book made my hands fly through craftwork as the plot unfolded and I edged closer and closer to the edge of my seat. No good as a book for bedtime - too gripping a storyline and I listened to it well into my precious sleep time. I wish Kim had a little romance in her life tho.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-22-17

fab fab fab

A great read as always from Angela Marsons. suspense drama and intriguing characters. fabulous read.

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  • Nicky Birmingham
  • 12-02-17

Not a disappointment

Book 7, and as good as the others. I feel as if I personally know Kim Stone and her team. Once again the story is well written, quick paced and what I particularly enjoy is set in an area that I know well....What more can I ask for? Can't wait for book 8.

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  • Marjory L.
  • 11-19-17

highly recommend

From the first sentence this book had me hooked. I have loved each one of the Kim Stone books and this one must be one of the best. Every time I read a Kim Stone book I think it is the best I've read so far. They have everything you could wish for and Angela Marsons is such a good writer she does not have to fill chapters with unnecessary sex and violence as so many books have today. I can't recommend this book enough

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  • SallyB
  • 11-17-17

Dreadful narration

I've managed, just, to listen to a few chapters but the narrator is , in my opinion, awful - surely the author isn't happy to hear her books narrated so badly?
This is the first in the series that I have tried to listen to - the rest I have read - and I am very disappointed with my purchase, does nobody check these Audible books for quality?
This narrator seems to be totally unable to imitate accents consistently or to vary tone or inflection so the characters all sound exactly the same.
Looking forward to reading it since the author is a favourite and I'll have no hesitation giving the book five stars.

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  • laura
  • 12-26-17

Excellent as per usual

As per usual I loved every minute, I really hope this series never ends hehe x

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  • Daze Iom
  • 07-04-18

Excellent

Edge of the seat suspense from beginning to end. Kim stone never boring, holding the readers attention by twists and turns. This is my first audio book and I wasn't sure to start with but persevered and was glad I did. Will look to get Book 8 on audio too

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  • E. Fellowes
  • 06-03-18

Enthralling thriller

Great story, Kim and her team at their best, I was really scared of Kai never mind the girls.

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  • yvonne tomlin
  • 04-22-18

Predictable and poorly read

If you’re going to talk about the Black Country at least pronounce the place names properly. Disappointing

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  • Jennyg
  • 04-02-18

Totally enjoy it

once again I was gripped to the end. I have ordered book 8, roll on May 18th

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  • Dorothy Rankin
  • 11-14-17

Fantastic

The characters in all of this series are superbly written and feel so real. The narrator is the best I have heard I would recommend any book narrated by her. I also recommend the to all readers to stop and read Angela Manson’s. Great series can’t wait for more.

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  • Karen
  • 05-25-18

Enjoyable series

Again another book in the series which has been repeat listen. Enjoying this series and look forward to the next. Giving 4 stars where most would give 5.

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  • Soraya
  • 04-25-18

What am I going to read now?

7 books in and I'm still so in love.
What am I going to read next?

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  • georgina leggett
  • 02-21-18

confusing

to many characters without introduction. very confusing couldn't follow the story at times bad accents.

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  • imtralee
  • 01-28-18

Great Story

Well crafted story, full of intrigue, but PLEASE stop using this narrator. I hate to be negative about someones performance, but this lady completely misses inflection and nuance, distorting the story line to torture. It is painful to hear and everytime I buy a book she reads I seriously regret it.