Friday, 16 October 2015

Book review: Lost Girls - Angela Marsons (D.I. Kim Stone #3) + giveaway

Two girls go missing. Only one will return. 
The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die. 

When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping. 

And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad. 

Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour… 

Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price? 

The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons. 

My opinion.
Wow. What a thriller. Everyone was talking about Angela Marsons' new novel so I jumped at the opportunity to see for myself what everyone was so excited about. Even in my wildest imagination I couldn't have expected this.I lost sleep over this book. Not just because the story haunted me, but I simply couldn't put it down.Both cover and title are a perfect fit. It stands out and captures the essence of the book without giving unnecessary spoilers.About halfway through the book I found out online that this is the third installment in a series featuring D.I. Kim Stone as the main character. You can easily read this as a stand alone novel - like I did - but after reading Lost Girls, I honestly cannot wait to read more from Angela Marsons, and I certainly want to read more about Kim Stone's character. I'm intrigued.
Kim Stone is a "tough cookie", but I liked her from the start. She's focused and driven. She's actually kind of a bad ass. I love seeing that in a female character, especially in the role of police officer.
The case itself is... I'm not even sure I know how to describe it. It gave me goosebumps and shivers and it even made me nauseous at times. All credit to Angela Marsons for making this an enjoyable read, despite the cruelty of the case.
Lost Girls is an incredibly gripping novel and Angela Marsons' writing is just too addictive to put down. I'm a fan and I can't wait for more!





To celebrate the release of Lost Girls 
Bookouture is offering a paperback copy (INT) to one lucky winner!


  1. Thank you so much for this fabulous review. Sooooo pleased you enjoyed it and my goodness what a quick read. Truly appreciated.

    1. It was all down to your fabulous novel ;-) Couldn't stop reading - highly addictive!
      Really, really enjoyed it!
      x Thank you for stopping by & taking the time to comment!