Today I am reviewing audiobook Silent Scream by Angela Marsons, narrated by Jan Cramer and published by Bookouture.
Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever.
Five figures gather ’round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken, but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood.
Years later a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders that shock the Black Country.
But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. DI Kim Stone fast realizes she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.
As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid ,and Mark Billingham will be gripped by this exceptional new voice in British crime fiction.
A detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent. Silent Scream is the first book in the series.
With its release date back in 2015, it has only taken six years for me to crawl out from the rock I had been living under to get on board with this series. I had a very stern talking to with myself where i was like ”Self pull your finger out and make a start already“! So I downloaded all the audiobooks and I am so bloody glad that I did. I have been missing out! What a thrilling read Silent Scream is and is one that I devoured in just one sitting!
Marsons sure knows how to grab her reader from the outset and does not let you go! This woman can write and completely blew my mind! A gripping spine tingling read, I actually sped the narration (loved Jan Cramer) up as I couldn’t wait to see how it would all unfold fast enough. Now the story is great, but its DI Kim Stone I was the most fascinated with. A bad ass with a troubled past, she is straight down the line and doesn’t take any crap. She is brash and boarderline unlikable, but fiercely loyal and is one person who you would want in your corner. I absolutely loved her and I look forward to getting to know her and the recurring cast more.
One of the questions I like to ask an author is, if you could have written any book what would it be? If I was an author, my answer would be Silent Scream and the rest of this series. Now. I am only three books in, but it is just incredible and I know i’m going to love each one. My goal is to have them all read before the next one is released sometime next year, which I am sure I will have done in no time!
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Let’s Get to Know Angela Marsons
Angela lives in the heart of the Black Country with her partner, bouncy puppy and potty mouthed parrot. It has taken many novels to find that one character who just refused to go away. And so D.I. Kim Stone was born. The D.I. Kim Stone series has now sold over 3 million copies.