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Summary

Two women dead.

It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at Euston station, followed her home on the tube, strangled her to death in front of her child. At the same time, killed in the same way, a second body is discovered at the back of King's Cross station. And this grisly event eerily echoes the murder of two other women, stabbed to death months before on the same day. 

Two killers working together.

It is DI Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to the horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer the police are up against. This is two of them - and two killers are way more deadly than one.... 

©2002 Mark Billingham (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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An interesting story

The inventiveness of the plot kept me listening right till the end. BUT why does Mark Billingham insist on being the narrator? He is a good writer but a terrible narrator. He is unable to distinguish between characters and there is no energy in his reading.

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Scaredycat

I am reading the DI Thorne books in order, unlike the majority of the crime novels I tend to listen to/read. I must admit that I didn't really enjoy this one and became rather bored if I'm honest. I also got quite a few of the characters confused.

The author narrated his own work competently.

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  • JC
  • 27-04-21

Too much language

I would have carried on with the book but got fed up with the excessive amount of bad language so I’m going to return

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good twists and turns

enjoyed the book but don't like so much swearing. good storyline with lots of twists and turns. kept me guessing!

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Well read and some good twists

Enjoyed the story. Well written and read. Story kept me interested throughout and guessing until the end.

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And it’s a no from me

I don’t know why , but i just couldn’t get into this one , I usually love Mark Bellingham books , especially when he is the narrator.
Kept loosing the plot of this , i know it’s not that complicated but it seemed like it was

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Scarcer cat

Overall liked the book.
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Liked it but it was a bit hard to follow in parts.
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fantastic read/listen

this is the second mark Billingham book I've had and once again I'm not disappointed. its just a great listen

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  • Judith Park
  • 23-10-19

Newly-discovered author.

One of his best so far, tho I’m enjoying all of them. This was the 2nd one.