Mélange de frissons et d'émotion brute, un premier roman phénomène, vendu à plus d'un million d'exemplaires.
2004. Par une nuit glaciale, cinq personnes scellent un pacte au-dessus d'une tombe fraîchement creusée.
Mais les secrets finissent toujours par remonter à la surface...
De nos jours, Teresa Wyatt, ancienne directrice du foyer pour filles de Crestwood, est retrouvée noyée dans sa baignoire.
Au même moment, Crestwood fait la une des médias : des fouilles archéologiques viennent de mettre au jour le squelette d'une adolescente enterrée dans le jardin.
Coïncidence ? L'inspectrice Kim Stone n'y croit pas. Et quand les ossements d'autres fillettes sont exhumés, l'affaire prend rapidement un tour personnel pour cette jeune flic au tempérament plus tranchant qu'une lame de rasoir. Elle qui a connu l'assistance publique est bien décidée à rendre justice aux innocentes oubliées de tous dans ce lieu cauchemardesque...
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?
The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons.
Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood ...
Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.
But when human remains are discovered at a former children's home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she's on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.
As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it's too late?
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham will be gripped by this exceptional new voice in British crime fiction.
What people are saying about Silent Scream
'Stunning' Mail on Sunday
'I absolutely loved it!...This one is one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson! I would seriously put this book in the same league.' Fiona's Book Reviews
'I have not been so impressed by a debut novel in a long time, and I'm actually now itching for more ...D.I. Kim Stone is like the British Jane Rizzoli. She's so ballsy and doesn't understand the meaning of the word no. I LOVE heroines who just do what they want and sod the consequences and Kim did that, right from the beginning... I can't wait for the second book, because this one was a top-notch crime thriller.' Leah Loves
'I don't think I've been so hooked by a new author since the discovery of Mark Edwards or Mark Billingham... Silent Scream gets 5 stars from me - if you finish a crime thriller feeling like you just need to have a lie-down and a cup of tea to get your breath back, then the writer has done their job. Angela Marsons, I still don't have my breath back.' Reading Room with a View
'Normally when I see everybody rating a book five stars I think 'Is it really that good?' Silent Scream is that good, and then some... The only problem Angela now faces is keeping up this standard as the series progresses, but if she does than she's going to be an author to watch and a huge star within the genre.' Book Addict Shaun
'I started reading Silent Scream thinking I would just read a few chapters. I ended up reading it all...An excellent read and one I would happily recommend.' Northern Crime
'This is a fantastic debut novel by Marsons. The blurb said that if you were a fan of Val McDermid and Mark Billingham you would love this book and being a huge fan of both I thought I would give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised...With lots of twists and turns this is a real page turner.' The Laughing Librarian
'It's highly unusual for me to find a book that leads me to put my life on hold. But Angela Marsons' Silent Scream has led me to virtually abandon work for the last day, even with deadlines looming..…
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 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.
Praise for Broken Bones:
'Angela Marsons has yet again nailed and delivered an outstanding five star read...Had me hook, line and sinker until the shocking end. The author certainly knows how to keep me on my toes until delivering a final punch that knocked me well and truly off my feet.' By the letter Book Reviews
'Angela Marsons yet again drags you into the story and locks you in until the final word. I can honestly say this is my favourite book of the best British Crime Series I've ever read! If I could give it 6 stars I would.' Goodreads reviewer
'Timely, hard-hitting and makes for some emotional reading...Once again this is another faultless book from Angela Marsons who I firmly believe is in a league of her own in this genre.' Book Addict Shaun
'With an opening that will have you gripped from start to finish, I devoured it in a matter of hours - I simply couldn't put it down...I was literally on the edge of my seat with anticipation wanting to know what was going to happen next.' Chelle's Book Reviews
'Marsons for me is the QUEEN of this genre. She knows how to add the human touch to each story and I just adore her. Bloody FABULOUS.' Postcard Reviews
'Angela Marsons is one of the most immensely talented writers out there; she has an exceptional skill in creating a cast of characters and a spider web of plots that will keep you glued to the book until it is finished. I'd strongly advise getting yourself well comfy before you start reading this as you are not going to move until you are done!' Goodreads reviewer
'An action-packed page turner with many twists and turns in a plot that is brilliantly written...This is a clever, realistic storyline that sucks you from the very first pages. I would have no hesitation in recommending this series to anyone..…
The truth was dead and buried... until now.
When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.
As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.
Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.
But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she's ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy - and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger - before it's too late?
An addictive, sinister crime thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat.
