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Dead Memories

(D.I. Kim Stone #10)

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4.54  ·  Rating details ·  2,187 ratings  ·  393 reviews
She ruined their lives. Now they’re going to destroy hers.

‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Your death.’

On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim
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Kindle Edition, 459 pages
Published February 22nd 2019 by Bookouture
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Cathy Holden To understand Kim and her background fully, I would say it would be a good idea to read them all in order. I have and really like them.
marjorie hall-venmore It would be rated a 18, no it’s noy really graphic. It doesn’t go into someone actually killing someone. It Explans the murders that’s taken place in…moreIt would be rated a 18, no it’s noy really graphic. It doesn’t go into someone actually killing someone. It Explans the murders that’s taken place in some detail. I personally would if I had to choose stars like we do for books then I could only imagine myself giving a 5 star. The book in my opinion 5 stars are not enough. That’s goes for every book of Angala Marsons (less)

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Maureen
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 10 in the DI Kim Stone series, and for avid fans like myself, it’s not difficult to recognise that DI Stone has destroyed many lives in the course of her criminal investigations, resulting in convictions for some very dangerous individuals. The trouble is, one of them is determined to exact revenge, and they go to great pains to recreate the most traumatic events in her life, making her suffer, regardless of the horrific impact on the latest victims.

Kim has her work cut out with this case,
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Chelsea Humphrey
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Chelsea by: Angela Marsons
"It was like a magic trick, an illusion, maybe a sleight of hand. Look over there while I do this over here. She could just about manage to disassociate herself from the events unfolding before her eyes as long as she could distract her mind with solving the case, sifting the clues, following the leads, and searching for evidence."

If you've been following my reviews for any length of time, then I'm sure it comes as no surprise that this was an easy 5 stars to give. The D.I. Kim Stone series has
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Meredith
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
“We have to go back to the past to find our killer and to predict our future.”

In Dead Memories, DI Kim Stone must face her past in order to determine her future.


Someone is toying with Kim Stone and it isn’t pretty. They are hitting her where it hurts the most with the intention of destroying her personally and professionally.

DI Kim Stone has put some heinous criminals away. As a result, she has many enemies. When someone begins committing crimes that reenact some of Kim’s personal horrors, s
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(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Kim Stone has put away her fair share of bad guys over the years and has acquired many enemies throughout her criminal investigations. Now someone is out for revenge and Kim's life is on the line.

In Dead Memories Kim comes face to face with crimes recreating the most traumatic experiences of her past. Kim must reveal more of herself to her team (and us!) than she feels comfortable with. All eyes are on her as Kim faces some of her darkest demons. The team races against time as they try to unc
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Debra
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
DI Kim Stone and her team are back in book ten of the series. In this book, someone has it in for her - BIG TIME! Someone who is recreating events- traumatic events from Kim's life. How does this person know everything? Who can it be? Why? Kim has arrested many people, many have grudges, many had their lives changed due to this, who has the most anger and hatred for her? Not only does she have to re-visit the past events that happened in her life while trying to solve the cases, she also must wo ...more
Liz
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley

A new Kim Stone book is always a cause for joy in this household. I love her, the interaction of the team and the cases. This one is no exception. First, someone has staged a murder to directly mirror Kim’s tragic loss of her twin brother, Mikey. Additional murders mirror other traumatic events from her life. A lot of criminals have reason to hate Kim, but who hates her so much they would kill innocent people just to reenact these events?

There are gruesome scenes here, especially involving the
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Christine
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Christine by: Angela
Dead Memories is book #10 of the extraordinary DI Kim Stone series. I have read them all and have awarded every one, including Dead Memories, 5 stars. I’d like to start off this review with a few general comments about the series.

What makes this collection of novels so remarkable? First of all, how many authors remain at the peak of their talent after book #10 of a series? Ms. Marsons has the exceptional ability to keep her stories fresh and compelling with new and engaging plotlines. Her plots
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Paromjit
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There is good reason that Angela Marsons and her successful DI Kim Stone series has such a huge and dedicated following from crime fans. This is a superb series, with fabulous characters that have developed with each new addition, readers emotionally invest in Kim along with her terrific team, and Marsons compelling writing and plotting has us gripped, wanting more by the time we have finished reading. This is the 10th in the series, and Kim Stone is experiencing a deja vu of the nightmarish hor ...more
Linda
"Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly." (Morticia Adams)

And DI Kim Stone has woven an all-encompassing, tightly restrictive web around her past life. Highly immersed in self-protection, Kim weaves that cocoon with impenetrable threads while lugging around a no entrance sign. You don't ask. She doesn't tell.

