• Six Graves

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 16
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (323 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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Kim Stone Rocks

I have absolutely loved listening to these books! I enjoy hearing and laughing at the comments and comebacks she has with Bryant and Woodward! I love that she looks danger in the eye and says F*** You!! This one had me at the end.

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another excellent book

unexpected twists great narration full complex characters. I very highly recommend this whole series

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Kim stone series

The best series ever. When I thought Kim had been killed off I was devastated. Good to know she lives. I have listened to the entire series and wait anxiously for the next book.

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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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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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Best in series

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

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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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  • Gemma Holmes
  • 05-17-22

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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  • marguerite healy
  • 05-16-22

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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  • Janine Whittock
  • 05-15-22

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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  • Mell
  • 05-13-22

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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  • Vik K-T
  • 08-07-22

Just gets better!

I can’t wait for the next Kim Stone. The series is just getting better and better. Criticisms of Jan Cramer as narrator seem wholly unfair to me. As narrator she has brought the characters to life for me and listening to Kim Stone as voiced by anyone else would not sit right for me now. The last few books have been the best by far even though I enjoyed the first few.

Kim Stone is a great character: flawed but full of integrity and totally believable. The depth in the characters now creates humour throughout. I will be listening to everyone of them again.

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  • It's a good game
  • 07-09-22

Best of the series

Angela Matson's has done it again except that this is probably her best book. There was enough suspense and I really didn't know what to expect in the end. I listened to this in 2 days because I just couldn't put it down....Outstanding.

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  • Paula C.
  • 07-04-22

Unmissable Read

I’ve loved the Kim Stone series from the get go. This book has you gripped from beginning to end. Brilliant writing and Jan Cramer narrates perfectly. Keep them coming - can’t wait for the next one.

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  • clarebear
  • 06-29-22

unexpected twist in storylines

as always I loved Angela's Kim stone series. couldn't stop listening. love Marsons writing. I'm addicted.❤️❤️

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  • Rachel Molloy
  • 06-24-22

absolutely awesome

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

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  • pickles08
  • 06-15-22

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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  • Amanda
  • 07-20-22

Awful Narration

The story was great, however this was the worst narration I have heard. This was my first exposure to the Kim Stone series and the narrator made the main character sound dreadful and very unlikable. Her rushed approach and arrogant portrayal of Kim made me not care about her.
I was so intrigued with the story, I just had to know what happened so I persevered - begrudgingly.

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  • Rymkervic
  • 06-09-22

Fast Pace

The only author whos books l listen to instead of watching TV. This is a little more fast paced than the last couple, l had no idea who 'done it' so reader kept in the dark.

Its weird, when reading this authors books you go thought them like a hot knife through butter and listening to the stories seem to go faster too - no idea why really. Liked this one, and wish l had another to pick up. Totally recommend the series.

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  • Jeanette NORMAN
  • 06-06-22

Angela Marsons missed her opportunity 100%

It was the absolutely the best story line to kill of Kim Stone at her bolshie best. Fearless fierce morally straight down the middle Kim had come to some point of peace within herself and the author went for the money in continuing the series - what a disappointment. Ann Holt did the same with one of her obnoxious Detectives too never bothered with her since either.
For Kim Stone is dead so is Angela Marson.

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  • Philippa Denby
  • 05-20-22

Another great story and performance

Always over too soon but it’s like catching up with old friends while listening to the plot unfold with all its twists and turns. Throughly enjoyed and eagerly await the next one!