DI Kim Stone is designated to represent her police district on the committee tasked with the planning for a high profile celebrity event. She’d rather be anywhere else so when she receives reports of a little girl found abandoned in a mall, Kim and DS Bryant get involved. Not long after, the child’s mother is found dead, her neck broken. The next day, the body of another woman is found, killed in a similar manner but her six-year old son is missing. Meanwhile, DC Stacey Woods is investigating an older rape case from another district that is not only perplexing but may have implications on another solved case.
Everything about this story was intriguing and it is essential to pay attention to the minute details. There are whiffs of connections but not necessarily overt paths to those conclusions. Even the team was struggling to figure things out, as stressed as I was about that missing child. In addition, there were personal issues impacting one of the team members that was a rather lovely and heartwarming distraction.
I wish I could say the climax was a surprise but there was a tiny clue that led me to the proper deductions. But, instead of being disappointed, I was extremely satisfied to have solved these tough cases and the journey to get there was the thing. The foundation laid for a new relationship also made me happy and I hope it continues to move in the right direction. All of these plot lines were enhanced by the skilled narrator, Jan Cramer. She continues to be the voice of this series for me and I’ll always listen to these books because of her.
- Release Date: November 13, 2020
- Series: DI Kim Stone #13
- Narrator: Jan Cramer
- Audio Length: 8 hours, 53 minutes
- Publisher: Hachette UK – Bookouture