DI Tom Thorne is back and in the hot seat. Detective Constable Helen Weeks from Billingham’s stand-alone novel In the Dark is one of the people taken hostage. The hostage taker, to uncover the truth about his son’s death has tasked Thorne with finding the truth.
I am glad to see the return of the Weeks character; I enjoyed In the Dark and was left wanting more of the character at the end of the book. From the first chapter you are pulled into the case. You will want to jump into the book and help, if only so Thorne can get some rest because that will only happen after the hostages are safe.
With plenty of action, twists and surprises and with a plot that keeps you guessing, you will have hard time putting this down until you finish. - Jennifer