The stunning thirteenth Tom Thorne novel, from a writer called “one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today” by Gillian Flynn
Time of Death
978-0-8021-2499-9 • $16.00 • Paperback • June 2016
One of Entertainment Weekly’s “10 Great Summer Thrillers”
One of the Guardian’s “Best Recent Crime Novels”
To be Adapted into a TV Drama Series by the BBC
Time of Death is the astonishing thirteenth Tom Thorne novel from British crime master Mark Billingham, a gripping story of kidnapping, the tabloid press, and a frightening case of mistaken identity. Tom Thorne is on holiday with his girlfriend DS Helen Weeks, when two girls are abducted in Helen’s hometown of Polesford, Warwickshire. When a body is discovered and a man is arrested, Helen recognizes the suspect’s wife as an old school friend and returns home for the first time in twenty-five years to lend her support. As Helen faces up to a past she has tried desperately to forget and a media storm engulfs the town, Thorne becomes convinced that, despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, the police have got the wrong man. There is still an extremely clever killer on the loose and a missing girl who Thorne believes might still be alive.