“T****he action moves swiftly toward a big twist and the satisfying conclusion . . . shows why Billingham stands at the forefront of British crime authors” (Publishers Weekly).
Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, has called Mark Billingham “one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today,” and this novel brings together his popular detective Tom Thorne and straitlaced DI Nicola Tanner on a pair of lethally high-stakes cases.
While Tanner investigates the deadly spread of a dangerous new drug, Thorne is handed a case that he doesn’t take too seriously—until a spate of animal killings points to the work of a serial murderer. When the two cases come together unexpectedly, both Thorne and Tanner must risk everything to catch two very different killers.
“Morse, Rebus, and now Thorne. The next superstar detective is already with us―don’t miss him.” ―Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series
“Tom Thorne [is] worth getting to know.” —The Washington Post