Book Description:

She ruined their lives. Now they’re going to destroy hers.

‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Your death.’

On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block thirty years ago.

When the bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in a burnt-out car, Kim can’t ignore the chilling similarity to the deaths of Erica and Keith – the only loving parents Kim had ever known. 

Faced with a killer who is recreating traumatic events from her past, Kim must face the brutal truth that someone wants to hurt her in the worst way possible. Desperate to stay on the case, she is forced to work with profiler Alison Lowe who has been called in to observe and monitor Kim’s behaviour.

Kim has spent years catching dangerous criminals and protecting the innocent. But with a killer firmly fixed on destroying Kim, can she solve this complex case and save her own life or will she become the final victim?

The heart-stopping and totally addictive new crime thriller from multi-million copy number one bestseller Angela Marsons will have you completely hooked.

My Thoughts:

The D.I. Kim Stone series is one that never disappoints. The author manages to deliver book, after brilliant book, of hours of thrilling reading entertainment.

Poor Kim never seems to get very far from her past. She is a complicated character with a fascinating background and I felt bad that I took delight in it being brought very much back to light again. I love knowing what makes people tick and these new batch of murders lets the reader yet again see Kim whilst she is quite fragile. Something she doesn’t like anyone to see.

This was such a twisted read of which I had no clue in which direction the author was steering me. Some very clever red herrings that had me second guessing the why’s and who. I have to say Bryant is character I am really getting to enjoy. Kim may not be so keen but their working relationship pushes the story up a few notches for me.

Dead Memories, yet again gets all the stars from me. It kept me guessing and am sure I could feel my heart racing the further into the story I went. At times it is one I wish I could read with my eyes closed as the author always delivers heart stopping moments that have me rushing to turn the next page to what will happen next. A mahoosive 5 stars!

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

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

About the author
Angela Marsons is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 3 million in 3 years.

She lives in the Black Country with her partner, their cheeky Golden Retriever and a swearing parrot.

She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.

After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.

She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.

Many of her books, including Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones, Fatal Promise and Dead Memories reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.

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