The Killing Habit - Tom Thorne Novels (Paperback)Mark Billingham (author)
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From multi-million-copy number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a twisting, unbearably gripping DI Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner thriller inspired by a dramatic real-life case
How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill?
We all know the signs. Cruelty, lack of empathy, the killing of animals. Now, pets on suburban London streets are being stalked by a shadow, and it could just be the start.
DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of such offenders all too well, so when he is tasked with catching a notorious killer of domestic cats, he sees the chance to stop a series of homicides before they happen.
Others are less convinced, so once more, Thorne relies on DI Nicola Tanner to help him solve the case, before the culprit starts hunting people. It's a journey that brings them face to face with a killer who will tear their lives apart.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 44 mm
'One of the great series of British crime fiction' - The Times
'A new Mark Billingham is always a treat and The Killing Habit hurls the reader straight into the action. Thoroughly enjoyable for being so very real.' - Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown
'Mark Billingham on superb form. A finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore and an ending that will chill your soul.' - Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
'An unconventional literary superstar' - The Mail on Sunday
'As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter' - The Financial Times
'Thorne is a terrific invention' - The Irish Independent
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