Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I was shocked when the main character dies at the beginning of the book. I almost decided not to read it because I didn't think it would be interesting without the character.
It's sad that "Little Cloud" never really had a chance to enjoy her freedom after being in the basement for so many years. I liked the way the book had chapters which went into detail of "Little Cloud's" past and then other chapters telling current events. I never found it confusing to go back and forth and enjoyed getting to know the characters. This was a good book with twists and turns.
Definitely an enjoyable read. One person found this helpful. This book is extremely well written. It deals with subjects people ignore or choose to over look or worse. The murder plot was easy to read and comprehend. However the child abuse was horrible to read about. Please read this book I believe it will enlighten you about some current problems. I bought my book from Amazon. This was a captivating story; we'll, really two stories in one with a hint about the next book. That looks intriguing too. The flashbacks in time told the sad story of Little Cloud and how she suffered for decades in captivity.
She had happy times, too, when Daniel came to visit. There are some really sad and shocking things in the story, but there is a satisfying ending. This was a 25 star book. A totally to-die-for book. I can't wait for the final installment. Thanks author Clark for two - so far - totally fantastic books. This is the first book by W. Clark that I have read. It won't be the last. The storyline was great. Many twists and turns throughout the book. You won't be sorry if thrillers are what you like. Powerful characters and great police procedures.
A very twisted plot and ending. Our hero is a mystery but a very real human. Love the Ward stories. My only criticism is that I dont like back and forth time periods. Oh, and kinda depressing. The twists and turns kept me reading. Can't wait for the next book. Keep up the great work. See all 8 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book? Click here Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? I don't want to say too much about this book as I feel it is best to go into this book not knowing too much about plot. The brief synopsis is that human remains have been found at a former children's home. Through the course of the investigation, it becomes clear that the human remains may be connected to recent murders.
Lots of questions went through my mind while I was reading this: Who is the current killer? Is this the same person responsible for the remains found at the children's home? Is there more than one killer? Whose body was found at the children's home? Kim Stone is on the case and the reader knows early on that she has demons in her past.
Maybe it is just me, but has anyone else noticed the trend to have female investigators have troubled pasts? Or perhaps, maybe it is just coincidence that my book choices have contained these types of characters. Seriously, I was shocked, and I love when a book can shock me and yet have that shock be believable and make sense. Plus, I really enjoyed how the book went back and forth in time. Giving the reader glimpses into the past and back into the present investigation. The changes in location and time flow very nicely and really help move the plot along and keep things interesting.
This is the first book in the series and the first book I have read by this author and it will not be my last. There might be some scenes in this book which may be disturbing to some readers. This book also deals with subject matter which may make some uncomfortable. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I am happy to answer any questions as to what the subject matter may be. Read more of my reviews at www. View all 16 comments. Jun 19, Kaceey - Traveling Sister rated it really liked it Shelves: A traveling sister read with my 2 favorite Canadian sisters Norma and Brenda!
A wonderful start to a very successful series from Angela Marsons. We had a great time trying to stay one step ahead of all the twists But had so much fun along the way with our midnight chat sessions 2am for Brenda! Before we reached the end we were already queuing up book 2!! For our full traveling sister review please visit Norma and Brenda's blog: View all 34 comments. Jan 15, Maxine Booklover Catlady rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I sucked up every word of this brilliant novel, it intrigued me from the word go.
I love it when I get a book that I can get lost in and read in one sitting, this was one of those. It's a good start to for this crime loving book lover and reviewer! Many crime novels are a bit same-same if you know what I mean, it's kind of hard to add elements that make it stand out from the rest on the shelves.
Where I think Angela Marsons managed to do this is with her intense characters, especially Detect I sucked up every word of this brilliant novel, it intrigued me from the word go. Kim Stone is not only a dedicated and passionate police officer but her character in the book is so fantastically deep and memorable. It was easy to feel along with her, think along with her and just really, really like her. I think she is one of my favourite new crime leading ladies I have come across for a while.
Some of the emotion coming off her in this book was tangible. A very well written character. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. The plot is brilliant in this novel. It surprised me with the direction it took and the sheer emotion behind it all. This is much more than just another crime novel, it's tackles issues that can really make you feel very uncomfortable. I am a hardened crime and horror reader, so hardened to difficult and gory moments, yet scenes in this book, whilst not graphic still disturbed me hugely.
