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 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.
Back in 2015, I read the first book in the Detective Stone series, Silent Scream, and absolutely loved it. Obviously since then, I’ve been living under a rock as I didn’t realise I was now four books behind with number six to be published very soon. At first I thought I’d just leave things be for now, but I didn’t count on ever so gentle pressure from one of my favourite book pushers.
Thank goodness I caved because Evil Games is absolutely brilliant! Not only do we learn more about Kim’s background, but there is a manipulative sociopath on the loose who’s bloody scary, yet also fascinating. I was gripped by the actions of such a disturbing mind.
The action starts from the very first page as there’s a midnight raid on a house due to a child abuse case. Officially, that’s the case Kim is working on but unofficially she’s tracking another kind of evil she may not have the tools to deal with.
Detective Kim Stone is quickly becoming one of my favourite characters. She’s deeply flawed due to horrible events in her childhood. But she’s also extremely likeable and without doubt someone you want in your corner. She’s like a dog with a bone, unwilling to let go if her gut tells her something’s not quite right. Even if she puts herself in danger.
Here’s the proof of how much I loved this book. I bought all the other ones and pre-ordered the last one, which is due at the end of the month. I’m determined to catch up and not lose sight of this series again. My book pusher most likely won’t let me.
Evil Games was published in May 2015.