Full of betrayal, deceit and suspense, Die of Shame is the spectacular new book from number one bestseller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series.
Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about addiction. There they share their deepest secrets: stories of lies, regret, and above all, shame.
Then one of them is killed - and it's clear one of the circle was responsible.
Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner quickly finds her investigation hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these people and their therapist together. So what could be shameful enough to cost someone their life?
And how do you find the truth when denial and deception are second nature to all of your suspects?
Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death was broadcast on BBC1. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.
Perfectly pitched and elegantly plotted, it has all Billingham's hallmarks, and should not be missed — Daily Mail
One of his most unconventional, intriguing and entertaining books — Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express
Intense, voyeuristic and loaded with popular culture, this unashamed good read is sure to prove a hit. — Sun
An awesome thriller — Heat
This is an intriguing set up, involving a cast of suspects where everyone has something to hide — Joan Smith, Sunday Times
An insightful study into the darkness of addiction, driven by strong characters, and dripping with the black humour that's Billingham's trademark — Sunday Mirror
The interplay between the six [characters] is highly entertaining — The Times
One of the best crime novels of the year so far. Shocking, frightening, gripping — Sunday Irish Independent
Confirmation that Mark Billingham is now one of the most assured thriller writers around — Reader's Digest
Mark Billingham is a very clever writer and all the characters in this book are rounded and credible — Literary Review
Die of Shame is a brilliant compassionate study of dysfunction... this is a very kind, very funny, very troubling book — Crime Fiction Fix
Gritty, thought provoking and utterly addictive - Die of Shame is an absolute must read for all crime fiction fans — Crime Thriller Girl
A must read for Billingham fans or those keen to experience a gritty novel with heart and honesty — The Crime Warp
A terrific and unconventional addition to Billingham's oeuvre — Irish Independent
Jaw-dropping twists and turns that herald the climax of this immensely entertaining, masterfully constructed novel — Irish Times
A chilling story — Herald Sun
A great standalone novel — Queensland Times
A read-till-you-drop psychological mystery — Globe and Mail