Thursday, 12 November 2015

Review: Lost Girls by Angela Marsons

Lost Girls by Angela Marsons
(#3 D.I. Kim Stone)

Publication Date: 6th November, 2015
Genre:Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Stars: 5 *****

The Blurb

Two girls go missing. Only one will return. 

The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die. 

When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping. 

And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad. 

Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour… 

Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price? 

My Thoughts

Angela Marsons is back with the third instalment in her D.I. Kim Stone series and this is probably Kim's most difficult case yet as her latest case brings her face to face with someone from the past. She's used to dealing with dead bodes and Kim is surprised to find herself taking the lead in a case where two young girls have been kidnapped.

The kidnapping has similarities to a case the previous year where two girls went missing but only one returned. Kim knows that she and her team are racing against the clock to find the two girls alive especially with the dead bodies mounting up. It's every parent's worst nightmare, made worse by the two girls' families being pitted against each other to save their daughters.

Lost Girls has a fantastic opening as always, that sets the book up perfectly, it sucks you in and has you hooked from the very first page. Kim Stone is a tour de force and has fast become my favourite female protagonist in a crime series. With twists, secrets and lies the story will keep you guessing right until the very end.

I love Kim and her team, especially the relationship she has with Bryant. I also loved the introduction of Matt, the negotiator and the weird chemistry that develops between him and Kim. I'm looking forward to seeing if Angie takes their relationship further in the next book.

Angela Marsons has knocked it out of the park with the Lost Girls. I loved both Silent Scream and Evil Games but this book is on a whole other level. It tackles some serious and sensitive issues and Marsons has taken a much darker turn with this book. Lost Girls is a fast paced and highly emotive story from one of the best new talents in the genre. I can't wait to see where Angie takes both Kim and the reader in book four.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this fantastic review. So pleased you enjoyed it. You have made my day XXX