The truth was dead and buried…until now.
When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.
As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.
Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.
But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she’s ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy – and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger – before it’s too late?
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The Kim Stone series just gets better and better! I love how each novel follows the same characters, but doesn’t rely on a formulaic plot. Each novel has an unique deadly plot that ends up blowing my mind each time!
In the 6th novel in the series, Kim and her team end up working on different cases and it’s a struggle for everyone. Kim’s team (Bryant, Dawson and Stacey) has a power struggle between the 2 males and it’s clear that they each believe their method works. Meanwhile, Kim has to work with an ex-partner and his team and it’s clear that they have some unresolved history between them.
I don’t want to share too much of the plot, but I loved it. I flew through the novel so quickly since I had to know what was going to happen which each of the cases and the characters.
This novel is not going to be for everyone. There are some disturbing scenes as well as a lot of hate crimes and racism.
4 calculators out of a potential 5. If you are into mysteries, you need to check out the Kim Stone series!!