[A] sensitive topic delicately handled, with a perfectly executed and thoroughly unnerving twist at the end
Another tough but utterly intriguing entry in one of the best British police detective series going
An unconventional literary superstar
The strength of the DI Thorne novels is in the knowledge that all of this could be real. The closing of the novel will please even the most discerning fan of the police procedural, and leave you yearning for more.
Mark Billingham on superb form. A finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore and an ending that will chill your soul.
As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter
A new Mark Billingham is always a treat and The Killing Habit hurls the reader straight into the action. Thoroughly enjoyable for being so very real.
Thorne is a terrific invention
One of the great series of British crime fiction
His [Billingham's] storylines of murders that go unseen or unrecognised are chilling and moving, and Tom Thorne is on terrific form
Groundbreaking ... a gripping, unsensational take on a type of crime that is happening more frequently than many of us realise