Scaredy Cat : Tom Thorne

  • by Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by Christopher Kay
  • Series: Tom Thorne
  • 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An enduring top-10 best-seller, and a genuinely gripping novel in the spirit of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George.
London-based detective Tom Thorne has his work cut out. The killer chose his target at Euston station, followed her and strangled her to death. The victim wasn't his first in North London, and Thorne realises the murders are happening simultaneously. This is not a serial killer Thorne is up against... this is two of them.

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Good story - terrible accents!

I agree with one of the previous reviewers. While I found the book gripping and wanted to get to the end of the story, I also found the use of bad language rather gratuitous. Other authors manage to get a "gritty" storyline over without resorting to this kind of language. I found that after a while it grated - and certainly didn't add anything to the plot. While I'm sure that this kind of language gets used by both the police and criminals, is it really necessary to litter it amongst the dialogue?

I also found the reader disappointing when he tried to do any regional accents. When he was reading normally he was very good, but most of the accents were terrible! His brummie accent left a lot to be desired and the Geordie one wasn't much better!

All this aside, I did enjoy the book, but would also think twice before buying another if Mark Billingham's writing style means that he will resort to expletives on such a regular basis.
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- Liz

Good listen

The story was compelling with well rounded characters and kept in suspense to end. Liked the humanity of characters.
Narration could have been better. Local dialects a bit ropey.
A good listen in series.
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- Irene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2011
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks