[A] sensitive topic delicately handled, with a perfectly executed and thoroughly unnerving twist at the end
Groundbreaking ... a gripping, unsensational take on a type of crime that is happening more frequently than many of us realise
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.
His [Billingham's] storylines of murders that go unseen or unrecognised are chilling and moving, and Tom Thorne is on terrific form
Mark Billingham on superb form. A finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore and an ending that will chill your soul.
An unconventional literary superstar
Thorne is a terrific invention
As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter
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.
One of the great series of British crime fiction
Another tough but utterly intriguing entry in one of the best British police detective series going