It left me angry, saddened and all sorts of other feelings. Pretty much the same as Kim Stone is feeling. I was right with her in wanting to catch the bad guys let me tell you. As more and more bodies are uncovered the book just gets better and better, like a busy train intersection, all the story lines and people in the book come together neatly at the end to give you the conclusion you have been begging for as you read along. Now when did a crime novel ever reduce me to tears?
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But there is a particular scene in this book that is so touching, such an outstanding piece of written fiction that contains so much human emotion and dignity that I had a little tear in my eye. Essentially this book stirred a lot up in me. The pace is enjoyable, straight into the action and it doesn't slow down or let you go. One of those books where I worked out some of the answers but not all, so very satisfied. A fantastic read that I really recommend whether you are a crime lover or not.
I will be looking out for more writing from Angela Marsons for sure. Five easy stars for Silent Scream. This one would make a great movie. I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher via NetGalley, many thanks for the opportunity to review the book. View all 32 comments. Apr 23, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: I followed them back to this first book in the DI Kim Stone series. I've lined all the rest up like jagged stepping stones. They are beckoning to me. This is heavy-weight subject matter presented here, but it is Angela Marsons driving the bus.
She will lay it all out on the table without the overkill of muck and mire seeping into your socks. You know the depth to which the human mind can transcend. This is Marsons' debut novel, but you already feel the vibration of something Footsteps. This is Marsons' debut novel, but you already feel the vibration of something grand about to happen from the first page onward. DI Kim Stone is called in when the body of a headmistress is found under the water of her bathtub. No casual bubblebath here. Someone has also set fire to the front of the building to tidy up any loose strings that may lead to the killer.
And this killer possesses all the quick steps to stay ahead of Stone. More bodies turn up. But this killer has never taken into account that Stone can make connections like a bloodhound on steroids. Angela Marsons ensures that the reader is totally engaged. Kim Stone, herself, is a product of a children's home gone wrong, wrong.
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Her antennae jets out when things just don't jive. That's why this debut novel removes any doubt of what has previously transpired in Stone's life. The bad things were packed away in boxes and sealed shut.
She definitely has staying power to which the next books in this series will contribute to. I highly recommend Angela Marsons and her stellar writing ability. The insertions of the killer's reflections is like a pinwheel that keeps spinning and spinning, blurring things at first, but bringing a creep-filled closing at the end. View all 35 comments.
Jan 13, Luffy rated it really liked it. I understood how frustrated the cops were, including resident heroine Kim Stone, about how they aren't able to apprehend the murderer yet they need to discover the next body to have fresher clues. In a scenario that would make Anita Sarkeesian nod, a series of murders occur, those of a lot of women who are the victims.
Will Detective Kim Stone solve the murder and stop a sicko from perpetrating a myriad of cruel misdeeds? See, this is the type of book that embrace their cliches and try to subvert those cliches to commit to paper a breathtaking story that will come out smelling of roses when drawn in comparison to its competitors. This is the first series written by Angela Marsons. She is very prolific,so let's hope the quality in her first book stays the same in their sequels. View all 11 comments. Jan 23, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture. As an avid reader of crime, suspense , mystery, psychological thrillers, I will say that this is the BEST novel in this category that I have read this year. A headmistress is I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. A headmistress is found strangled to death, but her death is one of many! They bloody well mattered to her.
We can totally relate to Kim, and we are drawn further into the story. I love the way Kim's own past is revealed over the course of the book, information is disclosed on a need to know basis. So many twists and turns to this novel, and the ending will have you in awe. I also like that there is a balance between the crime investigation process and the character portrayal. She is that good! View all comments. Sep 05, Phrynne rated it really liked it Shelves: Amongst my Goodreads friends I have only seen good comments on this author's books so I had to give her a try, starting with the first book in the series of course.
And it was excellent. I took to the main character, Detective Kim Stone, immediately. She is feisty and smart and never lets anyone score a point over her. Bryant, is her perfect foil. I enjoyed their friendly dialogue especially since there is no romance involved to mess things up! The mystery is good and ends up qu Amongst my Goodreads friends I have only seen good comments on this author's books so I had to give her a try, starting with the first book in the series of course. The mystery is good and ends up quite convoluted as they seek not just a murderer from the present but also one from the past.
