Book Review: Dead Memories (D.I. Kim Stone Book #10) by Angela Marsons

A series that keeps getting better and better. Another feather in the cap for Kim Stone series. 5 Stars !!

For those of you who haven’t tried these series, please do check it out. Mild spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read the previous books.

Typically , I would say any book from this series can be a standalone novel.  But to understand how amazing this book is, you have to read the other books in the series. Even for someone who has read every book in the series, it was difficult to re-collect some of the characters. So DON’T read this book without reading the other books in the series.  

‘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.’ 

The book begins when someone starts re-creating traumatic events from Kim Stone’s life. Two teenagers, found dead in an apartment. Boy dead, girl alive. Every detail of the crime scene reminds Kim of her childhood trauma. Later, 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.Someone wants to remind her the things she didn’t want to remember. The things that she put inside a box and shut it tight. Someone wants to re-open it. Someone wants to hurt her. Could Kim maintain her sanity whilst hunting her most dangerous enemy?

Alison Lowe is re-introduced in this series for monitoring Kim’s activity during the investigation. With this book, I can tell Penn has perfectly settled into the team ( Though I still miss Kev !). As with every book, Angela Marsons has created a complex plot and it keeps you guessing until the last page. Kim has pissed off so many people in the past and its very challenging to track every one of them. The only hard thing for me is to remember characters from the previous books.

The interpersonal relationships between Kim and her team and others working on the crimes are always what make this series so special. The way her team supports her, respects her is the part I love the most. Its beautiful to have a squad like that.Kim opens up a bit more to her team with this investigation and it makes them look at their boss in a different perspective. Stacey and Penn play are turning out into brilliant investigators.

As always I could never put down this book.  Another great addition to the series and I cant wait fr the next one!.  Thanks to Net galley for providing ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.

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