The victim is lying under the trees, arms lifted above his head, unnaturally still. His muscles are slack. His eyes are empty. There are no signs of life. But he is not quite dead…
When Detective Kim Stone races to the crime scene, there is no body waiting for her: the paramedics are desperately trying to save the victim’s life. But there was something very strange about the way the man was found, his arms raised above his head, his legs spread apart. When he dies on the way to the hospital, Kim is certain she’s on the hunt for a killer… but all evidence at the scene has been destroyed.
The dead man, Eric Gould, seems ordinary, until the team dig into his past. As a teenager, he was locked away for attacking his girlfriend, and Kim suspects he was hurting his fiancé now. Was someone trying to stop history repeating?
Then another man is found on the verge of death, his bones broken to force him into an unnatural shape. The team realise the killer is sending a message – the victims’ bodies are spelling out their sins. As boys, they were both part of a group of six who bragged about their terrible crimes. But they were children then, and when she sees the grief on the faces of their loved ones now, Kim swears to find answers.
Is someone finally getting revenge… or do they think these men are still dangerous? The killer is threatening to strike again, and the only way Kim can crack the case is by tracking down the rest of the six first.
But then a revelation about what one of her team is suffering makes Kim understand why people take the law into their own hands. Do these victims deserve what’s coming to them? Or is there even more to fear from their brutal killer?
Unputdownable from start to finish, Bad Blood is a brilliantly gripping crime thriller with a reveal you’ll never see coming. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Val McDermid will love the latest compulsive read from multi-million-copy bestseller Angela Marsons.
Can be read as a standalone.
See what everyone is saying about Bad Blood:
‘Fantastic read!… gripping, twisty, turny and very VERY addictive!… had me hooked and I loved every single word! What more can I say other than fab, fab, fab!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this book!!… brilliantly additive page turner!… quite possibly the best crime thriller I have read this year… very highly recommended!’ Donna’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Oh boy! Angie Marsons knocks another Kim Stone story out of the park!… So many great twists and turns, and stunning reveals!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Once again I read this in record time and I am lost for words to describe how engrossing this book is!… I love everything about this series… cracking read that I highly recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow, what can I say, Angela has nailed it again… I love Kim and her team and don’t think I will ever tire of reading the next one!!… Edge-of-the-seat stuff that kept me hooked all the way through.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Fantastic… I read this in one sitting, ignoring my family and the clock ticking way past my bedtime. Stunningly good.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wowser! I get so excited every time a new book in this series comes out, and they never disappoint. Absolutely loved this book, binge read it in one weekend. Fantastic!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Positively one of the best series… I have loved Kim Stone from the first book… Oh. My. Gods! Bad Blood was insanely good!’ @our.bookish.reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! Kim and her team are back and wow what a return!!… Love, love, love this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