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 …?
About the book
Fourth book dedicated to Inspector Kim Stone. In this new book, after a case well finished, Kim’s boss gives a “prize” to her team, a trip to the Body Farm, a structure in which decomposing bodies are studied in particular cases such as in water, underground or left to the elements after being burned. Here Kim finds a corpse that is not part of the scientific research, but who is this woman? A few days later another woman is found, but this time she is still alive.
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?
The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons.
About the book
Two girls are kidnapped, but only one returns home. 13 months later, two other girls are kidnapped, but this time, the mother of one of them is an old acquaintance of Inspector Kate Stone. Will Kate be able to bring both girls home? And why are they kidnapped? The kidnapper likes to play, in fact he sends SMS to the parents as if it were a competition. And what happened to the little girl who never returned home?
The case is very interesting, it is more a psychological thriller given the games that the kidnapper makes and I really like this fact. Obviously I don’t like one of the fathers of the victims, because I just can’t stand that kind of people but this is just my opinion and he is definitely in the story to be an antagonist.
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