The final solution is very cleverly done and totally unexpected. I especially enjoyed all the police work and forensics. Definitely a page turner and an excellent first outing for Kim and her crew.
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I will certainly be reading more. View all 6 comments. Aug 27, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: Stone by Angela Marsons is a Bookouture publication. I noticed this series was very popular on Goodreads, so naturally, I had to see why everyone was so keen on it… well now I know! This British thriller is, believe or not, a debut novel! So, I am doubly impressed by how well the plot is crafted, with the well timed pacing, and how the author made this jaded reader gasp out loud on more than one occasion.
When a headmistress is murdered and it is discovered she had tie Silent Scream D. But, the body count just keeps piling up, however, unbeknownst to Kim, someone is watching her investigation very closely and if she gets too close to the truth, she could be the next murder victim. Stone right from the beginning. So, what you see, is what you get with her… at least most of the time. Her sidekick, Bryant, is perhaps her closest friend, and he helps to soften her rough edges a bit. The crime drama is certainly not for the faint of heart. There is no shortage of graphic violence, and the set up is particularly disturbing, but don't let that distract you, because the psychological aspects are where the real scary stuff is.
The author does a nice job of luring the reader into the next chapter, not just by teasing you, or tossing out tantalizing bait, but by dropping a bombshell on you, guaranteeing you will have to read the next chapter, and the next… so, be forewarned, you may lose a little sleep before you get the end of this one. The thriller was already above average from the start, with jaw dropping twists, and a furiously frustrating mystery that I simply could not puzzle out.
But, the finale, blindsided me, really, really taking me by surprise, and left me flabbergasted and speechless. View all 10 comments. Nov 10, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: There's a dangerous and deadly pact of old and the day of reckoning is coming. While not exactly what I would define as a "thriller" Angela Marson's debut novel was certainly enthralling, fast-paced and a wor There's a dangerous and deadly pact of old and the day of reckoning is coming.
View all 4 comments. Apr 23, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: After reading books five and six in this series and loving them, I'm finally getting chance to go back and start at the beginning. DI Kim Stone and her team are investigating the bathtub drowning of a headmistress. Almost immediately, a man is murdered in his home. Both victims were previously employees at Crestwood, a children's home which is now abandoned. Kim herself had sp After reading books five and six in this series and loving them, I'm finally getting chance to go back and start at the beginning.
Kim herself had spent time at Crestwood. But it's the time with her fourth foster family that will bring tears to your eyes. As I found with the later books, Marsons has a great style that quickly engages the reader. This story grabs you quickly and doesn't let you go.
Each of the team members is well developed and I love how they all interact. Even Woody, her boss, is well drawn. I especially like that Bryant and Kim can be just friends with no romantic tension. Kim is a great character. Brash, strong willed, she's constantly in trouble with her superiors because she is so focused on finding the truth. When will you learn that there is an element of politics when policing at this level? Mine is still about uncovering the truth. Jan 03, Li'l Owl rated it it was amazing Shelves: A most excellent read!
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Draws you in and doesn't let go. This is the first of a series, and I was intrigued by DI Kim Stone, and her team, from the start, growing to love their tenacious and relentless efforts to bring justice to those who have been lost. The story line was completely believable and continued to draw me in all the way to the brilliant finale. The forensic evidence adds tiny details that bring a true crime feel to the story, also adding some crucial clues needed to solve the case. There's a light sense of humor throughout that I found refreshing, but it doesn't take away from the seriousness of the crimes.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will undoubtedly be reading the next book in this series, sooner rather than later. Jun 17, Brenda - Traveling Sister rated it really liked it Shelves: Love the twists and turns in this one that Norma, Kaceey and I never saw coming. Great fun choice for a sister read that I absolutely loved reading with them! Traveling sister review with Norma and Kaceey can be found our sister blog http: View all 20 comments.
Is the fear of getting caught what really masquerades as a person's conscience? Kim Stone has a predilection for fudging the rules of law enforcement. She has a tendency to buck authority, but the results she gets are what saves her bacon. Some of the niceties are going to fall by the wayside as she works her cases, she can come across as rude, cold and without emotion, but the compassion is in there, buried deep. You can rest assured of one thing — she is relentless and will not stop until Is the fear of getting caught what really masquerades as a person's conscience?
