Okay so I read this series in the wrong order which I absolutely detest doing and even though each of Billingham’s books can be viewed as stand-alone thrillers there are background links between each book. I got a little bit confused with some of them wondering what had already happened and when but which or whether, this was still a really good, edge-of-your-seat thriller.
The premise for all of Billingham’s books are original and this, his first, was undeniably one of his best. The idea of a serial killer who instead of wanting to kill you, but put you into a vegetative state for the rest of your life instead is shocking. I loved the little paragraphs from Alison’s point of view, she was so strong even in the horrific situation she was in. You can’t help but feel such overwhelming pity for her.
The ending as I’ve come to realise from reading previous Thorne books was always going to be unpredictable. Sleepyhead didn’t disappoint. Gripping and . Dropped a star because Thorne was a little too self-involved in this book but this resolves itself in future books so it’s not a major issue.
- The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham (Inspector Thorne #4) (arlasworld.wordpress.com)
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