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.
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After having read and enjoyed Silent Scream, I was really looking forward to start reading the second Kim Stone book... Evil Games.
I love Kim Stone. She's a strong, determined but damaged woman hiding behind an impermeable, hard facade. In this book we begin to see a slight softening in her armour.
In Evil Games, Kim meets her match. She locks horns with the most formidable adversary she could have against her... an equally intelligent but evil woman... a sociopath playing evil games.
The book starts with the arrest of a man who abuses his daughters. Then a rapist is found murdered in cold blood. Though the killer is apprehended, Kim has a niggling feeling that the case is not yet solved completely. She feels that a smarter mind is at play pushing people into doing horrific things. Or is she just imagining everything? Fearing her boss and colleagues will think she's damaged beyond repair, Kim decides to dig deep on her own.
When Kim finally comes face to face with her adversary, she finds herself in a game of cat and mouse... but in this game Kim is the mouse. She knows she has to stop this dangerous woman... whatever the cost.
Once again the author shows a great ability in creating deep, strong, realistic characters and engaging storylines. She did an absolutely terrific job in creating this charming, enigmatic, evil woman who has no conscience. The mind games played out by her are just mind-blowing (excuse the pun) and I have never encountered a similar character in all the books I've read.
This is another cracking addition to the series and I highly recommend it. Ms Marsons Well done! ... And hurry up with the third book!!