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Tom Thorne, Book 1
Narrated by: Mark Billingham
Series: Tom Thorne, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

A woman unlucky to be alive.

Alison Willetts has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel, but she is completely unable to move or communicate. In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the police believe the killer's made his first mistake. 

A killer unlike any other.

Then DI Tom Thorne discovers the horrifying truth: it isn't Alison who is the mistake, it's the three women already dead. 

A cop's worst nightmare.

Thorne must find a killer whose agenda is disturbingly unique, and Alison, the one person who holds the key to the killer's identity, is unable to say anything.... 

©2001 Mark Billingham (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Very enjoyable

A great gritty murder thriller. Very well read. Thoroughly believable characters and enough twists and turns to satisfy.

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Engaging if unbelievable

I enjoyed this book and the imaginative crimes. It would be a spoiler if I say why the perpetrator of the crimes is unlikely to have the knowledge and skills necessary. It's the first in the Tom Thorne series; a series that I think improves with time. The author narrates his own words with skill.

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Great Listen

Well written and narrated. One of best audio books I have listened to. Will be looking for more by this author

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