While the technical experts attempt to trace the sender, Thorne searches the bulletins for a reported death that matches the photograph. Then another picture arrives. Another dead man... It is the identities of the murdered men that give Thorne his first clue, a link to a dangerous killer he'd put away years before.
Now Tom Thorne must face one of the toughest challenges of his career, knowing that there is no killer more dangerous than one who has nothing left to lose.
©2007 Mark Billingham; (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd
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"My first Mark Billingham - really good!"
Downloaded this book after watching the Thorne episodes on Sky, and didn't regret it. Am now going to work through the Thorne back catalogue. Great mix of thriller, police detection, and character development, making one want to learn more about the key players, but at the same time wanting to get the plot moving. Extremely well read with great characterisations from Paul Thornley (has to be my favouraite narrator). My only regret is not having spent more time studying the copyright dates so that I listened to the books in chronological order. Highly recommended
"As always totally amazing"
Narrator is brilliant and the storyline as always drew me in
Tom Thorne because he doesnt follow all the rules ... closely followed by Phil Hendry
he always narrates excellently
keep up the good work Mark Billingham, excellent.
"Far too much bad language"
I am in two minds about this one, firstly, I really got so sick of the f*** and the c*** words, they didn't add anything to the story and were boring and verging on offensive.
I wasn't overly impressed by the narrator, his basic voice was irritating, and his accents very strange - the Asian detective had a very caribbean lilt to it.
The overall story had merit and I wanted to stay the course and find out what it was all about.
One thing I really found disconcerting was that the person 'speaking' in the story changed from one to another without a pause for breathe or a different setting, so my thought process was - 'Oh, that's odd, I wonder why ....... Oh, it's moved on to another character!' This was probably down to the narrator, but it made for confusing listening.
I won't bother with another by Mark Billingham, nor will I attempt another read by Paul Thornley.
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