From The Dead, Hardback Book

From The Dead Hardback

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels series

4 out of 5 (5 ratings)

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When Donna Langford receives a very recent photo of her ex-husband in the post, she gets the shock of her life. Because she's just spent ten years in prison for organising his murder.

When her daughter goes missing, Donna believes there can only be one man responsible and hires Anna Carpenter, a determined young private investigator, to find him.DI Tom Thorne worked on the Alan Langford case, so when Carpenter brings the photo to him, he refuses to believe that the man whose body was found in a burned-out car ten years before can still be alive.

But when a prison inmate that he and Anna interview is viciously murdered, Thorne starts to understand that Langford is not only alive, but ready to get rid of anyone who could threaten his comfortable new life in Spain...

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781408700754

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3

Entertaining, but disappointingly predictable, and rather a let-down after Billingham's previous works.

Review by
5

this review may contain spoilersWhen Donna Langford receives a very recent photo of her ex-husband in the post, she gets the shock of her life. Because she's just spent ten years in prison for organising his murder. When her daughter goes missing, Donna believes there can only be one man responsible and hires Anna Carpenter, a determined young private investigator, to find him. DI Tom Thorne worked on the Alan Langford case, so when Carpenter brings the photo to him, he refuses to believe that the man whose body was found in a burned-out car ten years before can still be alive. But when a prison inmate that he and Anna interview is viciously murdered, Thorne starts to understand that Langford is not only alive, but ready to get rid of anyone who could threaten his comfortable new life in Spain... I love the Tom Thorne novels, because I love the very sexy Tom Thorne. He is a great character, very down to earth and a good copper. Reading these novels in order has made me friends with the characters. I have got to know them, their likes and dislikes. When I read these novels I feel like I am putting on some comfy clothes and snuggling up. The crimes are down to earth and not fussy, easy to follow and with a guessing game thrown in. I will be looking forward to seeing the first two novels on tv with David Morrissey playing Thorne.

Review by
5

Another great book from Mark Billingham. Tom Thorne is a mesmerising character....flawed and interesting! The plot line was engaging and this was a real page turner. You would think that a writer would be unable to keep up the pace and standard after several novels, but Mark Billingham just gets better and better. Next week sees the premiere of "Sleepyhead" on Sky 1 and I am hoping that David Morrissey can capture Thorne's character. The author has been quoted as believing that Morrissey is the actor he always has in mind when he writes about Tom Thorne. We will have to wait and see!

Review by
3

Enjoyable mystery about a dead man who isn't really dead. But other people are.

Review by
5

Lets get one thing straight here...I think DI Thorne is a real "prick" of a man. He is self centred, egotistical ,driven,and treats female company in the most despicable manner. Louise his latest partner is ignored by him, he is always working and likes to avoid conversation and her compnay preferring to drink with his mates and refusing to recognize that it is him and him alone that is the constant cause of his relationship breakups. In this latest romp he has the company of a young lady called Anna Carpenter and he actually believes that he could have a relationship with her, that she really likes this super cool egotistical cop this real man old enough to be her father!...well DI Thorne get your act together and recognize that you have faults...lots of them...and if not sorted soon you will be left a sad old man....there I've got that off my chest and it is undoubtly down to the writing talents of Mark Billingham that I can feel such a strong hate for Tom Thorne. This is a first class detective story that starts with the gruesome recalling of an old case that DI Thorne thought was "buried" in the past. There are lots of surprises and a great action story that takes place in both the UK and Spain but the real star is the characterization of DI Tom Thorne this flawed copper with the bloodhound ability to find his man...leaving misery and destruction in his path! Great stuff.....look forward to the next outing!

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