Fatal Promise by Angela Marsons @bookouture @WriteAngie

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Book Description:

Eeeny meeny, miney, moe. Who lives, who dies only I know.

When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell – a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young school girl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead?

As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim’s sure this was no accident. 

Then the body of a woman is found dead in suspicious circumstances and Kim makes a disturbing link between the victims and Russells Hall Hospital. The same hospital where Gordon worked.

With Kim and her team still grieving the loss of one of their own, they’re at their weakest and facing one of the most dangerous serial killers they’ve ever encountered. Everything is on the line. Can Kim keep her squad together and find the killer before he claims his next victim?

The killer is picking off his victims at a terrifying pace, and he’s not finished yet. 

From multi-million copy number one bestseller Angela Marsons comes another absolutely nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller.

My Thoughts:

I can’t believe we are onto the ninth book in the Detective Kim Stone series already! What a book it is to! I would highly recommend you at least read book eight before reading this one as the team are still dealing with the loss of one of their own and think readers would benefit from fully knowing what happens in the previous book.

There are actually two threads running throughout the story, one to do with a missing teenager and the other a murder investigation. Every so often the author throws a chapter in from the point of view of the killer of who we have no idea who it is. It really adds to the suspense and mystery as well as chilled me seeing how determined they are on killing people.

I like how the author doesn’t just brush under the carpet the loss of one of the team members. I wouldn’t say it was good to see how the rest of the team are still coming to terms with it, but it does make it more believable and at times it makes for some emotional reading. In too many other books, it’s almost as if that character had never been there and I much preferred them still being spoke about so that the reader can grieve alongside the characters, as come on, we know how we all can get attached to them also.

Penn is the replacement and boy does he have big boots to fill. I felt really sorry for him as the team are struggling with having someone new on the team and don’t give him the warmest of welcomes. I loved his background story as we get to know more about him and he soon earned a place in my heart.

Fatal Promise is just a brilliant book, plain and simple. The author packs so much more than I could ever hope for in her books making it an exhilarating reading experience. I keep thinking that she won’t be able to top her previous book yet time and time again she has proven me wrong by not only delivering but smashing my expectations. Loved it.

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Fatal Promise is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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