Tom Thorne is the most interesting cop in British crime fiction at present.
I hope that Thorne is no longer the character he was in that first book. I hope he is richer and more complex. He has certainly been inching towards the shadows of late, but again, no credible character can be likeable all the time. As to his future…well, he’s getting a holiday after this next book, while I write a standalone novel (though eagle-eyed readers may be able to spot a familiar figure in one short scene) but then he will be back, and I can promise to reveal a side to him that readers of the series will not have seen before.
Tom Thorne is a character I am immensely fond of and, as you’d probably expect, there is plenty of myself in him. He is probably more honourable than I am, and certainly braver. I will also admit that we share a birthday and a taste in music, but I’ll keep the rest to myself.
I am taller, though…