I am super excited to share my review for Child’s Play by Angela Marsons with you today on Blog Tour
Finally we’re playing a game. A game that I have chosen. I give one last push of the roundabout and stand back. ‘You really should have played with me,’ I tell her again although I know she can no longer hear.
Late one summer evening, Detective Kim Stone arrives at Haden Hill Park to the scene of a horrific crime: a woman in her sixties tied to a swing with barbed wire and an X carved into the back of her neck.
The victim, Belinda Evans, was a retired college Professor of Child Psychology. As Kim and her team search her home, they find an overnight bag packed and begin to unravel a complex relationship between Belinda and her sister Veronica.
Then two more bodies are found bearing the same distinctive markings, and Kim knows she is on the hunt for a ritualistic serial killer. Linking the victims, Kim discovers they were involved in annual tournaments for gifted children and were on their way to the next event.
With DS Penn immersed in the murder case of a young man, Kim and her team are already stretched and up against one of the most ruthless killers they’ve ever encountered. The clues lie in investigating every child who attended the tournaments, dating back decades.
Faced with hundreds of potential leads and a bereaved sister who is refusing to talk, can Kim get inside the mind of a killer and stop another murder before it’s too late?
The addictive new crime thriller from multi-million copy, number one bestseller Angela Marsons explores the dark side of child prodigies and will have you absolutely hooked.
Child’s Play is the eleventh book in the Kim Stone series and once again I am lost for words. Each book I read I keep saying this is the best one yet but this one is. Angela simply gets better and better. It only seems fives minutes ago that I read book ten and in such a short space of time Angela always delivers a top quality story she never fails to disappoint.
Right from the prologue I knew this book was going to be epic. Those of you that follow my blog will know I love a good prologue….and this one just beat all prologues I have read hands down. I actually found myself screaming OMG at my kindle….what an amazing start. Well that was it I was hooked.
Has always the author takes us on a journey around the Black Country the fact that we visit Wombourne made me smile because that is where I am from.
In this story we meet DS Penn… I love how the name of a village in Black Country has been taken and used for a character. A character I absolutely loved might I add.
Child’s Play is full of flawless characters,each one bringing something different to the story. I must admit I am a big fan of Stacey she don’t half make me laugh! She is a proper Black Country wench!
Once again I felt right there in the story, a story that will have you guessing until the end. I loved every single thing about this book. And you don’t need my praise to tell you how good this book is. Read it for yourself and find out.
Angela Marstons absolutely rocks and so does this book. Which I highly recommend giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Kim Nash for a copy and for the blog tour invite
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.