Title: Silent Scream
Series: D.I. Kim Stone #1
Author: Angela Marsons
Release Date: February 20th 2015
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Suspense
Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…
Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …
Years later, a headmistress is found brutally murdered, the first in a spate of gruesome killings which shock the Black Country.
But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.
As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?
The story starts with five figures standing around a grave and they promise to keep the secret. Years later the murders start to happen and the first victim Teresa is found drowned in the bath tub. She was a school principle and when they start to investigate, the case grows bigger than they expected.
DI Kim is in the head of the case and she is very determined to find the killer. She is very strong minded and as we got to learn about her past, it gives her the will to solve the cases faster and she doesn’t want to leave any detail without notice.
The chapters are divided between different perspectives, which makes you understand the story and the characters better. The creepiest chapters are the ones of a murderer’s point of view, it gives you creeps.
It was the first thriller book and I was surprised how much I liked the story, despite being eerie at times. I really liked the unexpected twists and turns and the whole story kept you on the edge of your seat. I tried to guess the murderer and I was wrong, I never expected the story to take that turn by the end. All in all, if I as a rookie to this genre loved the book, it has to be good, because I definitely want to read the next books by Angela Marsons.