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Good, but it's no Scaredycat!!,
This review is from: Lazybones (Tom Thorne Novels) (Paperback)
When I read Scaredycat and put a review on Amazon, I was amazed at the ordinary reviews it received. I thought it was one of the best thrillers I've read in a long time and the reviews were way off the mark. With Lazybones, I think most reviewers hit the nail on the head. It's a good page turner but it lacks the spark that Scaredycat had.
Yet again Thorne doesn't disapoint. He's human. He wants results and he wants to do the best he can but he has flaws. Thats why we like him. More of this book is devoted to Holland who doesn't have the same likeability that Thorne has. I also thought that Hollands relationship with McEvoy in Scaredycat gave him a bit more scope but here, well he's only really making up the numbers.
With the victims in Lazybones, you lack the same sorrow than his other books. Is it because they are convicted rapists or because the author passes this attitude to you through Thorne. The murders are still pretty realisic and the characters are good, especially Hendricks. But unlike Scaredycat, I spotted the murderer a fair bit off.
But it still has a good finish to it. It's well worth a read and I will be reading Mark Billinghams other books.
All in all, its a good way to kill a couple of evenings.