Author(s): Mark Billingham
From "one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today" (Gillian Flynn), The Killing Habit again brings together favorite wild-card detective Tom Thorne and straight-laced DI Nicola Tanner on a pair of lethally high-stakes cases.While DI Nicola Tanner investigates the deadly spread of a dangerous new drug, Tom Thorne is handed a case that he doesn't take too seriously, until a spate of animal killings points to the work of a serial killer. When the two cases come together in a way that neither could have foreseen, both Thorne and Tanner must risk everything to catch two very different killers.
Number 15 in the Thom Thorne series, Billingham again shows how and why this character can sustain so many books. Thorne's case interlinks with DI Tanner's and they must work together to catch multiple killers. Billingham bases his plots on real life, bringing a reality to the series and making it far more interesting. His characters are depicted just as truthfully and will make you anxious for number 16.
Elisa, Book Grocer