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Another excellent work by Mark Billingham - tackling a tough subject with great skill and compassion
Keep sharing Tom Thorne with us Mark
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Mark Billingham or narrated by the narrators?
I had to give up as the narration was dull and unispiring. Earlier Thorne novels were much better. Some parts of what I manged to plough through were really quite turgid and seemed to take ages to get to any significant action.
Has Love Like Blood put you off other books in this genre?
Not the genre just the performance
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6 of 7 people found this review helpful
I loved the plot and its wider socio-political context. It's delicate and difficult to write about crime among minority religious groups, or even majority religious groups but Mark Billingham treated his subject with respect. There was enough subtle research to make the various characters very believable. I recently asked for a refund for the dreadful disappointment by a crime writer who should know better. Mr Billingham has more than compensated. In his story, we didn't have the lead detective threatening to kill anyone, least of all the murderer. Instead we had Mark Billingham doing what he's paid to do. Creating a very satisfying end to a well narrated and beautifully written tale. And no. I haven't given Mark 5 out of 5 for every story he's written. This one's a six.
loved this book, details and information very refreshing, and educational regarding different faiths, brilliant, thank you Mark