Stolen Ones by Angela Marsons is the 15th A Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller. While you can read each book as a standalone, I recommend reading the series in order. It will allow you to understand the characters and what they have endured. I cannot believe this is the fifteenth tale. It seems like it was just last year that I discovered Silent Scream. Stolen Ones is different from the other novels in this series. In this case, the guilty party is known. He walks into the police station and asks to speak with Kim Stone. He claims to have information. We get to interact with the guilty party and discover the motive. It is about the psychology behind the person’s motives as well as analyzing body language, eye movements, etc. Kim and her team are also dealing with a missing little girl. To find her, Kim must play a sophisticated game of cat and mouse. Kim must modify her behavior if she is to find the missing girl and put the guilty party behind bars. Kim’s arch nemesis, Dr. Alex Thorne is bothering her once again despite being locked up behind bars. Alex has a plan, and she has spent time preparing it as well as obtaining what she needs to enact it. Alex has uncovered a secret that she knows Kim would like to learn. If Kim wants the information, she must do something for Alex in return.
Stolen Ones is well written with developed, realistic characters. I have enjoyed getting to know Kim and her team. Kim is the focus of Stolen Ones. The team is present busily doing their work and we get small snippets of Barney as well. The author captures the setting of Halesowen. She provides good descriptions of the various areas without being overly detailed. I find the pace a little slower in the beginning with it picking up as the story progresses. The mystery was fascinating. I could feel Kim’s frustration in dealing with the bad guy. He will only speak with Kim, and he has done his research. Kim must alter her behavior and questioning style if she is to succeed. It depends on how many mysteries you have read on whether or not you see the plot twist coming. Stolen Ones is a compelling novel that will have you staying up late to see how it turns out. I wanted to let you know that there is a significant amount of foul language in the story. I am eager for the next Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller. Stolen Ones is a captivating crime novel with a missing moppet, a cold case, a wily wrongdoer, a true-blue team, a slippery psychiatrist, and a dedicated detective inspector.
|A confusing cold case for Kim's team|
Stolen Ones is out today and it is available from Amazon*. You can find the other novels in the Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller series here. Follow Angela Marsons on Amazon to get updates on her latest releases. Thank you for stopping by today and reading my review. An Amish Baby for Christmas by Vannetta Chapman is planned for tomorrow. It is 8th book in the Indiana Amish Brides series. I am off to put the finishing touches on my Thanksgiving decorations outside. I have my turkey inflatables set up, I have lights, and now I have cute little signs to put up. Do you decorate the outside of your home for Thanksgiving? I would love to hear from you (pictures are encouraged). I hope that you have an upbeat day. Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!
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