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Evil Games

(D.I. Kim Stone #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  12,433 ratings  ·  1,089 reviews
When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work. With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal indivi ...more
Paperback, 438 pages
Published April 1st 2017 by Bonnier Zaffre (first published May 29th 2015)
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
She did it, she absolutely did it! Angela Marsons followed up her first D.I. Kim Stone book with something that is even better, I honestly did not think that was possible. This book makes for fantastic reading and officially Angela is up there with my top crime writers world wide without a doubt. Stunning work! I didn't think she could top the first book but she has.

Where do I start with this one? Let me lay the foundations for you first:

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Dete
Norma * Traveling Sister
Traveling Sisters Review by NORMA, BRENDA and KACEEY!!
Oh my goodness this was even better than the first book, SILENT SCREAMS!!!
EVIL GAMES (DI KIM STONE #2) by ANGELA MARSONS is an action-packed, dark, chilling, interesting, and suspenseful psychological thriller that had us all flipping those pages as fast as we could.  What an extremely fitting and wonderful title for this book… was perfect!!
DI Kim Stone is back here in a thrilling cat and mouse game with one of the best, cunning, uniq
I want to thank Net Galley, Bookouture, and Ms. Angela Marsons for providing me with an ARC of Evil Games in exchange for an unbiased review.

Who is this Angela Marsons and where did she come from? The year is not even half over and we have not one, but two brilliant books from this incredible new thriller writer. I was hoping Evil Games would be close in excellence to Silent Scream. Darned if it isn’t better.

Evil Games grabbed me right from the first sentence (not kidding) and held me tight unti
Kaceey - Traveling Sister
Yet another wonderful traveling sister read with with my 2 favorite Canadian sisters - Norma and Brenda!

We all enjoyed the first book so much we couldn't wait to dive into book two. I couldn't have imagined this book surpassing number one... But it did in leaps and bounds! Our reading goals for the day kept changing because none of us had the willpower to put it down. (Just try and stop us!) We constantly made plans to just chat about our progress in the evening, but found ourselves chirping bac
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so glad that I decided to listen to GR friends and try this series out again. I read the first novel for this series and wasn't very impressed at all BUT this one definitely has made me a huge fan of Angela Marsons! And a new series has been added to my fan list ;).

What a perfect title I have to say for this one! Wow.. Evil games did Ruth play! But, you can't help but love this villain in this ever -so -dark and brilliant read!

I definitely grew to love Kim and her team. Kim is strong and a
Thank you to Netgalley, Bookouture, and author Angela Marsons, a British author, for an ARC of this book, “EVIL GAMES”, in exchange for an honest review. This is the second instalment in the Detective Kim Stone Series, and even better than her debut novel, “SILENT SCREAM.” WOW what an amazing gifted writer! This is a mystery crime/psychological thriller, that will have you flipping the pages, to see what will happen next.

In Evil Games, we continue the journey of DI Kim Stone and her squad of det
Chelsea Humphrey
Another excellent Kim Stone novel! I believe this one was even better than the first. What makes this series so completely disturbing and horrifying to me is how realistic it is. Sure, as a work of fiction there are some artistic licenses. Overall, I think this series has me looking over my shoulder wondering who I can trust.

Kim Stone joins us again after capturing a disgusting child abuser that should be cut and dry, but a few of the facts just aren't adding up. Simultaneously, a rapist is mur
Brenda - Traveling Sister
Norma, Kaceey and I had our game on for these Evil Games and had so much fun piecing together the games. Looking forward to Book three!

Our Traveling sister review can be found on our sister blog


My house turned into complete darkness with only the light from my ipad leading me through the final chapters of this one. I lost all sense of the day......

Evil Games is the second book in the DI Kim Stone Series by Angela Marsons. As the series unfolds, book by book, we are given more and more insight into the backstory of Kim. Although a stellar investigating detective, Kim bears the deep scars of her childhood. There is much to observe in this serious, no-nonsense, black clad individ
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4000-books
Book two in the series and every bit as good as book one.

Evil Games pits our talented D.I. Kim Stone against the equally talented but totally immoral Doctor Alexandra Thorne. In the course of the action we find out lots more about Kim's unfortunate childhood and her present day steely courage. She reminds me a bit of Eve Dallas.

