Good As Dead - Tom Thorne Novels (Hardback)Mark Billingham (author)
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Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman.
The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody. By holding a police officer at gunpoint, he will force the one man who knows more about the case than any other to re-investigate his son's death. That man is DI Tom Thorne.
While Helen fights to stay alive and the body-count rises,Thorne must race against time if he is to bring a killer to justice and save a young mother's life.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 648 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 34 mm
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As an avid fan of the Tom Thorne series I was dissatisfied with this latest installment. Slow moving and un-eventful. Each chapter I was awaiting that usual fast paced action to arrive but un-fortunately not on this... More
“As good as ever!”
Billingham ticks all the boxes in this outing for Thorne and Co. I liked that he married-up events from his stand-alone novel (In the Dark) and incorporated them into this excellent stand-off/hostage story.
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One of my best reads. To me, this book has lightened up the Tom Thorne Series. But it did lack that fast-paced touch. However, I rate it 5 because of it's storyline and easy & very detailed read.
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