A thrill a minute. Billingham is firing on all cylinders.
Daily Mirror (Book Of The Week)
Yet another thrilling crime read from the comedian-turned-author
Superb from its gripping opening to its climax.
Tales of blood and badness don’t come much better than this.
Another fine addition to Billingham’s formidably assured body of work.
The revelations about the killer are totally unexpected and proof that Mark Billingham is still top of the tree.
Thorne is becoming more interesting and rounded with every book. Mark Billingham’s previous novel showed how good he was without Thorne; Bloodline shows his brilliance with him.
DI Tom Thorne is the most convincing cop in British crime fiction.
The Daily Telegraph
Billingham has freshened the serial-killer brew… the refusal to grant us the visceral release of the earlier books for much of Blood Line has a tantalising effect – and the final release of tension is all the more exhilarating.
If you haven’t already discovered the brilliant Thorne series by Mark Billingham, this is the book with which to start. Not many British writers know how to spin a serial-killer suspense novel, but this one sizzles from the first page.
Toronto Globe and Mail
Very entertaining and very suspenseful, heart-pounding right to the last page, excellent crime fiction.