This is definitely one of those times when I wish I could rate a book more than just 5 Stars… because let me tell you. Angela Marsons definitely deserves it for Six Graves! BUT let’s take a peak at the Blurb before we continue!
It’s a typical teenage bedroom with posters covering the walls and clothes littering the floor. But the girl lying on her bed, wearing a delicate chain around her neck, is lifeless. A circle of red stains her white vest top. How had the girl’s mother looked down at her sleeping child and pulled the trigger?
When Detective Kim Stone rushes to the scene of a house fire, she’s shocked to discover it’s claimed the lives of two teenage children and their parents. But this tragedy is not quite as it seems. Each body is marked by a gunshot wound and the mother, Helen Daynes, is holding the gun.
The case sparks painful childhood memories for Kim who suffered at the hands of her own abusive mother, but it just makes her more determined to uncover the truth. As Kim untangles Helen’s past, she finds a history of clinical depression. But did it drive Helen to murder her loved ones?
Then Kim uncovers a tiny, vital clue in Helen’s bedroom that throws the investigation wide open. Could someone else have killed the Daynes family?
Just as Kim feels she’s making progress, a deadly threat is made to her own life by a dangerous psychopath from her past. Biting back her fear, she keeps digging. And when Kim hits upon a shocking secret that changes everything she thought she knew about Helen, she realises that the remaining family members are in grave danger.
Kim is under pressure like never before, and the monster circling her is getting ever closer. Four bodies already. Four graves fresh in the ground. Who will be next? Can Kim find the killer and save herself before it’s too late?
An absolutely nail-biting mystery thriller that will have you gasping out loud. You won’t come up for air until you’ve reached the breathtaking final twist. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Mark Billingham and Robert Dugoni will love Six Graves.
There is no doubt about it, that the blurb is only the start of the anxiety in this book. Check out my review below to see why this should already be on your TBR
Let me start by asking you to think of the worlds scariest rollercoaster.
One with endless loop de loops and one that tops the heights you are afraid to travel – let that picture settle in your mind BECAUSE that is nothing on where this book will take you…
From the very first page I was freaking out, dreading what was to come… by the end of the prologue I needed to take a minute – I had no nails and I already wanted to take up drinking – this was the prologues of all prologues and would grip even the biggest haters of reading
Six Graves follows Kim and her team trying to solve a case that Pathologist Keats had rang through… very quickly after Kim found out about a direct threat and knowing Kim Stone a case she would prefer to be working on.
Kim Stone to me is a complete Rockstar!
In Six Graves she shows that she doesn’t care what is directed her way – the job needs to be done. She is the strongest and bravest character I have come across, place that with her lack of obedience and her sheer rudeness and you have yourself someone to admire especially when her life is on the line!
She leaves no stone (ignore the pun) unturned and she has such a brilliant mind one that will leave your head spinning. You can bet that Kim has cracked the case and walked straight into the lions den before you have even realised what has happened leaving you with that WTF just happened feeling!!
Opposing to Kim Stone one of the greatest characters written, in this book you have her complete opposite – Symes, the most horrific character I have ever come across and one who has me feeling physically sick when reading any chapter with his involvement.
Six Graves was written so intelligently I am still in a daze. The amount of twists and turns you come across and how they all come together and fit into place will leave you in awe.
Angela Marsons has fast become one of my favourite authors. Picking up the first book in the DI Kim Stone series in January i quickly became hooked and enthralled into the life of the rude yet hilarious Kim Stone and regardless of the heartache Marsons has put me through over these months you can not deny how much of an incredible author she is.
We may only be in the month of May but I am very confident that I have already found my book of the year! It is going to take A LOT to top this rollercoaster of a read.
Bookworms – Six Graves is out TODAY! If you have not already ordered yourself a copy check the links below and get BUYING!!
I have one more exciting thing to tell you about … but before we talk about that check out the Bio for our one and only Angela Marsons!!
Angela Marsons is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 5 million in 7 years.
She lives in Worcestershire with her partner and their 2 cheeky Golden Retrievers.
She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.
After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.
She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 28 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.
Many of her books, including Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones, Fatal Promise and Dead Memories reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone and the translation of Dead Souls, La Verita Sepolte, recently won the prestigious Primo Bancarella award.
NOW!! There is an exciting giveaway happening over on the Bookouture Twitter page!! So make sure your keep your eyes 👀 peeled for the Six Graves Quiz!! To be in with a chance of winning …
Now I don’t know about you but I NEED that mug in my life!! Proud member of the i ❤️ Kim Stone team!!