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Their Little Secret

By: Mark Billingham
Narrated by: Mark Billingham
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Summary

The 16th book in the Tom Thorne series, from best-selling author Mark Billingham.

She says she's an ordinary mother.

He knows a liar when he sees one.

Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling.

Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women.

A man who is about to change Sarah's life.

From number one, five-million-copy bestseller Mark Billingham comes a breathless new thriller starring Thorne and Tanner that readers will devour.

©2019 Mark Billingham Ltd (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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"Hugely intelligent and authentic." (Belinda Bauer, author of Snap)  

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Excellent

Mark Billingham writes and tells an intriguing story. His narration is perfect. I liked the fact that it is not necessary for him to create different voices in order to bring the characters to life. The book held my interest throughout. I was sorry it ended and can’t wait for the next book in the Thorne series.

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Great story

Mark billingham excellent as always, the characters seem so real and of course the narration was great.

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Brilliant, of course!

Loved it. Love Mark Billingham. I really enjoyed this story. Enjoyed the twists and turns and slightly unexpected outcomes!

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pure brillance

couldn't put it down one of the best tom thorne books. thrilling and brilliantly written.

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childs play

A school child could have written better, very predictable and boring. what a let down, no effort put into story and characters very weak.

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Very disappointing

I used to love Mark Billingham books but this shall be the last one I read.Tom Thorne has turned into a childish,unprofessional,depressive.His manner is course and negative and doesn’t allow the listener to feel any connection to him.The author is also a poor narrator who doesn’t put the right emotions into the story and comes across as moaning and boring.The only reason I stuck it out to the end was to find out how the protagonist was caught.

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Story OK, ruined by narration

Struggled to get Passed the second chapter, the narrater sounds like a bouncy early morning radio Broadcaster. That and the fact it's written in present meant I couldn't go on.

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Poor Poor Poor

terribly slow, no story for the first 3 chapters monotone rubbish. DO NOT PURCHASE.
Ps this not the sas hero

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drawn out

found it unrealistic and frankly boring. half way through i gave up and just read the last chapter which I also found boring. not his best

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Not his best.

Usually love MB but afraid this was left wanting! Had nothing much to like...kept waiting for the big reveal but??? tempted to return it.

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