I have read all of Mark Billingham's books in the Thorne series and have to say that this is my favourite one. It really shows how well Mark has progressed as a writer that he now takes on more mature and subtle themes and gives Thorne another dimension. He is never boring. More so, this is not just a story about a serial killer.
In my opinion, Mark is the leading Crime Fiction author in the country. I cannot wait for the next book !