On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block thirty years ago. When the bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in a burnt-out car, Kim can’t ignore the chilling similarity to the deaths of Erica and Keith – the only loving parents Kim had ever known. Faced with a killer who is recreating traumatic events from her past, Kim must face the brutal truth that someone wants to hurt her in the worst way possible. Desperate to stay on the case, she is forced to work with profiler Alison Lowe who has been called in to observe and monitor Kim’s behaviour. Kim has spent years catching dangerous criminals and protecting the innocent. But with a killer firmly fixed on destroying Kim, can she solve this complex case and save her own life or will she become the final victim?
This review will be short, as I’d rather you experience this adventure by yourselves!
I always enjoy Angela Marson’s Kim Stone series, but when I read the blurb for this one, DEAD MEMORIES, I was even more excited about it than with any of her other books. I loved the idea of a serial killer recreating Kim Stone’s painful memories and traumas. Who would do something so twisted and horrible?
This might be my favorite book of the series, or top 3 for sure. Both cases were fascinating (there was a secondary storyline involving profiler Alison Lowe), and I love Kim’s team and how they reacted to their boss’ involvement. As for the characters, there’s no secret that Bryant is currently my favorite character, he cares so much about Kim and he’s such a thoughtful and good natured person!
I love how this book served as a homage to the whole series, celebrating the 10th book by taking a trip down memory lane and recalling every person that Kim has ever locked up and might held a grudge against her. You can imagine how long that list is… But who would go to the extent of recreating Kim’s traumatic past? That’s what the team needs to find out before the next crime occurs…
A thrilling and unforgettable homage to the Kim Stone’s series.
Do you follow this series? Isn’t every new book better than the previous one? 💙