The second book in the DI Tom Thorne series, Scaredy Cat is the one that got me hooked. The irascible Thorne is compelling to "watch" as he leads his team to try and solve a grisly set of murders, whatever it takes. A young mother is murdered in front of her son and another young woman follows soon after. We start to see the bond between Thorne and his colleagues - Sergeant Dave Holland and his long time friend pathologist Dave Hendricks - and you can't help but want for more. He's a good cop in his reckless way, and Billingham plays it well in terms of presenting the good, the bag and the ugly of Thorne. A master of suspense, Billingham has my attention and I'm dying to read more.
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|