Six Graves: An absolutely heart-pounding and addictive crime thriller

· Detective Kim Stone Book 16 · Bookouture
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It’s a typical teenage bedroom with posters covering the walls and clothes littering the floor. But the girl lying on her bed, wearing a delicate chain around her neck, is lifeless. A circle of red stains her white vest top. How had the girl’s mother looked down at her sleeping child and pulled the trigger?

When Detective Kim Stone rushes to the scene of a house fire, she’s shocked to discover it’s claimed the lives of two teenage children and their parents. But this tragedy is not quite as it seems. Each body is marked by a gunshot wound and the mother, Helen Daynes, is holding the gun.

The case sparks painful childhood memories for Kim who suffered at the hands of her own abusive mother, but it just makes her more determined to uncover the truth. As Kim untangles Helen’s past, she finds a history of clinical depression. But did it drive Helen to murder her loved ones? 

Then Kim uncovers a tiny, vital clue in Helen’s bedroom that throws the investigation wide open. Could someone else have killed the Daynes family?

Just as Kim feels she’s making progress, a deadly threat is made to her own life by a dangerous psychopath from her past. Biting back her fear, she keeps digging. And when Kim hits upon a shocking secret that changes everything she thought she knew about Helen, she realises that the remaining family members are in grave danger.

Kim is under pressure like never before, and the monster circling her is getting ever closer. Four bodies already. Four graves fresh in the ground. Who will be next? Can Kim find the killer and save herself before it’s too late?

An absolutely nail-biting mystery thriller that will have you gasping out loud. You won’t come up for air until you’ve reached the breathtaking final twist. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Mark Billingham and Robert Dugoni will love Six Graves.

Read what everyone is saying about Six Graves:

‘OMG! OMG! OMG! Angela Marsons what on earth have you done to me?!… Just OMG! Wow! Speechless!... utterly amazinghad me on tenterhooks.’ Rachel's Random Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wow, wow, wow! Just inhaled this book in about 2 hours.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wow! My heart needs to rest now, this is an absolutely blood pumping ride that doesn’t stop!!LOVED IT!! The Fiction Cafe Book Club, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amazing series and a phenomenal book. Warning: If you start this book in the evening you will read all night because you won’t be able to stopOh My Heavens. This was an unputdownable book from the beginning. My heart was in my throat.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘From first page to last this had me totally gripped. It was like being on a rollercoaster of emotions. 5 stars are just not enough.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I defy anyone… to not feel goosebumps when you read THAT prologue! Angie Marsons then takes you on a rollercoaster journey that will batter your emotions and leave you feeling completely wrung out before you even reach THAT ending!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart pounding, nail biting… I’m sure my heart rate was abnormally high throughout reading this book! The Book Review Café, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Kept me up until midnight... my heart rate is slowly coming back down... wow, wow and wow!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wow!!! Wow!!!! Wow!!! This book is a total page turner and will keep you guessing with every page... BAM! The ending floored me.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Oh wow!!!... I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it in a day… the most dramatic ending I've ever read, this book deserves more than 5 stars!!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

57 reviews
November 15, 2022
the story is great, like always. I've stuck with it since book 1 and i love that every book is different, different theme, and it never gets boring. I found too many editorial mistakes in this book !! pleaseeeeeeeee do better. my grammar freak self suffers !!!
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Kristina Anderson
May 20, 2022
Six Graves by Angela Marsons is the sixteenth book in the D.I. Kim Stone series. While you can read Six Graves as a standalone, I believe it is best to read this series in order. It will allow you to get to know the characters, their backstories, and their relationships. This series contains realistic, complex characters. Detective Inspector Kim Stone has had a rough life. She does not let people get close to her. Her best friend is her dog, Barney. Kim may be rough around the edges, but she cares for her team. She is also dedicated to her job. Of course, this dedication has led to an escaped killer (Symes) trying to get ahold of her and end her. Six Graves is well-written with fast pacing. I like that the chapters are short. There are chapters from the killer’s point-of-view. He is a nasty piece of work. While trying to avoid the killer, Kim and her team are busy with a new case. In order to keep working, Kim’s boss insists that she have a bodyguard and it is the last person Kim would like to follow her every move. I had to laugh at some of the lines between Kim and Leanne. Those two are so much alike (probably why they do not get along). The mystery is well-plotted and complex. I was surprised that I was able to solve this one (I loved the challenge). Angela Marsons gives us multifaceted mysteries that are challenging, dark, and twisty. Be prepared to stay up late to finish this suspenseful tale. I do want to warn readers that there is detailed violence and foul language. Six Graves is full of twists that will have you quickly turning the pages to discover how it ends. I cannot wait for the next book in this gripping series. Six Graves is a twisty tale with an escaped slayer, unsolicited shadow, a troublesome team dynamic, a curious crime, and one determined detective.
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Kirsty Whitlock
May 13, 2022
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'Six Graves' by Angela Marsons. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Angela Marsons, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 12th May 2022. This is the tenth book I have read by this author and it is the sixteenth book in the 'DI Kim Stone' series but can be read as a standalone. I have previously read the first 7 books in the 'DI Kim Stone' plus the fourteenth and fifteenth book which I loved and would recommend. Sadly I haven't had time to read from the 8th book until the fourteenth but will definitely be making time to as I LOVE KIM STONE!!! I was originally drawn to this book by its eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis and title. The synopsis stated 'Fans of Karin Slaughter, Mark Billingham and Robert Dugoni will love Six Graves.' I am a fan of all three of these authors especially Karin Slaughter so am looking forward to see if it lives up to this statement. I am also a MASSIVE fan of Angela Marsons and the Ki
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