In the Dark

In the Dark

A Novel

Book - 2008
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A deadly crash, a rainy night in south London. A gun is fired into a car, which swerves onto the pavement and plows into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost the life of an innocent victim. But the reality is far more sinister ... ; A dangerous quest, one life is wiped out and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger, the ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. How will she, two weeks away from giving birth, now cope in a world where death is an occupational hazard? ; A Shocking Twist, in a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood, nything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come. Mark Billingham's first stand-alone thriller, In the Dark is his most powerful novel yet. Gritty, fierce, and moving, here is a must-read for anyone who likes their crime fiction unflinching and unforgettable.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780061432767
0061432768
9780061432736
0061432733
Branch Call Number: M BILLINGHAM
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 24 cm

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jrmm7
Oct 28, 2014

Excellent crime thriller. Nicely written and the twist wasn't obvious, for once! Based around Helen Weeks - we even get a brief glimpse of Tom Thorne. I actually preferred this book to the Thorne series.

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charlie2911
Jun 06, 2012

An excellent story of gang life and vicious organised crime in London ! - Well worth a read, even though it doesn't involve Billingham's best character, DI Tom Thorne

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