When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone. As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps. Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found. But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she’s ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy – and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger – before it’s too late?
Dead Souls is another fantastic Kim Stone book and a truly gripping thriller. The slight change to the personnel set-up kept the book fresh and it was nice to see some minor characters getting more of the limelight. (I love Doctor A!)
The story is utterly chilling and some of the characters are stomach-churning. The story rips along at a great pace and I could hardly put it down so it was finished pretty quickly – I can’t wait for the next instalment!
Thank you to Angela Marsons, NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC of Dead Souls.