Killing Minds by Angela Marsons @bookouture @WriteAngie

Book Description:

It had seemed so simple. Get in, get the information, get out. But now they were getting inside her mind and she didn’t know how to stop them…

When Detective Kim Stone is called to the home of Samantha Brown, she finds the young woman lying in bed with her throat cut and a knife in her hand. With no sign of forced entry or struggle, Kim rules her death a tragic suicide.

But a visit to Samantha’s parents rings alarm bells for Kim – there’s something they’re not telling her. And, when she spots a clue in a photograph, Kim realises she’s made a huge mistake. Samantha didn’t take her own life, she was murdered.

Then a young man’s body is found in a local lake with his throat cut and Kim makes a link between the victim and Samantha. They both spent time at Unity Farm, a retreat for people seeking an alternative way of life.

Beneath the retreat’s cosy façade, Kim and her team uncover a sinister community preying on the emotionally vulnerable.

Sending one of her own undercover into Unity Farm is high risk but it’s Kim’s only hope if she is to catch a killer – someone Kim is convinced the victims knew and trusted.

With Bryant distracted by the emergence of a harrowing case close to his heart, and an undercover officer in way over her head, Kim’s neck is on the line like never before. Can she protect those closest to her before another life is taken?

An unbelievably gripping crime thriller from multi-million copy bestseller Angela Marsons that will have you hooked on the Detective Kim Stone series.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved the storyline in Killing Mind. A death which to start with looks like suicide and then another death with links to the same retreat, things start to get very interesting indeed.

Kim is just a fabulous character and for me, I seem to be seeing new levels to her in each book. For someone with a hardened exterior, she seems to be mellowing ever so slightly. She almost felt a bit like a mother hen with her young officer, working undercover in the retreat.

Tiffany was a stand out character for me. I loved her youthfulness and vulnerability. For a young police officer to be working undercover, I was really hoping that Kim knew what she was doing by sending her in. I held my breath many a time, waiting to see how things were going to turn out.

There are definitely some shocking surprises in store for the reader. Unexpected ones at that. Not sure how the author manages to keep coming up with such brilliant cases that grab the readers attention but she does.

Killing Mind is a book that you will want to set aside a day to read it. Once you pick it up, you won’t be going anywhere. I was instantly hooked with this perfectly paced story that didn’t let me go until the very last word. Another 5 star read from an author that I wouldn’t expect anything less from.

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

Killing Mind is available to purchase from Amazon.

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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