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The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham

The Bones Beneath

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels Series
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Billingham's brooding London cop Tom Thorne makes a welcome return. A terrible psychopath whose path he had once crossed to his peril and narrowly managed to incarcerate is promising to reveal the location of a body buried a quarter of a century ago. However, this involves the two of them travelling to a remote Welsh island and Thorne knows all too well that he will have to face bad weather and the criminal's machinations and the job will prove anything but easy. New bodies are soon littering the landscape and Thorne's task grows ever more perilous and he is confronted by a terrible decision to take. A fascinating, troubled character (once played on TV by David Morrissey). Thorne is both familiar and unpredictable and this latest case is unlike any of his previous capital-based dark adventures. Unmissable.

If you like Mark Billingham you might also like to read books by Linwood Barclay, Stephen Leather and Michael Connelly.

Who is Maxim Jakubowski

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Detective Tom Thorne is forced to accompany a criminal, Stuart Nicklin, the most lethal killer he has ever arrested, to a secluded island cut off from the mainland. But the murderer has a clever and lethal agenda that will mean more people are to die, and Thorne is obliged to move into dark areas that he has rarely tackled before. Billingham’s tough copper is not freighted with anti-social traits, but we become involved with him through the understated truthfulness of Billingham’s treatment.
~ The Good Book Guide

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The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham

The Deal Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried twenty-five years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him. The Danger Unable to refuse, Thorne gathers a team and travels to a remote Welsh island, at the mercy of the weather and cut off from the mainland. Thorne is determined to get the job done and return home before Nicklin can outwit them. The Deaths But Nicklin knows this island well and has had time to plan ahead. Soon, new bodies are added to the old, and Thorne finds himself facing the toughest decision he has ever had to make...Tom Thorne returns in this utterly gripping, brilliantly plotted thriller. The Bones Beneath is Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.


'Brilliantly evoking the spooky island atmosphere, the tension of this macabre thriller is lightened by humour and believable characters' Sunday Mirror

'An atmospheric, gripping story with a superb ending' Sunday Express

'Strong plotting and an all-too-plausible villain reveal just how good Billingham is, and confirm Thorne as a memorable, flawed hero' Daily Mail

About the Author

Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham has been awarded the 2003 Sherlock Award as the creator of the Best Detective created by a British writer and has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier prize for best novel of the year. He lives in North London with his family.

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Maxim Jakubowski's view on DI TOM THORNE...

A dogged London cop whose beat somehow invariably crosses into the dark side and confronts evil at its cleverest.DEATH MESSAGE is the 7th in the series, and BLOOD LINE appears in August 2009.

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12th March 2015


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


480 pages


Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery



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