I do love Mark Billingham and I do love Tom Thorne. However, I do have to say that I felt that in this instance, Tom really wasn’t the character I had grown to know and love over the previous books. He appeared far more jaded than I expected and I am unsure if this was by design or not, I hope so, because he’s a great character and I wouldn’t want to stop reading the books because he seemed too ‘tired’.
As for the cliffhanger on the last page? That had me proclaiming rather loudly, ‘You complete, and utter bastard.’ much to the amusement of my other half