Blood Lines (DI Kim Stone #5) by Angela Marsons, Jan Cramer (Narrator)

Published October 27th 2016 by Bookouture

5 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Angela Marsons is up to #14 in the Kim Stone series, so I have several more books to enjoy in this series. DI Kim Stone is investigating a series of murders where the only thing common is that they were stabbed. The team is looking for a common link, but can’t see to find anything. Each case Kim comes up against, seems to be more difficult than the last. She is also dealing with some insubordination with a member of her team as well as the fact that her mother is up for release from the psychiatric facility she has been living in since Kim was young. Throw in the psychopath Alex Thorne who Kim was responsible for catching getting incarcerated, and you know this one will be non-stop.

This is a police procedural with a lot more. There are twists and turns all over the place and enough suspense to keep me listening long after I should have gone to bed. I enjoy the team that Kim works with, even though they have some issues here and there. Kim is abrasive and honest to a fault, but her team, in particular, Bryan is there to temper her and keep her from going off the deep end. She is extremely dedicated and besides her dog, she doesn’t have much in her life except her job. I do recommend that you read this series in order as you will miss a lot of character development as well as the meshing of the team. I never guessed the culprit, and neither did Kim and her team, so I loved the ending of this one.

This is the first in this series that I have listened to, but I will definitely listen to more. Jan Kramer does an excellent job narrating this story. She has excellent expression and tone to make me feel that I am there seeing everything that is happening. I am glad I took a chance on this audiobook.

Blood Lines (D.I. Kim Stone, #5)

About the Book: How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace?
A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up.

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother.

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them…

A totally gripping thriller that will have you hooked from the very first page to the final, dramatic twist.