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Love Like Blood Audiobook

Love Like Blood

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Publisher's Summary

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. 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. 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 best seller Mark Billingham comes a masterful, intense crime novel that pits DI Tom Thorne against an evil beyond comprehension yet shockingly real.

©2017 Mark Billingham Ltd. (P)2017 Little Brown

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    S 08/06/2017
    S 08/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    Another excellent work by Mark Billingham - tackling a tough subject with great skill and compassion
    Keep sharing Tom Thorne with us Mark

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A 05/06/2017
    A 05/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Poor reading"
    Would you try another book written by Mark Billingham or narrated by the narrators?

    I had to give up as the narration was dull and unispiring. Earlier Thorne novels were much better. Some parts of what I manged to plough through were really quite turgid and seemed to take ages to get to any significant action.


    Has Love Like Blood put you off other books in this genre?

    Not the genre just the performance


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    Robert Glenister


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Why bother


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. L. Chalkley St Albans, England 03/06/2017
    Ms. L. Chalkley St Albans, England 03/06/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Strong research, impassioned views yet delivering twists"

    Another strong work. Some of the twists jarred the flow for me - but understandable. Thorne is on his home turf. The tension between cosy, familiar and hackneyed or formulaic is tackled well by Billingham, by submersion in a subculture of crime - this time of 'honour violence' for hire. Couple of story arcs seemed stretched, but hey! Great audio performance and so much work has gone into it. So many crime writers have to turn out so much, Billingham's standing out for his research and creation of fleshed out characters in today's London.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    P. S. Elliott Cheltenham, UK 12/07/2017
    P. S. Elliott Cheltenham, UK 12/07/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Love like blood"

    A most intriguing story which is apparently true! It is scary, somewhat violent but also gives us an insider look at other culture. I hope that honour killings are sorted out, prior to the death of someone, and that people will realise that no matter the reason, it is MURDER! Great writing and narration and very up to date with today's events and our way of living.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Salemagal 05/07/2017
    Salemagal 05/07/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Brilliant storytelling - serious subject"

    Superb narration by Mr Billingham, et al. Tough subject and didn't see the twist coming!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew London, United Kingdom 28/06/2017
    Andrew London, United Kingdom 28/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Best since Sleepyhead"

    This is a great addition to the Thorne series. I've read and listened to all of them. There have been some great novels and some just okay ones, but this is up there. It deals with such a broad range of themes so brilliantly and some of the scenes are so well written. I loved it and I'd highly recommend it if you've read others in the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Swearing not necessary"

    I would have given 5 stars for everything had it not been for the unnecessary use of the "c" word

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 28/09/2017
    Anne 28/09/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "His best yet"

    Really enjoyed this story if that's the right word, this is one of his best, and interesting delve into the world of honour killings and all its evil,can't wait for marks next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 09/09/2017
    Mrs 09/09/2017
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    "What is honour? A word"

    I cannot believe in the 21st century that the murder of a daughter who dared to take control of her own life was so prevalent. All credit to Mark Billingham for having the courage to highlight in using it as the narrative thread for his novel.
    I hope that by doing so he may save lives and begin a public outcry against this barbarism.
    I found the story compelling as a detective who done it, but with a deeper message.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maddy London 15/08/2017
    Maddy London 15/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant"

    This book is good, very good. I didn't know much about honour killings and after reading this I know a little more. The Author's notes at the end are worth listening to too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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