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Love like blood

Love like blood

Billingham, Mark, author

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. 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. 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

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Crime.
Published London: Sphere, 2018
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Mark Billingham
ISBN: 0751566926, 9780751566925
Note: Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2017.
Physical Description: 544 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: The DI Tom Thorne series
Subject: Thorne, Tom (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Police England London Fiction.
Series Title: DI Tom Thorne series.

Author note

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 new series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death will be broadcast on BBC1 in 2017. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.

Reviews

His [Billingham's] storylines of murders that go unseen or unrecognised are chilling and moving, and Tom Thorne is on terrific form
The Times||Groundbreaking ... a gripping, unsensational take on a type of crime that is happening more frequently than many of us realise
Sunday Times||[A] sensitive topic delicately handled, with a perfectly executed and thoroughly unnerving twist at the end
The Guardian||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||Brilliant and unbearable
Independent||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||Shocking and topical, the 14th book in the Thorne series is an engaging thriller from one of Britain's best crime writers
Daily Express||Brave, topical, important and as uncomfortable to read as it is impossible not to
Heat||Want something to get the heart racing as you laze by the pool?...A thrilling read not for the faint-hearted
Sun||This is a searing story, excitingly told with several unexpected twists in the tale
Irish Independent||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
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