The Bones Beneath : Tom Thorne

  • by Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by Mark Billingham
  • Series: Tom Thorne
  • 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Deal: Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried 25 years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him.
The Danger: Unable to refuse, Thorne gathers a team and travels to a remote Welsh island, at the mercy of the weather and cut off from the mainland. Thorne is determined to get the job done and return home before Nicklin can outwit them.
The Deaths: But Nicklin knows this island well and has had time to plan ahead. Soon, new bodies are added to the old, and Thorne finds himself facing the toughest decision he has ever had to make....
Tom Thorne returns in this utterly gripping, brilliantly plotted thriller. The Bones Beneath is Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.

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Customer Reviews

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Slow and ponderous

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This wasn't up to his usual high standard. I have really enjoyed all of this authors previous work.
The author usually keeps the tension high and the action coming. The very end was the only time this book got going for me.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Predictable and ensures a further book with the same characters.


What aspect of Mark Billingham’s performance might you have changed?

Don't ever narrate your own books!


Do you think The Bones Beneath needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It will get one without doubt due to the ending.


Any additional comments?

I was disappointed. Previous work has been exceptional.

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- mr

plenty of action but it all comes at the end

this book lasts for just over nine and a half hours and the first 9 hours are more like a travel book describing Bardsey island and the trip there than a crime novel. I kept listening as I was sure that something might happen soon. Not my most favourite book I have listenened to recently. The ending reminded me of a Hannibal Lecter book.
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- Patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-05-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK