Bloodline by Mark Billingham audiobook

Bloodline

By Mark Billingham
Read by Paul Thornley

Mulholland Books 9780316126663

The Tom Thorne Series: Book 8

11.23 Hours 1
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A killer is on the loose. The victims: children whose mothers can't protect them. The past is coming back to haunt the people of London: a murderer is targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial killer from London's past. When Murder Squad veteran Detective Tom Thorne, who solves the London Police Department's most difficult cases, is called into what seems like, for once, an ordinary domestic murder, he thinks he's caught a break. A woman has been murdered by someone she knows. A positive pregnancy test found on the floor beside her. Thorne plans to question the husband, arrest him and return home to deal with his own deteriorating personal life. But when a mysterious sliver of bloodstained X-ray that was found clutched in the victim's fist is replicated at other crime scenes around the city, Thorne realizes that this is not a simple case. As the bits of X-ray begin to come together to form a picture, it becomes clear that the killer knows his prey all too well and is moving through a list that was started long ago. As Thorne attempts to protect those still alive, nothing and nobody are what they seem. Not when Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted.

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Summary

A killer is on the loose. The victims: children whose mothers can't protect them. The past is coming back to haunt the people of London: a murderer is targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial killer from London's past. When Murder Squad veteran Detective Tom Thorne, who solves the London Police Department's most difficult cases, is called into what seems like, for once, an ordinary domestic murder, he thinks he's caught a break. A woman has been murdered by someone she knows. A positive pregnancy test found on the floor beside her. Thorne plans to question the husband, arrest him and return home to deal with his own deteriorating personal life. But when a mysterious sliver of bloodstained X-ray that was found clutched in the victim's fist is replicated at other crime scenes around the city, Thorne realizes that this is not a simple case. As the bits of X-ray begin to come together to form a picture, it becomes clear that the killer knows his prey all too well and is moving through a list that was started long ago. As Thorne attempts to protect those still alive, nothing and nobody are what they seem. Not when Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tom Thorne is the new superstar detective…Mark Billingham is the new-wave leader of crime fiction.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Tom Thorne is the new superstar detective...Mark Billingham is the new-wave leader of crime fiction."—Lee Child, -
"With each of his books, Mark Billingham gets better and better. These are stories and characters you don't want to leave."—Michael Connelly, -
"Chilling, moody, humane, and very, very smart... Billingham is one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today."—Gillian Flynn
"Rich, heady, and gripping. A boss performance by Billingham, through and through."—George Pelecanos
“Psychologically twisted and strikingly original…The relentlessly swift pace and high emotional pitch of the narrative may say ‘thriller,’ but Billingham has become too sophisticated a writer to settle for the cheap theatrics that galvanized his early novels. Grim as it is, the violence serves a purpose, making us consider all the innocent people whose lives are touched and often crushed in the aftermath of a crime.” New York Times Book Review
“Billingham’s serial killers are always more subtly drawn than most fictional psychopaths, who, with their elaborate schemes and neatly labelled mental disorders, bear little similarity to the terrifyingly normal-seeming multiple murderers of real life. Billingham stresses the unpalatable truth that, even once the case is solved, these people’s motives are murky and their actions inexplicable. He takes the same care with all his characterizations, notably his decent but troubled hero DI Tom Thorne—for my money, the most convincing cop in British crime fiction.” Telegraph (London)
“Thrilling…Billingham continues to captivate with equal parts suspense, deduction, and heart.” Publishers Weekly
“Plot twists and red herrings abound.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Mark Billingham

Author Bio: Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham worked as an actor, a television writer, and a stand-up comedian before becoming one of the most critically acclaimed crime novelists in the world. He has written numerous bestsellers and has twice won the Theakstons Old Peculier prize for Best Novel of the Year. He lives in North London with his wife and two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English