Love Like Blood

Love Like Blood

Book - 2017
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A politically sensitive case involving the mistaken-identity murder of her partner compels detective inspector Nicola Tanner to team up with detective Tom Thorne, who investigates a string of cold-case honor killings and the more recent disappearance of a young couple.
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, An imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2©017.
ISBN: 9780751566888
0751566888
9780751566895
0751566896
Characteristics: 422 pages ;,24 cm.

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Matthew412
Jan 17, 2018

Disappointing. Not up to past standards. The "twists" at the end didn't make the story any more interesting.

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val1
Jan 13, 2018

Had never read this author before but was really pulled into the story! Will definitely look for other books by him to read now!

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leewardside
Sep 25, 2017

Best Billingham in a long while; it handles honour killings amongst the south-asian communities in England.

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venetian
Sep 03, 2017

Have read all the Tom Thorne books - this is the best!!

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emerge
May 14, 2017

Can't believe this is #14, always great to catch up with Tom & Phil. In this outing Tom teams up with Nicola Tanner, a by-the-book detective who suffered a personal loss, to infiltrate the closed community behind honour killings in London.
The subject matter is chilling. As Tanner & Tom try to make inroads, we follow those responsible for the murders in alternate chapters. As usual the plot is full of twists & there are several characters whose loyalties are questionable. Billingham reserves a couple of WTH moments for the end to provide some surprising answers.
It's also a more personal story as the author gives us a closer look at Tom & Helen's relationship. It's a dark, atmospheric read that clips along at a good pace & deals sensitively with a difficult subject.

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