Fatal Promise (D.I. Kim Stone #9) by Angela Marsons #Review

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D.I. Kim Stone #9
Angela Marsons
police procedural
October 19th 2018

Eeeny meeny, miney, moe. Who lives, who dies only I know.

When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell – a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young school girl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead?

As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim's sure this was no accident.

Then the body of a woman is found dead in suspicious circumstances and Kim makes a disturbing link between the victims and Russells Hall Hospital. The same hospital where Gordon worked.

With Kim and her team still grieving the loss of one of their own, they’re at their weakest and facing one of the most dangerous serial killers they’ve ever encountered. Everything is on the line. Can Kim keep her squad together and find the killer before he claims his next victim?

The killer is picking off his victims at a terrifying pace, and he’s not finished yet.

Hi, there.

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having great time!

Today I am reviewing #9 of Angela Marsons’ series for D.I. Kim Stone.  I am a huge fan of these series and can’t believe it’s number #9. I am late with my review because now you can pre-order #10. Yay!

Fatal Promise can stand alone, but it’s better if you finished #8 before. In the previous book, a member of the team, Kevin Dawson, died while trying to save a kid. In this book, the whole team is coping with the grief, everyone in his/hers own way. There is a new member of the team, but simply, he is not Kevin Dawson. But, there is a new murder case, and the whole team has to work together.

A body has been found, brutally murdered, a body of a famous doctor who was connected to the previous case that Kim Stone’s police team was working on. Dr. Gordon Cordell dies suffering and within short period of time, his eldest son suffers in a car accident. But is it an accident after all?

Investigating Dr. Cordell’s past, Kim finds plenty of accusations against him. But, when one of the women’s mother is found killed, there is no place for speculations anymore. There is a link between these murders.

In the same time, Stacey starts her own investigation in the case of a missing girl. Everyone assumes it’s normal teenage runaway, but not her. And she won’t stop until she finds the young girl.

This time the story touches the emotional life of D.I. Kim Stone. She hides the emotions behind the wall she built around herself, no one can see them. The team is her family, and losing a member of the team is like losing her brother all over again. But, she isn’t five years old anymore, and she has to learn to cope with the pain like an adult. In her own way. Kim Stone’s way.

D.I. Kim Stone #9 is a mix of emotions, sadness, grief, a desperate try to move on. You can see Kim’s emotions, Stacey’s stuborness, Bryant’s courage, Penn’s devotion. Four people that make one team trying to make the world safer place for living.  Also, I noticed that the author included actual explanations of the police procedurals and interrogations, something I didn’t see in the previous books. I think it’s perfect balance for the overwhelming grieving and tears.

Angela Marsons is my favorite author and I will always recommend her books!

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