Deadly Cry by Angela Marsons
Deadly Cry by Angela Marsons as DI Kim Stone is getting coffee with DS Bryant when there is a hubbub at Shop N’ Save regarding a little girl who has been separated from her mother. A few hours later, Kim is called to a crime scene by Keats. It appears that they have found the child’s mother, Katrina Nook. There is something odd about the woman’s death and how it was carried out. It has Kim curious. A few days later, another woman is killed is a similar manner. This time, though, the child is missing. Kim and her team will need to work quickly if they are catch this cold-blooded killer and recover the little boy. A handwritten note arrives at the station from the killer. It is addressed to Kim and the killer is imploring Kim to help him. Kim needs to find the guilty party before a child loses his life. She consults with a profiler who help the team narrow in on their killer. DC Stacey Wood is working on an open rape case from another division that arrived in the shuffle. Stacey wants to get justice for the victim who desperately needs it. Stacey is also busily preparing for her upcoming wedding. Things are on track until the person responsible for the wedding cake has a family emergency. Stacey’s wedding cake dilemma might be just the ticket to help DS Penn’s younger brother. Will Kim and her team catch a killer, recover an innocent boy, and get justice for an assault victim?
Deadly Cry by Angela Marsons is the 13th DI Kim Stone Crime Thriller. This is one series that I recommend reading in order. Each book builds upon the previous one. We get to see the characters develop over the course of the series. I thought Deadly Cry (like all the other novels in this series) is well-written with a quick pace and complex characters. Kim Stone is a woman who lives life on her own terms. I like her relationship with DS Bryant. He is the closest thing to a human friend that Kim has (with her dog being her best friend). Kim Stone is a likeable and relatable woman. She had a troubled youth which is why Kim is the way she is (prickly, distant). We get to learn more about Penn and Stacey in this book. Penn is dealing with the loss of his mother and being responsible for his sixteen-year-old brother, Jasper who has Downes syndrome. Stacey Wood is getting married and she is eager for her big day to arrive. She is considerate of Penn and attempts to temper her excitement. Stacey is a smart, capable woman who has great potential. I like that there is some humor in the story. The group is dealing with two tough cases as well as personal problems, they need a little levity now and then. The mysteries were multifaceted with twists and turns that I found exciting. I thoroughly enjoyed following this mystery and solving it. It can be solved before the reveal if you pay close attention. There was a good ending that completely wrapped up the cases. I have a feeling change will be coming to our little group soon, and I cannot wait to see what happens next time. Deadly Cry is a fast-paced mystery novel that will keep you riveted until the very end.
Deadly Cry is out today and can be picked up from Amazon*. You can find the other twelve Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller novels here. You can follow Angela Marsons on Amazon and they will notify when there are new releases. Thank you for stopping by today and reading my review. I hope I have helped you find a new book to add to your ever growing TBR pile. Tomorrow I plan on featuring The Deeds of the Deceitful by Ellery Adams & Tina Radcliffe. It is the 6th A Hope Street Church Mystery. I hope that you have a jocular day. Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader
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