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Love Like Blood (Tom Thorne Novels)

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This is a serious topic revolving around the control of women by men who consider that the rules and mores of today's society do not apply to them and more worryingly is that a younger generation of males are learning and adopting the same culture. All readers can rely on Mark Billingham, he is one author who cares passionately about his characters.

The more that they look into the reasons for Susan’s murder, the clearer it becomes that it could well be linked to a series of open cases, potential honour killings, that Tanner had been working on. Readers will be familiar with Tanner from Mark Billingham's last novel, Die Of Shame, as she was the straight-laced DI tasked with uncovering a murderer. I was a little confused with the chapter that indicated that a body had been found in a reservoir and there was only a minor reference to explain this later on.As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful. DI Nicola Tanner is on compassionate leave after the brutal murder of her partner, teacher Susan Best.

It is something in Western culture that we take for granted – the basic right to love and be loved by those whom we choose not those who are chosen for us.The subject matter is very well chosen and of the moment, the police investigation of the finest, the characterization and familiarity of the "cast" most welcome, and the perpetrators Muldoon and Riaz evil and well suited to the task of hired assassins. Thanks to Grove Atlantic and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. At the heart of this novel is real life horror dressed up here as a form of entertainment, art even. Tanner believes there is something fake about the reaction from their families and she convinces Thorne to pulls some strings to get the case assigned to him.

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