Post Script: Play Dead – Angela Marsons

Play Dead

Play Dead

D.I Kim Stone Book Four

Angela Marsons


ISBN: 9781786810076



The dead don’t tell secrets… unless you listen.

The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess.


Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime.


Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next?


As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim …?


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



My View:

Another fantastic episode in this series. What I love about this is we get a chance to know Kim Stone a little better, gain a bit more knowledge of her history and see her fragility and humanness.   Angela Marsons writes great character driven narratives with complex and spine chilling plots!


The creepy voice of the “child” who narrates some chapters makes my skin crawl!  “One for you and one for me…”  However Marsons provides us with enough “back story” here so that we hear/see this character with just a tinge of compassion, we don’t accept the behaviours but we can understand how this monster was created.


There are plenty of shades of grey, complex moral dilemmas in this novel to make you think.


And there are more than a few surprises in this book.  I am not going to reveal them – you will just have to read the book yourself J




2 thoughts on “Post Script: Play Dead – Angela Marsons

  1. I do like character development in novels, Carol. And it sounds as though readers learn about the ‘body farm,’ too , which is interesting. In just that way, this reminds me of Simon Beckett’s Whispers of the Dead. That, too, features a ‘body farm.’

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