The truth was dead and buried…until now.
When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.
As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.
Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.
But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she’s ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy – and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger – before it’s too late?
An addictive, sinister crime thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat.
Dead Souls is part of the DI Kim Stone series, I wouldn’t say that it was essential to have read the others as this one works very well as a stand alone.
What I loved about this story is there are a couple of threads running alongside each other. We have the very taught working relationship between Kim and Travis. The pair seem to be at logger heads but there is obviously more to it than first seems. Discovering what exactly, makes for seriously intriguing reading. The other is the actual case they are working on.
I don’t want to say to much about the case itself with it not being mentioned in the book description but lets just say I don’t think you could get more of a current crime sadly than there is in todays world. It’s good to see an author tackling the subject and it was good to get inside characters head to see why they are doing what they are.
Stacey really stands out in this novel. She is supposed to be helping the team but starts to take matters into her own hands by doing some investigating of her own. Not always a good idea as she soon starts to realise.
Dead Souls is just another gripping and current read from one of my favourite crime writers. There is no wonder her books are doing amazingly well. Her novels just seem to be in a league of their own and as always I can’t wait to read more.
My Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for an advanced copy of the book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
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 2 million copies.