Six Graves (DI Kim Stone series Book 16) – ARC Book Review

Title:- Six Graves (DI Kim Stones series Book 16)

Author:- Angela Marsons

No. of pages:- 424 pages

Date published:- will be published on May 17th 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Thriller


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?

This is the first time I started reading Detective Kim Stone series and I have to say, this has become one of my favorite series even though I started from Book 16!

Kim Stone rushes to a crime scene where a house is on fire and two teenagers were found dead. The police suspect that Helen Deyner, the mother who has been suffering from clinical depression was responsible for the fire and deaths as the gun that was used was found in her hands. But when they find a clue, they believe that someone else was responsible for the murders. Meanwhile, a ruthless person from Kim’s past comes back, determined to pay revenge on Kim…

From start to finish, I was literally hooked into the story. I can understand why this series became so popular. It was fast paced with twists and thrills that you didn’t expect and the author has done a good job putting the reader at the edge of the seat. I felt like I was watching some sort of thriller movie on the TV and felt like going on a roller coaster ride while reading the book. The ending…the ending was completely unexpected–I did not expect that type of ending at all!! The book was really awesome and Detective Kim Stone has become one of my favorite detectives. Now I am literally looking forward to read more of Detective KIm Stone series.

Overall, if you like fast paced thrillers with a female police officer as a main character, then this book is one for you. Worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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 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.

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