I enjoyed the many characters in this book and the entertaining conversation that often takes place between members of the team. Kim is an exceptionally good character wi
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Enjoying myself as I make my way through the first few Kim Stone novels after reading books five and six. I love this DI. Being called to a murder scene and overhearing a constable calling her a cold bitch, her only concern is for the dog that witnessed the murder and making sure he's looked after. How could I not love her? In fact, all the scenes with Barney are heartwarming.

Kim is working on two different cases and both are equally engaging. Dr. Alex Thorne is a true psychopath and is enthral
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Evil Games is the second book in the D.I. Kim Stone series and it's another excellent addition to the series!!

D.I. Stone and crew are working on two cases in this book. Both cases are well thought out and do not take away from the other case.

One involves a revolting child abuser that’s arrested in the beginning of the book. After Kim and her crew try to finish up the case, evidence comes to light that's things are not as they appear to be.
The detectives must go into the world of se
Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Melissa by: Christine
Evil Games is the second book in the Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons. Admittedly the first in the series was not my favourite book. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it - I read it before I started blogging my reviews so I actually can't remember what it was about it that didn't totally grab me. It seemed to grab the majority of my reading buddies who rated it extremely highly. I wasn't against reading the sequel, but it wasn't on my list of priorities. However when I kept seeing phenomenal rev ...more
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second D I Kim Stone read had me gripped and was one I really didn’t want to put down at all. Kim is caught up in two investigations, the tail end of a child abuse case and that of a man stabbed to death in the street. During the course of things she crosses swords with an adversary who has the power to get right inside her head and to draw out all those secrets Kim doesn’t want anyone to know about. Whilst I liked Kim, I have to say that I absolutely adored psychiatrist Dr Alexandra Thorne, ...more
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this series Angela Marsons you are an absolute genius of this genre sometimes there was so much going on I couldn't keep up but to cram in so much of the hidden agendas of each character was superb, loved the way the characters developed more in the plot kept me wondering WHAT NEXT!!

I hated Doctor Alex Thorne she was a total whacko who was using her job to get into her patients minds & making them do terrible things they wouldn't normally do she made the whole plot believab
 Li'l Owl
When a man recently released from prison after being convicted of rape is found dead in an ally, DCI Kim Stone is on the case. The investigation is solved quickly as all evidence leads them to Ruth Willis, the women he brutally raped years ago. Ruth is arrested and is a sure conviction following her confession of the crime. Case closed.
But DCI Kim Stone isn't certain that Ruth Willis is solely to blame. She has concerns that Ruth was manipulated by her psychiatrist, Alex Thorne. But Kim has no
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
I found the first book, Silent Scream, OK, but the story in Evil Games is so much better. And, Kim Stone that sometimes annoyed me in the first book didn't annoy me at all this time, on the contrary, I came to like her.

A rapist is killed by his victim, but this open and shut case feel wrong for Detective Kim Stone. Before the woman killed her rapist did she have a session with her psychologist. could it be that the psychologist planted the thought about the killing? And, if so, why would she do
5 +++ Plus Thrilling Stars

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Sociopath.....a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

Hold onto your hats!!!
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DI Kim Stone is back..... along side her partner DS Bryant she is called out to arrest a very unsavoury character Leonard Dunn and bring him to justice for his terrible crime.
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But Kim Stone is not leaving it there, oh no she still thinks others must of been involved so she wi
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I can't think of a book with a more appropriate title than this one. After every chapter where Alex was the lead character, I felt the need for a shower. Ever see a picture of black mold? If not, Google it to find one. I feel the same gross-out when I think of Alex. She was so despicable!

Kim is a wonderfully complex character. I really want to know more about her, and this book offered additional info to what we learned in Silent Scream, the first Kim Stone book. There's still more to
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Something sly and malicious is afoot here and it isn't long before it segues into a deadly game of cat and mouse. The mind games of a sociopath take center stage and test the very sanity of D.I. Kim Stone.

I am lodging a major complaint here. These books go too quickly! Of the multitude of crime thriller series out there, this is the series with which I would continue if I could only have one. They are that good. All of them.

After reading Angela Marsons first book Silent Screams and being blown away by it, I have been watching this author from afar until her next book.

