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Stolen Ones: A totally jaw-dropping and addictive crime thriller (Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Book 15) Kindle Edition
Kim felt sickness sweep over her as she watched little Grace dust off her dirty hands. Blonde curls tumbled around her face. Then, Grace disappeared into the crowd. Kim wanted to pause the recording, run outside and grab her to stop what was about to happen.
One August afternoon, eight-year-old Grace Lennard skips into the garden of the childcare centre she attends and vanishes into thin air. Rushing to the scene of Grace’s disappearance, Detective Kim Stone finds a chilling piece of evidence: the engraved heart bracelet belonging to Melody Jones – the little girl who was taken from a playground exactly twenty-five years ago.
Hours before, Steven Harte had walked into Halesowen police station and confessed to having information that would lead Kim to Melody. And he told Kim she’d have a more urgent problem to deal with first. Now Kim must play Steven’s twisted game if she’s to find Grace alive.
With only twenty-four hours to make every second of Steven’s interrogation count, and scan his behaviour for hidden clues, Kim and her team soon link Steven to the abduction of several vulnerable girls – two were kept for a year and then released, unharmed – but where are Melody and the others?
Then small bones are discovered in the grounds of a local park, and Kim fears the worst.
Kim may think she’s close to convicting a killer, but the case has got even more complex. A chilling figure from Kim’s past is about to reveal a shocking secret that will hit her where it hurts the most. Can Kim put aside her own demons, save Grace and the other missing girls before more innocent lives are lost?
An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave your heart in your mouth. You will be totally hooked on the utterly addictive, number one, multi-million-copy bestselling Detective Kim Stone series.
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- ASIN : B09BVJCBY5
- Publisher : Bookouture (11 Nov. 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 2407 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 374 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 829 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is book 15 in the Kim Stone series and they never grow tiring or boring.
Melody Jones disappeared 25 years ago. Steven Harte turns up at the station and wants to talk to Kim, he has information about her….but the help is on his terms.
Another girl disappears does Steven know anything about this too?
Kim has her work cut out to try and see if there is a link between the missing children and getting this one back alive…can Steven Harte really help? Should she play his games?
Then just as you think you can’t get anymore gripped…. Alex Thorne appears just to make Kim’s life a little bit more complicated.
Unputdownable, twists and turns that keep you wondering.
Great read 5*
This time, Kim Stone’s arch nemesis, Dr Alexandra Thorne is back. I was so pleased to see that she would be making an appearance again after finishing the last book. I have never been able to forget her, and she is always on my mind whenever I read a book from this series.
Kim faces another complex investigation in this book. What makes it even more intriguing, is that the man who might be responsible for the crime that has taken place, Stephen Harte, hands himself into the police very early on. He claims to have information on a missing child case which is decades old. A young girl, Melody Jones, disappeared twenty five years ago without trace. Kim has no idea how to approach this. Is this man the person who they’re looking for, or is he simply a time waster? What is really going on here? What heightens the tension even more is that another child, Grace Lennard, has gone missing. Kim knows they have a very limited time frame to find her alive.
Once again Angela Marsons delivers on tension in this book. I wanted to know why Stephen had handed himself into the police. It appears quite early on that he is playing a very twisted game, and I wanted to find out more about who he was.
And of course, Dr Alexander Thorne is once again a thorn in Kim Stone’s side. I wanted to know what was going on here with Alex, as she is desperately trying to get hold of Kim. Although this isn’t easy for Alex as she is still in prison. It appears that she is willing to do anything to achieve that, but what was her real goal here? I was so desperate to find out what it was, that Alex was so keen to talk to Kim about; it makes this book really tense. You can see clearly the affect this has on Kim. She is already working hard to find Grace and she doesn’t want anything else to distract her from that.
Stolen Ones is a real treat for long-time fans of this series. Angela Marsons does a fantastic job of keeping the suspense ticking up a notch. I always love the race against time element in her books, which is what makes them so entertaining. Another brilliant book in this series. I can’t wait to see where Angela Marsons takes her characters next.
On the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of Melody Jones, who was taken from a local playground, a man walks into Halesowen police station claiming to having information that will lead Detective Kim Stone to Melody Jones. She is naturally suspicious of Steven Harte as anniversaries tend to bring out people seeking attention by falsely confessing to crimes.
However, then 8-year old Grace Lennard is reported missing from a childcare centre. At the scene a disturbing piece of evidence is found that links to the Melody Jones case. The clock is ticking for the length of time that they can hold Harte for questioning as well as for Grace.
This was a superb police procedural that built and built on the tension and completely delivered with some fantastic twists. Once started I couldn’t put it down and ended up finishing in a single day.
I have great confidence in Angela Marson’s ability to deliver a fast paced compelling crime thriller and will be patiently awaiting the next in the series.
I’m reluctant to give away any details, except to say it’s possibly my favourite in a while. New and old faces, and spectacularly set up for more books. Just hurry along with the next!!