The Killing Habit (Hardback)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: 432
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
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 *
The author's rage, combined with his skill as a crime writer, makes this a gripping and genuinely tragic story * Literary Review *
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 *
Shocking and topical, the 14th book in the Thorne series is an engaging thriller from one of Britain's best crime writers * Daily Express *
Brilliant and unbearable * Independent *
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 *
Entertaining, thought provoking and current * West Australian *
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 * The People *
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