BOOK REVIEW: Evil Games by Angela Marsons

The greater the evil, the more deadly the game...
When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is something far more sinister at work.
With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.
Up against a socio-path who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing and this time it's personal. 

Publisher: Bookouture

Angela Marsons just gets better! I was so excited to read the second book in the Detective Kim Stone series and I was not disappointed.
Evil Games follows Kim and the team as they investigate the murder of a rapist. Initially they think it is an individual crime but then other vengeful murders take place, they just need to find the link. As Kim investigates and trusts her gut instinct, she discovers that she is dealing with a true sociopath. A sociopath who has Kim in her sights; her past is perfect for manipulation and they will not stop until they have destroyed her.
We learn so much more about Kim Stone in this book. Her past is dealt with but the main focus is how her tragic early life affects her now. It was good to learn more about her friendship with her colleague Bryant especially as she does not let her barriers down easily.
I am not going to discuss the identity of the sociopath as it would spoil the plot but that character was probably my favourite part of the book.
Angela Marsons really gets inside their head and she highlights just how terrifying their true nature is. I felt as though this character was always a couple of steps ahead of Kim Stone and  I was left wondering if she would ever be able to stop her.
As with the first book, Angela Marsons does not hold back. There are several descriptions of extreme violence and abuse. They are not always easy to read but they make the book so much more authentic and gritty.
Evil Games cements Angela Marsons as a leading talent in this genre. I am so excited by this series; there is so much more to explore with these characters and I can't wait to join them on the next case.

Many thanks to Bookouture for allowing me to read this book via Netgalley. 


jessicabookworm said...

Sounds gripping and a great read for summer!

Dot said...

I really love Angela Marsons Jessica, I'm already excited about the next in the series!

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