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Publisher's Summary

She says she's an ordinary mother. He knows a liar when he sees one.  

Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling. 

Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women.  

A man who is about to change Sarah's life. 

From number one, five-million-copy best seller Mark Billingham comes a breathless new thriller starring Thorne and Tanner that listeners will devour.   

©2019 Mark Billingham Ltd. (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Hugely intelligent and authentic." (Belinda Bauer, author of Snap)  

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Boring

I had to return this book, I found the story very boring and just couldn’t get into it. It is unusual for me not to get to the end of a book!

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Failed to Ignite

I was a little dissapointed with the overall experience. The story was very average and trundled along but never really got going. The narration was ok but because of the accent I couldn't help thinking I was listening to an episode of Thomas the tank engine.

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enjoyed the storyline but was disappointed the ending seemed to finish too abruptly. Narrator good.

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  • TrudyW
  • 26-05-2019

Excellent

Mark Billingham writes and tells an intriguing story. His narration is perfect. I liked the fact that it is not necessary for him to create different voices in order to bring the characters to life. The book held my interest throughout. I was sorry it ended and can’t wait for the next book in the Thorne series.

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  • lorna m kennedy
  • 01-06-2019

Great story

Mark billingham excellent as always, the characters seem so real and of course the narration was great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-2019

Brilliant, of course!

Loved it. Love Mark Billingham. I really enjoyed this story. Enjoyed the twists and turns and slightly unexpected outcomes!

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  • Michelle Farmer
  • 15-06-2020

pure brillance

couldn't put it down one of the best tom thorne books. thrilling and brilliantly written.

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  • Patricia Smith
  • 20-05-2020

Very disappointing

I used to love Mark Billingham books but this shall be the last one I read.Tom Thorne has turned into a childish,unprofessional,depressive.His manner is course and negative and doesn’t allow the listener to feel any connection to him.The author is also a poor narrator who doesn’t put the right emotions into the story and comes across as moaning and boring.The only reason I stuck it out to the end was to find out how the protagonist was caught.

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  • Ford
  • 01-02-2020

Story OK, ruined by narration

Struggled to get Passed the second chapter, the narrater sounds like a bouncy early morning radio Broadcaster. That and the fact it's written in present meant I couldn't go on.

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  • ann gayford
  • 06-08-2019

drawn out

found it unrealistic and frankly boring. half way through i gave up and just read the last chapter which I also found boring. not his best

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  • Liz Davenport
  • 25-05-2019

Don't give up the day job Mr Billingham.

You're writing deserves a more accomplished reader. The plot is strong and the relationship between the 3 main characters is as entertsining as ever.

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  • Sarah T
  • 13-11-2020

I wanted to love it.

The performance was a distraction. I found myself irritated by the way the female voice was portrayed as light and gentle, almost apologetic and subservient, yet this isn't the impression her character gives off at all. Throne was portrayed dark and brooding but the writing left me feeling like there was lots to learn about all the characters but I wasn't given any time with them. I had hoped I'd listen to more of these books but I think this will be my first and last. It's the kind of book I'd find on the bookshelf of a holiday cottage - short chapters, nothing too complicated to think about, begining, middle, end and very stereotypical characters.

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  • Michelle Mulligan
  • 17-09-2020

Another belter!

Thoroughly enjoyed, as i have all the Mark Billingham books so far, love the author narrating his work

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