But someone out there is making every effort to permeate deeply beneath the skin's surface of Kim's past. Little hairs are raised eerily to think that an e
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Gary
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
'Dead Memories' is the 10th book in the DI Kim Stone series by author Angela Marsons, I can't believe she's already written so many. My reviews for Angela Marsons books are getting a bit repetitive but I suppose that's what you should expect when the author writes to such a consistently high level. Yet again, gripping plot line, strong characters and a well paced story that builds to a crescendo. If you haven't already tried this author do yourself a favour and start reading now.

Two teenagers ar
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Sue
DEAD MEMORIES is the is the 10th book in the DI Kim Stone series by author Angela Marsons. She is on a roll. Her novels keep getting better and better! Her books tick all the boxes from strong plot, believable characters operating under a building suspense level.

‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Your death.’

On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found
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Louise Wilson
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Detective Kim Stone #10

On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. Unfortunately the boy has died, but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block thirty years ago. Then, bodies of a middle aged couple are discovered in a burnt- out car. Kim can't ignore the similarities to the deaths of Erika and Keith, the only loving parents Kim had ever kno
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: 'You know who I have and you know who I want. Come alone or she dies. You know where I am. '

Enough people had died this week because of one person's vendetta against her. She couldn’t risk one more person getting hurt.

And the person who had sent the text message was right.

She did know where (they) would be.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: ‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Yo
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Jan
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What can I say about this author and this amazing police procedural series that hasn't already been said?

Strong characters, fresh story lines, and well researched writing have kept me coming back for more.

If this isn't on your TBR, do yourself a favor and add it!
If it is on your TBR, bump it up and make sure to start with book 1, Silent Scream.
You won't be sorry!

The only downside is having to wait for the next one to come along....

ARC provided by NetGalley

Zoeytron
Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.

A mash-up of deaths turns out to share a common denominator, and the reason behind it all is cruel in the extreme.  Penn, the newbie, is still finding his footing with the team.  He has easily wormed his way into my heart, pure genius with his extraordinary puzzle solving skills.  DI Kim Stone, Bryant, and Stace all feel like old friends at this point.  They read and play off each other very well.  A certain amount of humor is acknowledged a
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Brenda
First it was two young teens who’d been chained to a radiator, the boy dead, the girl barely alive. Then a middle-aged couple were found burnt to death in a wrecked car. The chills were running up and down Detective Inspector Kim Stone’s spine as the realization came to her that someone was recreating her early years; the years when first her twin brother Mikey had died, then her caring, loving foster parents had perished in a burnt-out car.

How could Kim continue to run the case with the memori
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Sean Peters
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Bookouture, Net Galley and Angela Marsons and Book Ten in the DI Kim Stone series.

This is a series that I have long been a fan of and for me the Kim Stone books just keep getting better If you haven’t discovered Angela Marsons Detective Kim Stone series which began with Silent Scream then you really don’t know what you’re missing out on!

She ruined their lives. Now they’re going to destroy hers.

‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you su
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Carolyn
It's hard to believe this is already the 10th book in the Kim Stone series when the first was published only 4 years ago. Angela Marsons must be a real powerhouse and somehow she manages to keep each book fresh and tightly written and this one is no exception!

Kim and her team really have their work cut out for them as someone is carrying out heinous crimes that have traumatic connotations for Kim personally. The list of suspects who might hold a grudge against Kim is long and the team have their
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Janet Newport
Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for this arc.

I was thrilled to receive this as Angela Marson is a MUST read for me. Dead Memories only confirmed that. I raced through this book. Even though the team had more suspects than they knew what to do with in the beginning, they winnowed it down, but as more and more crimes happened, they ran into brick walls and had to constantly shift their thinking. Easy to feel their frustration. The current crimes were all re-staging of very traumatic events of K
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Emma
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars

Can Kim face her past?

Either way, she's going to find out. Out of choices and desperately trying to keep it together, she is tested in every way possible as each private, torturous memory becomes horribly recreated with new victims, beginning with the worst of all: the loss of her brother. There may be a long list of people who hate her, but someone going to such extreme measures can only mean one thing: a killer intent on her death.

