DI Tom Thorne is back... It seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered... show more
DI Tom Thorne is back...
It seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary.
Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered fifteen years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met, and ended with seven women dead.
When more bodies and more fragments of X-ray are discovered, Thorne has a macabre jigsaw to piece together until the horrifying picture finally emerges. A killer is targeting the children of Raymond Garvey's victims.
Thorne must move quickly to protect those still on the murderer's list, but nothing and nobody are what they seem. Not when Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted...
A chilling, relentlessly paced thriller, Bloodline is the most gripping Tom Thorne novel yet.
Publish date: 2009
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
Series: Tom Thorne (#8)
I enjoyed this. I like the development of Thorne's relationship with Louise.
I cannot believe that here I am, starting another engrossing mystery-slash-police-procedural series, with a pile of precursors to read up on. o.O But now that I’ve had a taste of Mark Billingham’s writing, I don’t know that I can not pick them up…Bloodline starts with a prologue that leaves you hang...
A gripping story, with the attention on the career and personal lives of the characters perfectly balanced to make a great all round read. The story was brilliant, your curiosity sparked by the opening few pages, wanting to know the events leading up to it. Well paced and yet another favourite!