Top positive review
A brilliant and absorbing story that pits D.I. Kim Stone against a formidable psychopath.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 August 2017
I have now read four of Angela Marsons’ books featuring D.I. Kim Stone and her team and, to date, this one is my favourite. The story grips you from the start and, without giving away the plot, I thought it was ingenious having the perpetrator work in a profession whose trust one would naturally take for granted.
It is the second book in the D.I. Kim Stone series and while it can be read as a stand-alone novel, part of the enjoyment of this book is enhanced by having read the first book in the series, 'Silent Scream'. In 'Evil Games', we learn more about the personalities and backgrounds of D.I. Stone and various key members of her team, all of which are relevant to this story.
What I also enjoyed was not just the intelligent plot but also the lightness of touch of the writing. There are some wonderful witty moments tucked in among the awful criminal acts that take place. This makes the evil seem even more horrific when it occurs.
Now some advice for those of you who, like me, like to read when travelling on public transport – be prepared to miss your stop; once you start reading this book you may find it really hard to put down as the story hurtles towards its dramatic conclusion!