#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017
What can I say about my twenty first #bookvent choice that I haven’t said at least seven times already? Because that is how many of these fabulous books there have been. Now I could literally pick any of the books to be in my #bookvent countdown, certainly any of the the ones which have been released this year as they are all fabulous. It was a very close run thing as to which book ended up in my list and the only reason I ended up choosing this one is because this is a book which forced me well outside of my comfort zone. Well outside. The things you do for some authors hey. In this latest book, our hero is not only thrown off kilter with a very unsusual discovery, but is also faced with investigating a very harrowing and disturbing case that brings back memories of her past. My twenty first #bookvent pick is …
by Angela Marsons
They thought they were safe. They were wrong.
The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone – one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood.
As three more sex workers in the Black Country are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realise that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.
At the same time, the search begins for the desperate woman who left her newborn baby at the station – but what at first looks like a tragic abandonment soon takes an even more sinister turn.
When another young woman goes missing, the two investigations bring the team into a terrifying, hidden world, and a showdown puts Kim’s life at risk as secrets from as secrets from her own past come to light.
As Kim battles her own demons, can she stop the killer, before another life is lost?
A gripping new crime thriller from the Number One bestseller – you will be hooked until the final jaw-dropping twist.
Man oh man. This book. Set against a back drop of human trafficking and modern slavery this is possibly Angela Marsons best book to date. And that’s no mean feat as each book just keeps getting better. I thought that Dead Souls was tense but there was just something about this one which pipped it. A completely different kind of tension, a completely different kind of case, but one which gripped from the off and didn’t let go. This book really captured my imagination and it’s hard to say exactly why. I think perhaps it is down as much to the characters as it is anything else. I mean I do love the local setting of these books, I’m a Midlander. I recognise the settings, each and every one. But Kim Stone and her team are really what makes it work. Kim and Bryant bounce off each other as always, but also Stacey and Kev have a special kind of bond in this book, one which really makes you smile. There is something so comfortable and familiar about them all that I sink into every book. And as for the little curve ball discovery. Well I can totally relate to Kim’s reaction but it truly did make me chuckle. Loved this book, love the series. can’t wait for book eight.
Happy #bookvent reading all