The Burning Girl

The Burning Girl

eBook - 2008
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Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780061628368
0061628360
9780061628382
0061628387

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njon38
May 21, 2017

REad the first four of the series of UK police procedural that has Tom Thorne as the protagonist. Not a fan of the first two which were too messy, too creepy and filled with too much extraneous detail. The second two have been enjoyable.

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rb3221
Oct 18, 2016

The plot revolves around the gangland feuds in London and an old case about a burning girl and how the two fuse together. Thorne is the anti-hero, tired and almost defeated but always driven.
I especially enjoyed the short sections from the burning girl's perspective.
The constant flipping between the various sub plots was distracting as was the occasional rambling of the author with Thorne's thoughts, which did not make it a seamless read.

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 19, 2015

For anyone lucky enough to have caught Mark Billingham at this year’s Writers’ Festival, listening to Mark read the opening chapter of his latest mystery was enough to set your spine atingle and take your breath away. The story is set in London, where a psychopath is on the loose and the turf wars between the North London gangs are heating up. For anyone who enjoys Ian Rankin this is another mystery author well worth reading.

mikeyppl Feb 25, 2012

Another excellent story in the series. The diary of the young burn victim was heart breaking.

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