Now you might think that the use of old ground in book
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Helga
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Detective Kim Stone’s past has finally caught up with her, as a deranged killer is replicating the harrowing events of her life.
A young couple have been found in a house in the same building as Kim’s childhood home, chained to the radiator. The boy is dead, the girl barely alive. The scene is too familiar and painful. This heinous crime is the exact copy of what happened to Kim and her brother when they were children. Is this a coincidence? Or someone is out there to make Kim suffer?
At first Kim
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Adrian Dooley
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let’s get this clear from the off. I’ve read every one of the previous nine books in this series and love it. Kim Stone is one of my favourite characters in the genre and one Ive loved spending time with over the last few years.

We move on to book ten here, quite a run in one series, and you do fear that at some stage you will eventually be left disappointed. Every series has a finite life and the longer it goes on the more chance the quality drops or it ends up being somewhat of a rehash from t
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The Cats Mother
Book ten of this fantastic series gets 10 out 10 from me! I was thrilled to be approved by NetGalley for the latest Kim Stone thriller, and have been greedily reading at every opportunity since, thwarted only by those pesky annoyances like work and sleep. I had hoped to write the first review here, but my new friend Janet got there first. Now I can't wait to read everyone else's.

When a young couple are found chained to a radiator in the same run down block of flats that Kim was rescued from at a
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Jean
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.” Dinyar Bharucha

If ever there is someone who has experienced the worst kinds of hurt, it is D.I. Kim Stone. Somehow, she survived a horrific childhood and has become a functioning adult. No, she is not a warm, fuzzy person. Most would call her difficult. But she is a darn good police detective.

Does she have enemies? Oh, heck yeah! In Angela Marsons’ Dead Memories, we meet several of them. All become suspects in a cruel series of mur
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Hans
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another thrilling Kim Stone story by the queen of thrillers. It gripped me from the very start and never let me go. Can it get any better? More Kim Stone please!

If ever you want to read a thriller series make it this one. It's easily the best series out there at the moment!
Alan Cotterell
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
10/10

When you have a great series, I start to wonder at what point will it run out of steam. But not with this one 10 books in, and it is still running at 200 mph.
Unfortunately I don't have a tenth of her writing skills, so I am running out of superlatives to praise this series.
Still has the brilliant banter between Stone and Bryant. Not quite so many references to local areas that I recognise this time.
This one has a darker theme than usual, based on DI Stone early life as per the blurb on the
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Elaine
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I remember the very first time I came across a new author called Angela Marsons and her debut Kim Stone novel Silent Scream


I knew she was one classy writer and here we are 10 books in and shes still writing these outstanding thrillers.


Dead Memories


Somebody hates hates Kim Stone with a vengeance. This person wants to cause as much psychological pain by re-enacting traumatic incidents from Kim's childhood.


How do they know these things?
Who hates her that much to do this.
As Kim and her team try t
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Lou
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dead Memories is the tenth book in the DI Kim Stone series, and wow it's Marson's best novel to date; it's a cracking addition to a fantastic series. I am blown away by how intensely thrilling it was, and the twists, turns and red herrings leave you shellshocked. Each new addition is better than the last and that makes this a pleasure to read. It's cleverly plotted, fast-paced and very creative and original in terms of the murder scenarios. From first page to last I simply couldn't put it down a ...more
Eva
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve said it before and it looks like I’ll be saying it until this series ceases to exist (which quite frankly I hope is absolutely never!) : this series just keeps going from strength to strength! Now, that is obviously fantastic if you’re Angela, her publisher or a reader. Not so good for me when I put on my reviewer cap because …. words, you guys! I ran out of ways to say how awesome the Kim Stone series is at least five or so books ago! How many times can I say “brilliant, fantastic, READ TH ...more
Book Addict Shaun
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s hard to believe that Dead Memories is the tenth Kim Stone novel, I can remember the first time I read Silent Scream and I finished it with so much excitement for what was to come from this series. It is easily one of the best crime series currently being written and I don’t think I could ever tire of reading about Kim and her team.

Dead Memories sees a killer recreating every traumatic moment of Kim Stone’s life, and those that have followed the series so far will know something of how traum
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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.
After much urging from her partner she began to enter short story competitions in Writer's News resulting in a win and
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D.I. Kim Stone (10 books)
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  • Evil Games (D.I. Kim Stone, #2)
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