My review of Time of Death by Mark Billingham

This is the first book that I have read by this author. I have been meaning to pick up one of his books for a while and this one really caught my eye. I enjoyed that my home town of Nuneaton was mentioned and I knew exactly where the book was set.  In this installment of the Tom Thorne series, Tom is on holiday with his girlfriend DS Helen Weeks, when two girls are abducted in Helen’s home town – Polesford. When a body is discovered and a man is arrested, Helen recognises the suspect’s wife as an old school-friend and returns home for the first time in twenty-five years to lend her support. As his partner faces up to a past she has tried desperately to forget and a media storm engulfs the town, Thorne becomes convinced that, despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, the police have got the wrong man. There is still an extremely clever and killer on the loose and a missing girl who Thorne believes might still be alive.  The book flows very well, the characters are great and I didn’t guess who was responsible until the author confirmed it in the book!  I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and have already downloaded the next in the series as an audio book. This book is published on 2nd June 2015.  4 stars from me.

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