“Ingeniously constructed…this great novel should put Billingham in the same league as Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, John Harvey and Denise Mina. A breakthrough novel.”–Kirkus (starred review)
The Crime The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is young mother, Detective Helen Weeks. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues – detective Tom Thorne.
The Demand Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate.
The Twist What Thorne discovers will upend everything he thought he knew about the fate of those he’s put away…but will it be enough to fulfill the wishes of a grieving and potentially violent father?
“A tightly plotted and suspenseful thriller sure to please fans of the genre.”–Library Journal
Praise for Mark Billingham:
“One of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today.” — Gillian Flynn
“With each of his books, Mark Billingham gets better and better. These are stories and characters you don’t want to leave.” — Michael Connelly
“Tom Thorne is the new superstar detective…Mark Billingham is the new-wave leader of crime fiction.” — Lee Child