Play Dead Angela Marsons

51SnnTg2lfL._AC_US160_Pub: Bookouture

The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess.

Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stoneand her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime.

Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next?

As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim

Angela Marsons has done it again.

When the body of Jemima Lowe is discovered brutally disfigured, we once again meet up with the formidable Kim Stone and her incredible team.

With the help of entomologist Catherine Evans, known as the ‘local maggot lady’ we are taken on a voyage of a sensational tale of kidnap and revenge.  It also has a unique and realistic thread.

Kim’s nemesis Tracy Frost makes a comeback in this the 4th novel by the brilliant Marsons. And when she finds herself in a dilemma, we see how Kim Stones judgement of people does not get in the way in her fight for the innocent and for whats right.

Kim is one hard-arsed bitch but she is also human with a soft heart and  in my opinion is one of the best protagonists ever written.

Angela Marsons writes for her readers, she never assumes the level of knowledge for police procedure and each carefully explained detail is what makes this a fulfilling and enjoyable read.

Play Dead is a first rate thriller, it grips from the start and the scares keep coming. It is an intoxicating and terrifying tale.

5*/5

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