What readers are saying about Dead Souls
'Hooked from the very first page ... This is the best book I've read, by the best author on the shelves. I really can't wait for the next one.' Nigel Adams Book Worm 5*
'I could not put it down and was hooked in from page one to the very last word. The plot is stunning. Very clever and very dark. a 5 star read! A fantastic crime novel from one of my all-time favourite writers ever.' Booklover Catlady 5*
'I was captivated from the start, there is just no let-up ... I wanted to read at every opportunity, fast-paced and blood pressure raising! Angie Marsons is definitely one of my favourite authors.' Stef Loz Book Reviews 5*
'Read this book now, it is just that amazing. A gripping, unpredictable story, I couldn't have been more hooked if I tried. Some of the most vivid writing I've read. Unpredictable and completely absorbing.' Rachel's Random Reads 5*
'Brilliant ... a terrifying, nail-biting finale where, once again, Kim proves how far she will go to protect her team. Ms. Stone is fast becoming one of the greats of detective fiction. Dead Souls is a must-read book with a topical subject matter that really makes you wonder if you truly know the views of everyone you meet.' Go Buy the Book 5*
'Addictive ... yet ANOTHER cracker to add to an already stunning series. This stomping great read from an exceedingly talented writer will have you furiously flipping the pages.' Little Bookness Lane 5*
'My favourite read of the year so far ... Wow, totally fantastic, beautifully written, dark, dangerous and emotional. This series gets better with each book, loved it. I give it 6 stars.' Bonnie's Book Talk 5*
'The best book in the series yet, and that takes some doing ... grips you by the throat and doesn't let you go to the last heart-pumping chapter. I'm off to hibernate until the next book is…
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.
What readers are saying about Blood Lines
'My heart didn't beat right the whole way through this one! I actually had to read this on the floor as the edge of my seat was too uncomfortable! It is a real rollercoaster of a ride ... this is one book you do NOT want to miss!' Emma the Little Book Worm (5*)
'With no let up in pace, the author doesn't give you time to catch your breath before she hits you with another shocking twist. I can honestly say Blood Lines kept me guessing right up to the last nail biting chapter, don't you just love it when a book does that?' The Book Review Café (5*)
'this character is the best nemesis to any character since Hannibal Lecter tormented Clarice Starling ... the Detective Inspector Kim Stone books are nothing short of brilliant.' Nigel Adams Book Worm (5*)
'I love this series, and Angela Marsons has joined the ranks of authors I would drop anything else I was doing to read, and whose books I put on pre-order without even stopping to read the blurb.' Jen Med's Book Reviews (5*)
'Gripping ... so many twists and turns, as you try to fathom who is responsible for the murders; it's going to keep you guessing all the way through that's for sure! ... fast paced with plenty of psychological mind games that will leave you reeling.' Chapter In My Life (5*)
'It is a gripping, emotional and addictive read. My only concern is how the author is going to top this book as how can you improve on perfection itself? Outstanding!!!' By The Letter Book Reviews (5*)
'All the stars lighting a clear night sky are not enough to rate this book. Believe me! I just LOVE this author and LOVE Kim Stone!! I cannot recommend this series enough. If you haven't yet read any of Angela Marsons' books, you're seriously missing out' Relax and Read Book Reviews (5*)
The dead don't tell secrets... unless you listen.
The girl's smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess.
Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime.
Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next?
As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer's secrets - but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim ...?
The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons.
What readers are saying about Play Dead
I read this book in one sitting, yes it really was that good ... the perfect crime thriller, well plotted, great characters, suspense ... and the most deviant and chilling serial killer... Utterly gripping and it's certainly going to be in my top reads of 2016 ... 5 stars out of 5 plus a glass of wine (to steady my nerves, after reading such a heart-pounding crime thriller).' The Book Review Café
Wow wow wow I absolutely freaking loved it and without a shadow of doubt this is the best one yet... with this one being more gritty and tense. You crime book fans are seriously going to love it. If you haven't read any yet this can be read as a standalone although I would advise reading the series. It's too good not to miss... I cannot recommend this book enough it's flippin fantastic or like they say in the Black Country Supa' smashin' great read!'Chelle's book reviews
'Hooks you and reels you in ... Life gets put on hold until you've finished the latest offering in her AMAZING Kim Stone series ... utterly fantastic.' Reading Room with a View
Wow. Give me a minute while I catch my breath, because I've just finished the latest Angela Marson's book... Ingest it by any means, just make sure you do. It is a riveting, blood-tingling, pulse pounding read that will take you on the journey that will play on your mind long after you've finished reading. Caroline-Writes
This may well be the best thriller I have ever read. I could hardly breathe with the suspense and it was definitely a hardship to wrench myself away from the action. Redheaded Bookworm
I defy anyone to turn away from the page. I was glued to this book...a truly gripping and ,at times, terrifying story. Book Addict Shaun
' The best book I've read all year so far ...Dark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely perfect.' The Bookshelf Blog
'A thrilling, tense and nail biting read' Best Crime Books & More
'Wow, I didn't think Angela…