Saturday, 15 May 2021

Book Review - Twisted Lies by Angela Marsons

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Title: Twisted Lies
Author: Angela Marsons
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 13th May 2021
Rating: 5 Stars

Her stomach lurches as she sits in the windowless room. He throws her phone to the ground, grinds it against the floor with the heel of his shoe and brings his face closer to hers. There was no turning back now, her life as she knew it was gone.

When the lifeless body of a man is found on an industrial estate, Detective Kim Stone arrives on the scene and discovers he’s been tortured in the worst way imaginable.

But as she breaks the devastating news to the victim’s wife, Diane Phipps, Kim can’t help feeling that something isn’t quite right about the woman's reaction.

Twenty-four hours later, the victim’s family disappears into thin air.

Then a second body is found staked to the ground in a local nature reserve.

Desperate to crack the case open quickly, Kim and her team unravel a vital clue – a fiercely guarded secret that links both victims and could cost even more lives.

A secret that some police officers are also protecting.

Faced with deceit from those she should be able to trust, family members who won’t talk, and local reporter, Tracy Frost, opening a can of worms on the case of a woman murdered by her husband a year ago – Kim is in deep water like never before.

Kim must find the motive if she is to find the killer who is systematically targeting and torturing his victims. But can she unlock the shocking truth and stop him before he strikes again?

An absolutely jaw-dropping crime thriller from the number one, multi-million-copy bestselling author of the incredibly addictive Detective Kim Stone series.

I must have uttered WTF out loud and in full many times while reading Twisted Lies. Not only did it keep me on my toes, but also kept through curveballs at me to the extent that my brain gave up trying to put the pieces of it all together, and just went with the flow. 

For I would have never been able to predict the majority of this book, although I knew there were a few things that felt a bit off, even to the untrained eye, I'd never have been able to piece things together like Detective Kim Stone and her team. 

And I don't think I ever want to see Angela Marson's search history, much less the pictures that must come up at the same time as the info for some of the incredibly twisted torture methods being used.  I can't even grasp how an author, or anyone would think that these methods of killing a person could be possible, let alone going into the detail levels that we are presented with. 

And then at the same time there is another plot and investigation of sorts going on featuring one of Kim's nemesis, journalist Frost.  From this we get to see a completely different side to Frost and I feel like we know her a bit better, as she digs into a story this time. 

The storytelling and level of twisted darkness seems to increase with each book, and this one has some rather interesting facets to the investigation.  But if I was to reveal those I would have to hurt you! 

I may have said this before, I'm sure I'll keep saying it but this may just be the best one in the series so far.  I read it one afternoon, having for a change freed up some time to read in one sitting, in around 4 hours.  I devoured the pages, and couldn't get enough of all aspects of the story. 

Ok... that is slightly incorrect I need more, specifically I need more of what happens specifically after the last page - for I have a feeling that the next book is going to be phenomenally twisted! Possibly even more so than this one! 

Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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