Deadly Cry Book Review

Deadly Cry Book Review

Title: Deadly Cry
Author: Angela Marsons
Published: November 13, 2020, Bookouture
No. of Pages: 356
Cover Price: $4.99 Kindle

The 13th installment of the popular Detective Kim Stone series, Deadly Cry, by Angela Marsons, begins with a prologue where a little girl begging for attention from her mother, who ignores her, as usual. As the story unfolds, a young mother who is shopping with her small daughter is kidnapped and murdered nearby. Kim Stone, her partner, Bryant, and the rest of her team are on the case, and another similar murder is committed the next day, but this time the child is taken. A note to Kim is found at the murder scene begging for her to stop him from committing any more murders even though he feels he must. Stacey Wood is also investigating a rape case that happened two years prior that was partially solved by another jurisdiction, and it just may be that the cases are related. Kim must work fast to prevent any more murders, as well as save the little boy who was kidnapped.

Those who are familiar with Kim Stone and her team will welcome this fascinating novel with clever twists and turns, as well as surprises. Marsons does an excellent job of developing her characters and readers will almost believe they are real persons. Marsons is a master if weaving several viable scenarios together so that the novel flows and keeps readers on the edge. There is also building suspense from the beginning of the novel right until the very end, and unlike some popular bestselling writers, all of the developments in the novel are explained in the end, so readers are not left hanging.

All of the novels in the series are set in the UK, so the British vernacular is used, making the novel even more interesting. This is a good thriller and is definitely recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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