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Publisher's Summary

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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  • C Meyer
  • PLAINFIELD, IL, US
  • 08-11-18

8 th book

I have listened to every book in the series !! I have fallen in love with these characters - great series

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D.I. Kim Stone is back and amazing as ever!

Book 8, Dying Truth, by Angela Marsons, is AMAZING!
I have listened to all of the D.I. Kim Stone's novels and they are among my favorites, but I must say that this one is at the top!
I laughed. I cringed. I cried. It was full of emotions! Left me wanting for book 9. NOW!

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great book!

(sobs) this story was written very well... was NOT expecting the ending - which is rare for me to find in a book!

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Great Book!

I really enjoyed this book and the audio performance. The ending was sad on all accounts and I think I’ve said Oh, no! out loud more than once. Great job!

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Sensational!

I have truly come to love this series and cannot stop buying them on audible. Jan Marsens does an excellent job portraying each character. in another life I would have narrated or done voice over!
anyway the books are exquisitely written, gripping and keep me guessing.

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Painful

Not a bad story. BUT, narration was painful . Struggled listening. Not worth a credit.

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Gripping

This has been the best book of the series. A must read for those who enjoy suspense.

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Utterly gripping

The best yet of the Kim Stone series. Heartily recommended. Can’t wait for the next one to come out.

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  • Bettie
  • 08-08-18

Thrilling to the end.

I really enjoyed this story though the readers voice I found irritating at times though that is just personal choice

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  • Debs
  • 06-24-18

Awful narration

Sorry, but this is the first book I've been unable to finish. I listened to 4 chapters and had to give up. I found I was more aware of the narrator reading with the wong expression, which she had to keep changing, than I was with the actual story. I have it on my kindle too so plan to read the book itself. I love audible but a bad narration can ruin an author's hard work!

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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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  • Allibu
  • 08-03-18

The weakest

Not as good as the previous ones. I felt so disappointed as had eagerly awaited this

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  • laura
  • 07-10-18

awesome!!!!!

OMG I love this series, hope it never ends lol but Angela why the sad ending. Omg I cried so much 😭😭😭😭

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-18

best of the series

loved it, what an ending! cannot wait for the next book! recommend this book series enthusiastically!

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  • tamasine plowman
  • 06-29-18

brilliant

Loved this story ... as fantastic as all her others. excellently read and gripping till the end.

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  • James
  • 06-25-18

Best in the series!!

Best in the series and one of the best detective crime books I’ve read in a while.
Great story and brilliantly put together.
Jan Cramer is also great as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-24-18

Excellent despite the narration

Excellent book, really gripping.
Jan Cramer’s narration leaves a lot to be desired. She has a patronising tone and cannot pronounce “Cradley Heath” properly.
Don’t let that put you off though! Cracking listen!

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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!