As with all follow on books, once an author writes a brilliant outstanding first book, you fear that the next one may not live up to all you need it to be [as a reader]

FEAR NOT!!! This is just as good. If not better in some ways [cannot believe I am saying that!]
Because as we follow on with cased of crimes with Kim Stone the DI, we get more of an insi
Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

Di Stone is an awesome detective. She hunts down killers and this one is a great psychological thriller! There are some twists, and turns out to be a cat and mouse game. Evil but good.

It is a big mind game! I didn't really care for the subject, but it turned out good anyway. It had me up late at night, there is a lot of suspense, that makes it a page turner. DI Kim Stone has a past and it is brought up.. I really enjoyed this book and was surprised due to the subject matter. This is the second
I'm hooked!!!
Just finished book 2 in the DI Kim Stone series and I want more!!

I enjoyed this book even more than the first in the series. Chapter one draws you in from the first paragraph and doesn't let up until the very last page.
This time the reader is treated to 2 story lines. One involving child abuse and another that introduces us to the formidable Dr. Alex Thorne. The author has brilliantly created an antagonist worthy of mental combat with the detective. While she truly is a monster, I h
Rachel Hall
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My tardiness in getting round to reading the second novel in the D.I. Kim Stone series reflects my antipathy to utilising my Kindle, and is in no way a response to my reaction to Silent Scream, which impressed me immensely. In introducing D.I. Kim Stone and her team, Angela Marsons proved herself an assured new voice in the world of crime fiction, adept in juggling suspense, drawing a distinctive cast of characters and managing an involving plot. Silent Scream introduced the dogmatic, motorbike ...more
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!!! The title is so perfect for this book!

There are already many great reviews written by my friends on this book, so not going to even try to repeat. Just hitting the high points for me.

This series has become a must buy for me. Kim is such a great character, flaws and all. Love learning more about her fellow officers and the area of England she lives in. The most amazing part of this book was the evil, sociopath psychologist, Alex. Every time her character appeared, I would get shivers up an
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Stacey, Plum-crazy
Recommended to Kevin by: Christine
5 Shiny stars with an exclamation point after each star! My new favorite author, Angela Marsons, has done it again. Grabbed by the first page, I was either reading this book or thinking about what I had been reading in this book until I smiled, sighed and wished I had packed her next book on my business trip!

This book read like a chess match...a chess match with sharp weapons. Our favorite DI Kim Stone fights a cat and mouse game with a sociopath who pretends she isn't. I've never read anything
When Detective Inspector Kim Stone and her team were finally in place after months of investigation and preparation, they were gratified to be able to arrest the evil and sick perpetrator who had been doing despicable things. Sifting through the home and getting every piece of evidence, they were horrified at what they found. But worse was to come…

With another case suddenly in Kim’s hands, she discovered the rapist who had been out of prison for eighteen months and living quietly at home with hi
João Carlos

BSA Goldstar de 1954

”Jogos Cruéis” (2015) é o segundo livro da escritora inglesa Angela Marsons (n. 1950) de uma série protagonizada pela detective Kim Stone.
Neste ”Jogos Cruéis” a detective Kim Stone está mais exposta ao perigo, lidando com alguém que conhece melhor as suas fraquezas e as suas angústias. Nesse confronto pessoal, somos orientados exemplarmente numa trajectória desenvolvida por alguém com a intenção macabra de complementar e integrar as suas experiências profissionais através de
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
Milton's Paradise Lost :- 'The mind is it's own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.'

And when someone else is playing with your mind, a mind already searching for justification, for approval, then the stakes become much higher, the game deadlier, the outcomes pure evil.

I had been hanging out to read Evil Games ever since I finished "Silent Scream", and Angela Marsons has not disappointed me. Evil Games flows with a breathless momentum that had me glued to the pages.

Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, crime

Having really enjoyed Silent Scream, I’ve been looking forward to reading Evil Games. I’m happy to report that it did not disappoint. In fact, I liked this even more than the first.

I thought the plot was excellent and very well researched. Absolutely loved the storyline from start to finish. This book felt more psychological and personal than the first, and that is probably why I loved it so much. I love getting into the minds of others, regardless of whether they are good or bad.

It was great se
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Angela is the author of the Kim Stone Crime series. She discovered a love of writing at Primary School when a short piece on the rocks and the sea gained her the only merit point she ever got.
Angela wrote the stories that burned inside and then stored them safely in a desk drawer.
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