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Time of Death (Tom Thorne Novels)

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Concerned to provide Helen with all the support she needs, Tom does his best to keep himself occupied while Helen sits with Linda and her two teenage children and that means poking his nose in where it’s not wanted. I am from Warwickshire, living probably about 25 miles away from where the book is set, and I was able to guess the locations quite easily.

Her support is much needed as the evidence piles up quickly, one of the girls turns up dead, and Stephen Bates is arrested for the crimes. While he has no authority or connection to the case he begins to question the way the investigation is going and starts to pursue avenues of his own. There's nothing terribly original in the storyline, and it's pretty slow in places with a good deal of repetition.Now the unspoken rule with crime books is that the author can't just pluck the guilty party out of thin air at the end of the book, the reader must have met the guilty party during the narrative, and using this logic I figured I sussed it all out by the mid-way point. Performing alongside Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville, Doug Johnstone and Luca Veste, this band of frustrated rockers murders songs for fun at literary festivals worldwide.

She insists on going to the aid of her friend while Tom is left twiddling his thumbs - but not for long. As you read chapter after chapter you will keep asking your self again and again who do you believe. The books here are primarily of the Historical Fiction or Science Fiction bent with some Thrillers and Crime thrown in - but there are happy exceptions.I am slowly working my way through the excellent Tom Thorne series of books written by Mark Billingham, I have yet to read a bad book in this series, they are certainly some of the best the crime genre has to offer. There is still an extremely clever and killer on the loose and a missing girl who Thorne believes might still be alive. This entry was posted in Crime, Review and tagged Crime on October 14, 2015 by Kate (For Winter Nights). Forty-three-year-old Stephen Bates a local man is questioned in connection with the abduction of Poppy Johnson and the disappearance of Jessica Toms.

Thorne has some baggage from past cases, but is a functional detective, well able to handle the pressures of the job, and oh joy! I have read many of Mark Billingham books, he such a genius at ramping up the tension right until the very end. As ever a pleasure to spend time in Thorne's company - the whole series definitely comes highly recommended from me.

Though the plot was reasonably interesting, and the writing witty and entertaining, it all seemed a bit unrealistic an idea. Le roman s'intéresse un peu plus au personnage de Helen, à son passé - et on tombe, sinon dans le cliché, du moins dans le déjà vu maintes fois. While the story and denouement were worth the read, it was this ensemble of characters that kept me reading.

When one of the missing girls turns up dead, the police believe they have their killer and all of the evidence seems to suggest so, but Tom Thorne is not so sure and his suspicions soon put him at odds with the local police force while he heads towards a showdown with a ruthless, and bat-shit crazy killer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller, and Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne. Tom tags along and unofficially begins to investigate to the distinct displeasure of the man in charge of the case. Linda and her children are put through hell on earth and it’s this which takes the novel into more unusual territory. Like The Bones Beneath, which was something of a departure from the standard London setting of the novels, Time of Death also uproots Thorne to a different location and presents him in a somewhat unfamiliar situation.Helen and Tom are on a much-needed vacation when Helen recognizes an old school chum on TV - the wife of a man just taken into custody for the kidnapping of 2 young girls.

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