Kim Stone. Middle name: Badass.
She’s the fierce detective with a no-nonsense approach to solving crimes. She comes across as cold and calculating and emotionally closed-off, but reveals bits and pieces about herself and her real state of mind. This makes her a fascinating character full of contradiction and ambiguity.
Then, of course, there’s her team – a cast of characters with quirky personalities but work together with clockwork efficiency. A love interest that may or may not have a future cuts through the grittiness and gruesomeness of the crimes committed by a dangerously unstable serial killer.
Play Dead by Angela Marsons is a tightly written story with impressive forensic details that make you feel you’re really in the middle of a crime scene investigation and actually understand what’s going on. The dialogues and the banters are as natural as they come. It’s an exciting read that gets the blood pumping.
It’s a shame that it took four books before I was introduced to Inspector Kim Stone and her team. I was late to the party, but I sure am staying up late to binge read the heck out of this series! ★★★★★ 5/5
*Review copy provided by publisher Bookouture through NetGalley.