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This review is from: Scaredy Cat (Tom Thorne Novels) (Paperback)
Any budding crime writers out there could learn a lot from Mark Billingham. He approaches the genre with original and creative storylines which grip the reader and hold interest throughout. Anyone can write a whodunnit, but Billingham gives us a whole lot more for our money. We are treated to some chilling insight into the mind of the killers (yes, two of them). I liked the way the author planted seeds of suspicion upon various characters, sometimes very subtlely indeed. There are some good twists and turns toward the end of the story, and the final confrontation is a vivid piece of storytelling. The unknown killer's identity surprised me, but made perfect sense. Well done to Mark for misleading this dumb reader!
My only criticism of this story would be that it starts with a very slow pace, although it does pick up very well.
This was the 2nd of his books that I've read (the first being SLEEPY HEAD) and I will certainly aim to read the rest of this series.