You can rest assured of one thing — she is relentless and will not stop until she puts the pieces together. You want Kim Stone in your corner, along with her excellent investigative team. I have read three of the four Kim Stone crime thrillers at this point, and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Perfect pacing, a good story, a strong leading lady, and a believable cast of characters. Only they knew it was a grave. The shovel had passed from grip to grip.
Some were hesitant, tentative. No one resisted and no one spoke. The innocence of the life taken was known to them all but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried. Five heads bowed towards the dirt, visualising the body beneath soil that already glistened with fresh ice. Watch out for more from D. The cover states that this is an edge of the seat serial killer thriller - and yes, it does deliver what it promises!
A headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country. How far will the killer go to protect these secrets? The characters, some of whom are quite horrifying, are all well portrayed and well rounded. This book had me gasping in shock, then shedding tears at moments of extreme compassion and tenderness.
But beware - this book is almost impossible to put down. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. Please refer to my Goodreads. This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookaday. SILENT SCREAM opens up great and caught our attention right away but then got a little weighed down for us with the array of characters that had us a little confused and struggled somewhat keeping them all straight. How did they fit into the story and when were they introduced?
So then things started to go a little slow for us however when the action picked up and the boat started rocking we could not put this novel down. It felt like the calm before the storm for us. DI Kim Stone is a fascinating and feisty female character with a wicked sense of humour and a soft side to her that we all absolutely loved. We loved the glimpses into her past and felt heartbroken by her childhood memories.
Allowing us to see the vulnerable side of her. The confusion with the characters and the slow start threw Kaceey off her game and she never saw the twists coming. Norma simply had a hard time getting her groove back after not reading much on vacation and was also stumped and felt like the author offered all those distractions early on to confuse her. We all thought we had it figured out only to find out we didn't. We all had a good laugh over this. In amongst some darkness with subjects like abuse and neglect there is light with kindness from some of the characters that had us loving them even more.
Angela Marsons sure has left us wanting more and we are ready to dive into book two of this series very soon. All of our Traveling Sister Reads Reviews can be found on our blog: The writing and characterization is excellent. Kim Stone from the start along with the whole detective team. After his intervention with some dogs, I fell in love with this character! Plus, he seems to be the only one D.
Stone trusts as a friend. The dialogue between them was fantastic; sarcastic, deep and to the point. Stone is a great character. Just a heads up about this series. She can write realistically about what a detective would see and experience. Doing this type of job is not a walk in the park and she relates this so well! The book starts off with a group of people gathered around a shallow grave. One of the people standing at the grave is murdered in the first part of this book. From there, the book just keeps picking up steam. You have another fan. View all 7 comments. Jun 23, Jonetta rated it really liked it Shelves: We begin with a creepy prologue where five people have jointly dug a grave for someone and have agreed to keep it secret.
Next we watch in horror as a woman is murdered in her own home, told from her point of view. Kim Stone leads the team in West Midlands charged with solving this crime and others that later prove to be connected. What I enjoyed most about the story is the procedurals and the rather convoluted mystery. That prologue was always in the back of my mind as I shifted through clues, less than forthcoming characters and a strong investigation. I also enjoyed learning about a region foreign to me, The Black Country, an industrial area within the West Midlands. The author provided not only vivid descriptions but authentic dialects to a story I thought was well paced.
I figured out most of the puzzles but missed some. DI Kim Stone is called to a scene of a crime. Kim Stone and her team must figure out who is behind the killing and why before more people die. I had some trouble getting into the story, mostly because I felt a bit weary when the cops were introduced, they seem to be the usual bunch, a wish cracker, best friend, and the technical one DI Kim Stone is called to a scene of a crime. I had some trouble getting into the story, mostly because I felt a bit weary when the cops were introduced, they seem to be the usual bunch, a wish cracker, best friend, and the technical one well surfing FB and finding clues in emails and the gruff boss.
Also, Kim Stone, the main character is a woman with a dark past in foster homes, she doesn't obey orders and has an attitude problem. And, Kim is one of my main problems with this book. The thing with orders and regulations is something that is there for everyone and every time she does something wrong in this book she is called in to see her boss, but she doesn't get suspended or taken off the case. I'm sorry, no matter how good you are as a cop.
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