Time of Death (Tom Thorne Novels)

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Time of Death (Tom Thorne Novels)

Time of Death (Tom Thorne Novels)

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For the first part of the read the couple are more observing than detecting so it seemed to start off quite slowly for me, but once they got into their stride I really enjoyed this story, which kept me guessing as to whether or not Stephen Bates had committed the crimes and if not, then who had done it, with quite a number of suspects emerging. When it's splashed all over the press that family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town to support Bates' wife - an old school friend of Helen's - who is living under siege with two teenage children and convinced of her husband's innocence. While I enjoyed Time of Death very much, I suspect that I would have liked it even more if I had read it with a knowledge of this well-established series to back it up (this is the thirteenth outing for Thorne).

I will admit that initially I was not sure that having Thorne on the outside would work, but it did. This series is going from strength to strength and already I am looking forward to the next instalment.When it’s splashed all over the press that family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town to support Bates’ wife ­ an old school friend of Helen¹s ­ living under siege with two teenage children and convinced of her husband’s innocence. Time of Death is the first Mark Billingham novel I’ve read but it’s a story that works well on its own.

This book is a little different to the previous Billingham books I've read as Thorne and Weeks are not on their own turf so it's more about Weeks relationship with the suspects partner and Thorne doing his own off-the-record investigation.If every fictional police officer must be a violent criminal, the least authors could do is try to make it believable. 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.

Following directions, staying out of trouble and closing his bothersome mouth are just too hard for him. I would like to thank Net Galley for giving supplying me with an advanced copy of the latest Mark Billingham novel in exchange for a honest review.Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a new series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death will be broadcast on BBC1 in 2017.



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