Stolen Ones: A totally jaw-dropping and addictive crime thriller

· Detective Kim Stone Book 15 · Bookouture
42 reviews

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Kim felt sickness sweep over her as she watched little Grace dust off her dirty hands. Blonde curls tumbled around her face. Then, Grace disappeared into the crowd. Kim wanted to pause the recording, run outside and grab her to stop what was about to happen.


One August afternoon, eight-year-old Grace Lennard skips into the garden of the childcare centre she attends and vanishes into thin air. Rushing to the scene of Grace’s disappearance, Detective Kim Stone finds a chilling piece of evidence: the engraved heart bracelet belonging to Melody Jones – the little girl who was taken from a playground exactly twenty-five years ago.


Hours before, Steven Harte had walked into Halesowen police station and confessed to having information that would lead Kim to Melody. And he told Kim she’d have a more urgent problem to deal with first. Now Kim must play Steven’s twisted game if she’s to find Grace alive.  


With only twenty-four hours to make every second of Steven’s interrogation count, and scan his behaviour for hidden clues, Kim and her team soon link Steven to the abduction of several vulnerable girls – two were kept for a year and then released, unharmed – but where are Melody and the others?


Then small bones are discovered in the grounds of a local park, and Kim fears the worst.


Kim may think she’s close to convicting a killer, but the case has got even more complex. A chilling figure from Kim’s past is about to reveal a shocking secret that will hit her where it hurts the most. Can Kim put aside her own demons, save Grace and the other missing girls before more innocent lives are lost?


An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave your heart in your mouth. You will be totally hooked on the utterly addictive, number one, multi-million-copy bestselling Detective Kim Stone series.


Read what everyone is saying about Stolen Ones:


OMG what a page turner. Heartbreaking, chilling and utterly compulsiveHooked from the first to the last page, constantly holding my breath… another explosive addition to this gripping and very addictive series.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


OMFGNail biting, thrilling, and riveting the author has pulled out all the stops…deliciously satisfying.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wowa cracker of a book… I just loved this… was hooked right from the start… there was everything I loved in this brilliant book... had me totally immersed.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Incredible. I knew I would be hooked but this exceeded my expectations… had me shaking my head and saying WTFAbsolutely loved every moment of this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow - what a brilliant page turner this had me hooked from the first chapter and kept me invested throughout… gripping.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Gripped me so deeplyI am 100% addicted… read within 24 hours. Kim Stone is my idol… Totally compelling, addictive.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


OMG where on earth am I meant to be able to start with this…This book was everything I wanted it to be and more.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Had me devouring this story long into the nightbrilliant… I was completely hooked… the best Kim Stone book I've read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I absolutely loved this… pulls you in straight away and doesn't let you go until the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Genius… utterly compellingwill have you gripped to the end… comes with the mother of all twists!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Loved loved loved it!… I could not put this down.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I’ve not spoken to my husband in 3 days as this was far more important. As always, this lived up to all expectations… It’s all there. And perfect. Clear your diary. Just sit and enjoy’. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Woo hoo!... superbbrilliantmandylovestoread, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

42 reviews
Kristina Anderson
November 10, 2021
Stolen Ones by Angela Marsons is the 15th A Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller. While you can read each book as a standalone, I recommend reading the series in order. It will allow you to understand the characters and what they have endured. I cannot believe this is the fifteenth tale. It seems like it was just last year that I discovered Silent Scream. Stolen Ones is different from the other novels in this series. In this case, the guilty party is known. He walks into the police station and asks to speak with Kim Stone. He claims to have information. We get to interact with the guilty party and discover the motive. It is about the psychology behind the person’s motives as well as analyzing body language, eye movements, etc. Kim and her team are also dealing with a missing little girl. To find her, Kim must play a sophisticated game of cat and mouse. Kim must modify her behavior if she is to find the missing girl and put the guilty party behind bars. Kim’s arch nemesis, Dr. Alex Thorne is bothering her once again despite being locked up behind bars. Alex has a plan, and she has spent time preparing it as well as obtaining what she needs to enact it. Alex has uncovered a secret that she knows Kim would like to learn. If Kim wants the information, she must do something for Alex in return. Stolen Ones is well written with developed, realistic characters. I have enjoyed getting to know Kim and her team. Kim is the focus of Stolen Ones. The team is present busily doing their work and we get small snippets of Barney as well. The author captures the setting of Halesowen. She provides good descriptions of the various areas without being overly detailed. I find the pace a little slower in the beginning with it picking up as the story progresses. The mystery was fascinating. I could feel Kim’s frustration in dealing with the bad guy. He will only speak with Kim, and he has done his research. Kim must alter her behavior and questioning style if she is to succeed. It depends on how many mysteries you have read on whether or not you see the plot twist coming. I wanted to let you know that there is a significant amount of foul language in the story. Stolen Ones is a compelling novel that will have you staying up late to see how it turns out. I am eager for the next Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller. Stolen Ones is a captivating crime novel with a missing moppet, a cold case, a wily wrongdoer, a true-blue team, a slippery psychiatrist, and a dedicated detective inspector.
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Kate Morgan
November 20, 2021
I've read all 15 of the books in this series. I can say that never have I enjoyed more than 3 books in a series before. Angela has a talent of making each book as exciting as the first. Characters never get dull, which I keep expecting. Kim is a character that you believe in, Bryant is the character that you chuckle at. If you want to experience a book that draws you in until you lose yourself in the story then read any of her books.
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Claudete Takahashi
December 7, 2021
Stolen Ones is another great story by Angela Marsons, it has a well-written plot, relatable situations, and characters, and it has so many twists and turns and possible culprits that the end is totally unexpected. He only wanted to admire beauty, even if it involved kidnapping little girls, she did not accept dividing him with others, her jealousy drove her to do unspeakable things. Detective Kim Stone, as always, is straight to the point and ruthless in the pursuit of justice, and she will do everything within her power to bring closure to the families. What started with the kidnapping of one single girl, ends up with a string of crimes uncovered and finally solved. Great entertainment! I downloaded a free copy of this book through NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
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