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Love Like Blood

Mark Billingham

16 Reviews

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Tom Thorne Novels, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

A BLOODY MESSAGE
As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful.

A POWERFUL ALLY
Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts.

A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE
As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.

From number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a masterful, intense crime novel that pits DI Tom Thorne against an evil beyond comprehension, yet shockingly real.

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Praise for Love Like Blood

  • An awesome thriller - Heat on Die of Shame

  • Displays all the virtues that have made Mark Billingham a bestseller: wit, careful plotting, attention to detail and great characterisation - Telegraph on Time of Death

  • One of his most unconventional, intriguing and entertaining books - Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express on Die of Shame

  • Billingham produces an astonishing final twist to complete his most ambitious and most accomplished book - Sunday Telegraph on In the Dark

  • Billingham ratchets up the tension, with a twist-filled climax that shows exactly why he's one of the UK's leading crime writers - Shortlist on Rush of Blood

  • Highly entertaining - The Times on Die of Shame

  • Perfectly pitched and elegantly plotted, it has all of Billingham's hallmarks, and should not be missed - Daily Mail on Die of Shame

  • Ingenious . . . what is most impressive about this novel, however, is the astute observation - Laura Wilson, Guardian on Time of Death

  • Ingenious . . . what is most impressive about this novel, however, is the astute observation - Laura Wilson, Guardian on TIME OF DEATH

  • Highly entertaining - The Times on DIE OF SHAME

  • An awesome thriller - Heat on DIE OF SHAME

  • Perfectly pitched and elegantly plotted, it has all of Billingham's hallmarks, and should not be missed - Daily Mail on DIE OF SHAME

  • Billingham produces an astonishing final twist to complete his most ambitious and most accomplished book - Sunday Telegraph on IN THE DARK

  • Displays all the virtues that have made Mark Billingham a bestseller: wit, careful plotting, attention to detail and great characterisation - Telegraph on TIME OF DEATH

  • Billingham ratchets up the tension, with a twist-filled climax that shows exactly why he's one of the UK's leading crime writers - Shortlist on RUSH OF BLOOD

  • One of his most unconventional, intriguing and entertaining books - Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express on DIE OF SHAME

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Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. 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. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.