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Tom Thorne is on holiday with his girlfriend, DS Helen Weeks, when two girls are abducted in Helen's hometown. When a body is discovered and a man is arrested, Helen recognizes the suspect's wife as an old school friend and returns home for the first time in 25 years to lend her support. As his partner faces up to a past she has tried desperately to forget and a media storm engulfs the town, Thorne becomes convinced that despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, the police have got the wrong man. There is still an extremely clever killer on the loose and a missing girl who Thorne believes might still be alive.

©2015 Mark Billingham (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Morse, Rebus, and now Thorne. The next superstar detective is already with us - don't miss him." (Lee Child)
"Billingham is one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today." (Gillian Flynn)
"Billingham is a world-class crime writer and Tom Thorne is a wonderful creation. Rush to read these books." (Karin Slaughter)

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Riveting

The descriptions of the victim's anguish were so real they were chilling and a bit unnerving. ..the complex relationships were interesting and the banter very entertaining. ..the author narration was special and really brought the characters to life...a movie in the mind

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Mediocre English crime and cop story

Nothing of note in this book. Not a page-turner ..the author has narrated well, and is easy to listen to.