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Love Like Blood

by Mark Billingham

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels Series

Love Like Blood Synopsis

From number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a masterful, intense crime novel that pits DI Tom Thorne against an evil beyond comprehension, yet shockingly real. 'Groundbreaking and gripping' Sunday Times A BLOODY MESSAGE As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful. A POWERFUL ALLY Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.

Love Like Blood Press Reviews

Love Like Blood has a rich seam of biting wit, impeccable plotting and realistic police detail. The result is an intelligent and hugely entertaining thriller that treats its subject with sensitivity. It includes gasp-inducing moments of drama and some ingenious twists * The People * This is a searing story, excitingly told with several unexpected twists in the tale * Irish Independent * A book that will leave you shaking with rage long after the thrill of the chase has faded. * Chris Brookmyre * Mark Billingham has always defied the usual, and his new novel is no exception . . . the plot is red hot * Globe and Mail * Want something to get the heart racing as you laze by the pool?...A thrilling read not for the faint-hearted * Sun * Brave, topical, important and as uncomfortable to read as it is impossible not to * Heat * Shocking and topical, the 14th book in the Thorne series is an engaging thriller from one of Britain's best crime writers * Daily Express * The author's rage, combined with his skill as a crime writer, makes this a gripping and genuinely tragic story * Literary Review * Entertaining, thought provoking and current * West Australian * Brilliant and unbearable * Independent * Irascible, irritating and indefatigable...Billingham's passionate depiction of the injustice and brutality that flow from these killings spills from every page, making this one of his most powerful crime novels, written with a fury that does both him and Thorne justice * Daily Mail * [A] sensitive topic delicately handled, with a perfectly executed and thoroughly unnerving twist at the end * The Guardian * Groundbreaking ... a gripping, unsensational take on a type of crime that is happening more frequently than many of us realise * Sunday Times * His [Billingham's] storylines of murders that go unseen or unrecognised are chilling and moving, and Tom Thorne is on terrific form * The Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751566888
Publication date: 30th May 2017
Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death was broadcast on BBC1. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.

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