Post Script: Evil Games – Angela Marsons

My apologies Angela Marsons…

Cover Evil Games

Evil Games – a D.I. Kim Stone Novel

Angela Marsons


ISBN: 9781909490956



The greater the evil, the more deadly the game…

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 soon finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.

Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time – it’s personal.


Fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham will be gripped by this exceptional new voice in British crime fiction.


My View:

Before I say anything else I must apologise to Angela Marsons – I downloaded this ebook months ago…and then it sat on my e-reader – sad, isolated, lonely and forgotten – until last night. I wish I knew then what I know now – what a great read!!! Unfortunately I had no awareness of this author and did not even realise this was the second book in the series (which didn’t matter at all – it can easily be read as a standalone). And so I let it sit, forgotten.  What a mistake!  Now I want to read the first book, Silent Scream, as soon as possible.

This book – gripping, intense, empathetic characters, heinous crimes with a glimmer of optimism woven into the narrative and enough threads left dangling to ensure you look out for the next in the series. And as a bonus the female protagonist is strong, intelligent and intuitive and a dog lover- what more could you want? The next book perhaps?



Post Script: You Should Have Known – Jean Hanff Korelitz

You Should Have Known

Jean Hanff Korelitz

Faber and Faber Ltd

Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571307517


A smart, addictive and psychologically acute novel about what we think we know, what we should have known, and what we choose to ignore, for fans of Kate Atkinson, Gillian Flynn, Claire Messud and Louise Doughty.

‘You knew right at the beginning. She knew he was never going to stop looking at other women. She knew he couldn’t save money. She knew he was contemptuous of her… But then she somehow let herself un-know what she knew.’

Grace Sachs, a happily married therapist with a young son, thinks she knows everything about women, men and marriage. She is about to publish a book called You Should Have Known, based on her pet theory: women don’t value their intuition about what men are really like, leading to serious trouble later on.

But how well does Grace know her own husband? She is about to find out, and in the place of what she thought she knew, there will be a violent death, a missing husband, and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for herself and her child.

My View:

I really enjoyed immersing myself in this story and I full heartedly agree with the premise that this narrative is based on – the fact that we all have intuitive moments and that these should not be ignored, that we should listen more and then perhaps than we could save ourselves a lot of pain.

I loved hearing Grace’s voice – her professional, rational, clear and concise voice and the conversations in her head that we are privy to – so many of these comments rung true. I liked the characters of Grace and her son Henry, they are well developed and likeable, the modern, ladder climbing, “society” aerobicized wives and mothers make me glad I am not of that world. J

A sociopath in our midst – this narrative was enthralling, some of the behaviours were incredible and with hindsight, we can recognise so many of the limiting/isolating attitudes and see how the evil can flourish in our well-meaning midst.  A thought provoking and interesting read.