The Murder Book

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What to expect

Tom Thorne has it all.

In Nicola Tanner and Phil Hendricks, Thorne has good friends by his side. He finally has a love life worth a damn and is happy in the job to which he has devoted his life…

He has everything to lose.

Hunting the woman responsible for a series of grisly murders, Thorne has no way of knowing that he will be plunged into a nightmare from which he may never wake.

And he’ll do anything to keep it.

Finally, Thorne’s past has caught up with him and a ruinous secret is about to be revealed. If he wants to save himself and his friends, he must do the unthinkable.


PRAISE FOR MARK BILLINGHAM

‘Mark Billingham is a master of psychology’
Ian Rankin

‘Fast-paced and twisting’
Paula Hawkins

At the very least it should reach the shortlist of this year’s Booker prize’
The Times

Critics Review

  • A gripping, grisly read . . . Mark Billingham is a terrific crime writer

    Anthony Horowitz
  • The sense of mounting dread would be unbearable were it not for Billingham’s black humour that somehow highlights rather than undermines his sensitive depiction of the consequences of crime. The Murder Book [is] a brilliant thriller by a writer at the top of his game

    The Times

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