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Their Little Secret

by Mark Billingham

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels Series

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Their Little Secret

With a fascinating premise this tight, gripping crime novel is a seriously worthwhile read. Continuing the Tom Thorne series (now 16 books in), I would suggest if you haven’t yet joined you could step straight into this, but I think it’s best to start at the beginning. Always great to find a fabulous series isn’t it! Sarah wants more than normality, she wants thrills, meanwhile DI Tom Thorne has a niggle of doubt over a woman’s apparent suicide and starts to investigate the reasons behind it. My attention was snared from the get-go. The policing side feels authentic, I didn’t hesitate, didn’t doubt, just read and completely trusted the storyline. Mark Billingham allows us access to the opposite side of the policing tale, to thoughts and feelings that sent conflicting thoughts scudding through me. Compassion warred with flinching, biting emotions as the truth started to reveal itself. I savoured the feeling of being slightly ahead of the game, of having access to more information as I watched Tom and Nicola struggling to stitch everything together. Their Little Secret is a captivating and compelling read, prepare yourself for some eye-popping moments!

Liz Robinson

Their Little Secret Synopsis

The sixteenth book in the Tom Thorne series, from bestselling author Mark Billingham.

She says she's an ordinary mother.

He knows a liar when he sees one.

Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling.

Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women.

A man who is about to change Sarah's life.

From number one, five-million-copy bestseller Mark Billingham comes a breathless new thriller starring Thorne and Tanner that readers will devour.

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Their Little Secret Press Reviews

This is a fantastic thriller, combining a gripping plot and lead characters of remarkable depth. A series to savor . . . it's impossible to put down Their Little Secret - Booklist

An object lesson in how to take an established series into shockingly deep waters without losing the thread that keeps the franchise going - Kirkus

The twisted plot unfolds gradually, with a maximum of suspense. Billingham never strains credulity in this thoughtful page-turner - Publishers Weekly

You'll read over several days, but for which you give up sleep because you have to know what happens . . . It's a highly-recommended, brilliant book - The Book Bag

Is there a more peerless crime writer at work today than Mark Billingham? There are few writers whose work I enjoy more - Crime Time

His exploration of relationships makes this novel much more interesting than an ordinary straightforward police procedural - Literary Review

Reliably ace - Heat

Billingham scores even higher in his continuing brilliance in portraying Thorne the person -- Marcel Berlins - The Times

I guarantee you won't see the ending coming. The Thorne books just keep getting better. Billingham is a superb crime writer with a sharp eye for detail and Thorne is one of the most interesting detectives in contemporary crime fiction -- Jake Kerridge - Daily Express

Mark Billingham is one of the greatest writers in this, or any other genre - Steve Cavanagh

Hugely intelligent and authentic - Belinda Bauer, author of Snap

One of the most compelling figures in contemporary crime fiction . . . Beautifully constructed and written, it pulses with the humanity that is Billingham's - and Thorne's - trademark - Daily Mail

You think Billingham can't get better, and then along comes Their Little Secret, a twisted, and twisty psychological thriller, rich with character, insight and procedural detail. He is at the top of his game - Linwood Barclay

Mark Billingham is a damn fine storyteller whose thrilling books always satisfy. With a propulsive plot that is as gripping as it is unnerving, you will not be able to put this book down. Their Little Secret is an unforgettable ride - Karin Slaughter

Their Little Secret is a cracking read! It features one of the most twisted relationships I've ever read. I couldn't put it down! - Shari Lapena

'Hugely intelligent and authentic' BELINDA BAUER, AUTHOR OF SNAP

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780751567007
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751566994
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Ebook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751567007
Publication date: 9th January 2020
Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About 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.Photograph © Charlie Hopkinson 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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