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Publisher's Summary

The Crime: The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is a young mother, Detective Helen Weeks. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues - detective Tom Thorne.

The Demand: Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate.

The Twist: What Thorne discovers will upend everything he thought he knew about the fate of those he's put away... but will it be enough to fulfill the wishes of a grieving and potentially violent father?

©2012 Mark Billingham (P)2012 Hachette

Critic Reviews

"Ingeniously constructed... this great novel should put Billingham in the same league as Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, John Harvey and Denise Mina. A breakthrough novel." ( Kirkus)
"Tom Thorne is the new superstar detective.... Mark Billingham is the new-wave leader of crime fiction." (Lee Child )

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  • Joseph
  • Norwell, MA, United States
  • 06-30-15

Thorne worth reading

DI Thorne is not an unusual character for British crime fiction but he is enjoyable. I got caught up with the BBC televised mini series and then latched onto the books. Both are time well spent.

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  • GerBear
  • Trout Lake, Ontario
  • 06-07-15

Great Read

Enjoyed the continuing story of DI Tom Thorne. Too much time has past since the last Thorne novel. I hope a the next novel doesn't leap ahead too much.

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Fair, worth the credit

I really enjoyed the story and as with most of this genre (My favorite type of audible books) it was only slightly predictable. I did not agree with the one star rating. It is as good and as bad as most others in genre, escape listening with no lingering impression.