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Summary

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 on 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 realizes 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.

©2022 Six Graves (P)2022 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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brilliant as always

I love this book, such a range of emotions! I was screaming no no no in my head at the beginning!

I also love Jan Cramer's narrative as always. she brings out the best in Kim Stone, and her blaise drawl just washes over with comfort.

please, we need more Kim Stone!!

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roller coaster

absolutely brilliant! A roller coaster of emotions!!would highly reccomend to anyone. i didnt want to put it down

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Absolutely brilliant!

Angela Marsons + Jan Cramer + Kim Stone = the perfect trio. This is book 16 in the series and somehow Angela keeps every new book nailbitingly interesting, suspenseful and fresh. I am a die hard fan of the Kim Stone series and Book 16 is my definite favourite - most likely only until the next book is released 😁.

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outstanding!!

Angela Marsden knocks it out of the park again!!! complex, but easy to follow story, which includes every emotion, awesome!!!!

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absolutely awesome

Angela Marsons has done it again. Kim Stone was as brilliant as usual. Cracking book

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Another amazing gripping book

What can I say? These books have me gripped from the first word to the last. I must admit, I half expected the twist, however it still made me hold my breath. Well written. Well delivered. Just amazing. I can’t wait for more.

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One of the best yet.

Real twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. One of the psychopaths she put in jail is on the run and coming for her. Loved the relationship with her and Leanne assigned to keep her safe, which as you know us not an easy task. Loved the dry wit. Keep em coming Angela !

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Incredible!

This book series is by far the best ones I’ve ever read,Angela Marsons is an incredible writer, and Jan Cramer narrates it to perfection.
You just don’t want it to end. I took my time with this book, really wanted to savour it, I love listening to all the details in the writing.
It’s defiantly worth the wait. I really hope there’s lots and lots more books in this series!



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Six graves

Another Kim stone that i could not put down.absolutely brilliant kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. can’t wait for the next one

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Absolutely brilliant Cannot wait

Once again a brilliant story all the twists and turns I love the Journey the writer takes us on .I look forward so much for these books I like the narrator as well I hope there is another book thank you so Much love it

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  • Jen VG
  • 15-05-22

Solid series

Ive listened to over 1100 Audible books and I wait for each new edition to this series. I feel like I know the characters- wether that is good writing or good narrating … maybe both. Love love love.

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  • Lynch
  • 30-05-22

I might be done with Kim Stone now...

For the most part I have enjoyed this series but on more than one occasion I have been extremely irritated with the main character as time and again she puts herself into insanely stupid and dangerous situations. This time, I really did want her to die. In addition the case Kim and her team were working on was contrived and basically just a vehicle to get the reader to the last 40 minutes of the book.

Jan Cramer was great as usual but even her wonderful narration could not save this one.

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  • Johanna Wan
  • 22-05-22

Couldn’t finish it

Stone is just unbelievable dense and stubborn in this story. Quite irritating. Wanted to finish it, to found out what happened, but couldn’t stand it any longer.

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  • Annie
  • 23-06-22

OMG

Angela Marsons, you have done it again!!!!!! Absolutely bloody brilliant book and brilliant series! Do yourselves a favour and listen to them all!!!!

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  • Laura S
  • 16-06-22

I didn’t want it to end

It was so good but I didn’t want it to end 😢

What’s next Angela Marsons?

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  • Louie
  • 12-06-22

Best in series

Loved it. Best one yet. Leaves me with challenge to MS . Marsons . Can you top this??

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  • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)
  • 08-06-22

Prepare to stay on pins and needles to the end!

the setup…
Detective Inspector (DI) Kim Stone is in the middle of a training exercise with her team when she’s suddenly whisked away by armed police officers to meet with her boss DCI Woodward. Symes, the most sadistic and evil man Kim’s ever put away, has escaped from prison and everyone knows she’s his target. Unfortunately, that means she’s forced to accept protection she loathes and her team won’t be assigned to recapture him. Meanwhile, she and her team are called to the scene of what appears to be the murder suicide of the Daynes family, the parents and two teens. But as they probe deeper, Kim and DS Bryant begin to realize that appearances can be deceiving.

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I agree, Symes is the worst fictional villain I’ve ever encountered and I hate that he had to resurface, even though I knew it was inevitable. The prologue was just awful, emotionally that is, because it set up the story brilliantly. I won’t say anymore than it far surpassed my fears and sense of foreboding.

The Daynes case was an interesting one as at first it seemed the mother, Helen, had killed her family and then herself. It took some time to call that into question and figure things out but the exploration into the family revealed some themes that hit close to home for Kim. Yes, I’ll be a bit smug about having correctly figured out the truth but was brought down a bit by the shocking motive I didn’t see coming until it was close to being revealed.

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This story was an emotional overload, taxing my nervous system. I struggled to hang in there with the ending only because I lacked courage. Of course, I listened to the book and the narrator did a lot to contribute to the tension and suspense, which really is a good thing despite my being a baby about it. The ending was extraordinary and all I can ask is when are we getting the next book??? Ms. Marsons, you can’t leave me here for long!

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  • Sasha Diane
  • 08-06-22

Never disappointed! Love Kim Stone!

This one had me fooled until the end! The narration is superb! Love evert character on Kim's team!

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  • Sharon_M
  • 03-06-22

A great series

Everything Books in this séries has me guessing while I am sitting on the edge of my seat. I am a major Kim Stone fan. I can’t wait for the next book.

I am a big fan of Jan Cramer as the narrator. Her performance adds so much color to the story.

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  • Angelika
  • 29-05-22

Back at it

Love Kim Stone series but have to admit was disappointed with last book. Gald to say this one was awesome. 2 intersesting plot lines. Stubborn Stone. Catchy ending. Cant wait for next one.

Glad we left the psycho psychologist out of this one.