Synopsis: When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide – a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents.
As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.
With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable - whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr Alex Thorne – the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim.
Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost – and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price.
Kat's Rating: 4/5
Kat's Review: With me having slowed right down on my reading it means that I get seriously behind especially with series and one of which I love has been the Kim Stone series by Angie Marsons. The weirdest thing happened this time around which was that I picked this book up and read the first two chapter sand then I didn't pick it up again for another couple of months. With the release of book 9 now upon us I figured it was time to start again. It took me not time at all to catch up with the gang which consists of Kim Stone, Bryant, Stacey and Dawson.
They get called to a school where a child has commit suicide but as soon as they get there they realise this was no suicide. When they start to investigate they start to unravel a rather disturbing set of events surrounding secret clubs and societies. Before long the whole team are involved in some level of this very twisted and disturbing plot. Once I was past the first few chapters I was reminded of why I fell in love with this author and rarely put the book down.
The ending was full of tension and to be fair when I had read the final few chapters I admit I was a little shaken. However this book just reminded me how much I love the authors writing and I suddenly realised with a thrill, that being behind has its advantages. I can now move straight onto book 9 (how did that happen) which I intend to do immediately! An absolutely brilliant book although for some strange reason a little slower than maybe some of her others. A series I would hugely recommend.