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Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…
Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …

Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.

But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.

As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?

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

Watch out for more from D.I. Kim Stone
A Detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent. Silent Scream is the first book in the series – watch out for EVIL GAMES coming soon.

What people are saying about Silent Scream
‘A superb debut by an assured new writer. Blending sharp wit with emotion, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride alongside DI Kim Stone and look forward to the next outing.’ Mel Sherratt

'Stunning' Mail on Sunday

'I absolutely loved it! … This one is one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson! I would seriously put this book in the same league.' Fiona’s Book Reviews

‘I have not been so impressed by a debut novel in a long time, and I'm actually now itching for more …D.I. Kim Stone is like the British Jane Rizzoli. She's so ballsy and doesn't understand the meaning of the word no. I LOVE heroines who just do what they want and sod the consequences and Kim did that, right from the beginning… I can't wait for the second book, because this one was a top-notch crime thriller.’ Leah Loves

’I don't think I've been so hooked by a new author since the discovery of Mark Edwards or Mark Billingham… Silent Scream gets 5 stars from me – if you finish a crime thriller feeling like you just need to have a lie-down and a cup of tea to get your breath back, then the writer has done their job. Angela Marsons, I still don't have my breath back.’ Reading Room with a View

‘Normally when I see everybody rating a book five stars I think 'Is it really that good?' Silent Scream is that good, and then some… The only problem Angela now faces is keeping up this standard as the series progresses, but if she does than she's going to be an author to watch and a huge star within the genre.’ Book Addict Shaun

‘I started reading ‘Silent Scream’ thinking I would just read a few chapters. I ended up reading it all… An excellent read and one I would happily recommend.’ Northern Crime

‘This is a fantastic debut novel by Marsons. The blurb said that if you were a fan of Val McDermid and Mark Billingham you would love this book and being a huge fan of both I thought I would give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised… With lots of twists and turns this is a real page turner.’ The Laughing Librarian

‘It's highly unusual for me to find a book that leads me to put my life on hold. But Angela Marson's Silent Scream has led me to virtually abandon work for the last day, even with deadlines looming… ticks all the boxes for a 5* rating from me: a well written flowing story; strong but vulnerable protagonist; fast pace; intrigue; twists and turns until several final OMG moments; plenty of action; and the revealing of a brutal murderer.’ Off the Shelf

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2510 KB
  • Print Length: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Bookouture; 1 edition (20 Feb. 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00S5K0CAU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

"Terrific story"

 on 4 December 2017
By Father Ted
“No two people ever read the same book”. Some will view this as a straightforward police procedural, with a spiky female lead, and the customary cast of male characters. The genial sidekick, the alpha-male rival, and the boss who either backs her 100%, or threatens her with the sack every two chapters. It’s been the formula for dozens of detective series for a decade; many of which have transferred from the written word to the screen.


 on 28 August 2017
By JoJo
I can’t believe I left it this long to read this book having downloaded it in 2016 .

It became a very haunting and extremely chilling read

 on 30 August 2017
By Rob Enright
Silent Scream is the first in the critically acclaimed Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons. I can safely say I understand why they are so popular.

Brilliant read!

 on 30 September 2017
By Michelle22
Detective Kim Stone, bad ass policewomen with a horrific past, the details of which are given to the reader throughout this novel, finds herself fighting to keep heading a case close to her heart. The death of a seemingly hard working and devoted headmistress leads to the discovery of a body in a shallow grave in the grounds of a long closed down children’s home. As Stone delves deeper in to the staff and residents the body count rises. Can she solve this case whilst there is anyone left who can help her do so? This book hits the ground running and doesn’t pause for breath, straight away the reader is drawn into a fast paced and brilliant who dunit the outcome of which I’d never have guessed. Within minutes of finishing Silent Scream I had ordered the next instalment, Evil Games.

A fab read!

 on 12 July 2017
By sweetie
Great thriller full of action, mystery and tension touching upon a sensitive storyline of the murder and abuse of children abandoned to the ‘system’. Long buried secrets are about to be uncovered, and five people who have kept this secret are targeted one by one

Incredible debut thriller

 on 25 June 2017
By jodenoy
I like reading thrillers and murder mysteries; I always try to work out who has done it and derive a short list. Most times I am right. This book left me clueless. I had a list of four possible culprits, and I could not have been more wrong.

Child care, an archaeological dig and an old mystery.

 on 14 March 2015
In 2004 the bodies of five people are discovered. The plot then moves quickly forwards to present times and the murder of a woman.
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