by Mark Billingham
Recommended and lent to me by Pay Ranson, who has read several of the series of books featuring DI Tom Thorne.
This is an intelligent and well-written detective thriller, with a somewhat far-fetched but nevertheless engaging plot. One of the characters, Alison Willetts, has locked-in syndrome, and her ‘speech’ punctuates the story. (Her role in identifying the killer is also highly relevant.)
I was reading this at the time a new baby granddaughter arrived, and had to put the book down for 24 hours, so unwilling was I to read about murder and torture while revelling in a new life.
Never keen to read any genre, but especially thrillers, back to back, I will probably wait a while before reading another novel in this series.