Death Message

Death Message

Book - 2012
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DI Tom Thorne has seen plenty of dead bodies in his time. But when he starts receiving sick photos of murder victims on his mobile phone, he soon realises that the next body could be his. And even when the man who has been sending the photos is tracked down, the deadly threat remains, For some, the case is all but closed, but Thorne's nightmare is just beginning. Because someone else is masterminding the death messages. The most vicious psychopath Thiorne has ever faced is able to manipulate others even behind bars, and time has only deepened the deadly grudge he has against the policeman who put him away...
Publisher: London : Sphere, 2012
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780751548617
Branch Call Number: BIL
Characteristics: 496 pages ; 20 cm

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rb3221 Nov 03, 2016

This was not my favorite Billingham crime/thriller novel. It is a bit too long and occasionally slow moving without a lot of action, although there are the usual twists and turns.
It is interesting that the reader knows who the killer is less than 1/2 way through. Thorne is his usual self, struggling to stay true to his beliefs and his conscience and is too often his own worst enemy. Is that why we like him?
I enjoyed the fact that he now has a love interest which is a work in progress and that Thorne finally learns how his father died.

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nannerl
Sep 02, 2015

I've only recently discovered this author and this is the second novel I've read. I quite like the character of DI Tom Thorne, and enjoyed this very well-written story with several interwoven mysteries and a couple of surprises.

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