Killing Mind by Angela Marsons – review.

Description

It had seemed so simple. Get in, get the information, get out. But now they were getting inside her mind and she didn’t know how to stop them…

When Detective Kim Stone is called to the home of Samantha Brown, she finds the young woman lying in bed with her throat cut and a knife in her hand. With no sign of forced entry or struggle, Kim rules her death a tragic suicide.

But a visit to Samantha’s parents rings alarm bells for Kim – there’s something they’re not telling her. And, when she spots a clue in a photograph, Kim realises she’s made a huge mistake. Samantha didn’t take her own life, she was murdered.

Then a young man’s body is found in a local lake with his throat cut and Kim makes a link between the victim and Samantha. They both spent time at Unity Farm, a retreat for people seeking an alternative way of life.

Beneath the retreat’s cosy façade, Kim and her team uncover a sinister community preying on the emotionally vulnerable.

Sending one of her own undercover into Unity Farm is high risk but it’s Kim’s only hope if she is to catch a killer – someone Kim is convinced the victims knew and trusted.

With Bryant distracted by the emergence of a harrowing case close to his heart, and an undercover officer in way over her head, Kim’s neck is on the line like never before. Can she protect those closest to her before another life is taken?

An unbelievably gripping crime thriller from multi-million copy bestseller Angela Marsons that will have you hooked on the Detective Kim Stone series.

About the author

Angela Marsons is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 4 million in 5 years.

She lives in Worcestershire with her partner and their 2 cheeky Golden Retrievers.

She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.

After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.

She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.

Many of her books, including Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones, Fatal Promise and Dead Memories reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.

My thoughts

This book is a statement that shouts, Angela Marsons continues to be the queen of her craft! Absolutely fabby-dabby-do. The research that must have gone into writing this book must have been phenomenal and it definitely paid off. I appreciated it fully.

I loved Kim Stone at the end of this book, she made me feel quite emotional. What an amazing character.

Onto the case. Intriguing is the word. Once I knew what ‘Unity Farm’ was, I then knew that this book had to skip all my reading queues. This is an area of psychology I find absolutely fascinating and I was so chuffed to bits that Angela Marsons had chosen to base Kim’s next case in this area. Oh my, this book was unputdownable.

As a fellow Midlander, I love the settings of Angie’s books. They make me feel like I’m home. I adore the Black Country accent that some of the characters use and I love the references to local places that I know. Again, the word home comes to mind.

Moving onto characters, I absolutely fell for Tiff. I wanted to almost mother her. And boy was her storyline one of the most compelling I’ve read in a while. The intensity kept me going into the early hours. And Kane’s character – superb! A whole new level of insight into this subject matter.

In summary, Angela Marsons does it again! Killing Mind – compelling, addictive, brilliantly written and it left me with that wowser feeling! For crime fiction lovers, this has to be a must read!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing-Mind-addictive-nail-biting-Detective-ebook/dp/B084VNRRD6/

Thanks for reading!

Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.

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About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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