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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Luke Mullen, the missing teenage son of a former police officer, was last seen getting into a car with an older woman. No one knows whether he went willingly or was abducted, whether he's living or dead.

Then the videotape arrives . . .

On special assignment, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is in charge of the investigation into Luke's disappearance. But it's the information that Tony Mullen, the boy's father, is not freely sharing that Thorne finds particularly disturbing—like the names of dangerous criminals who have openly threatened the tough ex-detective and his entire family. Something shocking and deadly may well be buried deep in old cases and past lives. But Thorne knows he doesn't have the luxury of time to dig—especially when a kidnapper brutally demonstrates that he is willing to kill.


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Review: Buried (Tom Thorne #6)

User Review  - Gwen - Chew & Digest Books - - Goodreads

Billingham has a way of squeezing your heart ever so slowly. The suspense builds, almost in the background, as you develop a relationship with the characters. Before you know it, the guy that you hated turns out to be a poor sap and you feel bad for hating him. Read full review

Review: Buried (Tom Thorne #6)

User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

I didn't finish this one. Just couldn't get into it. Had a good plot but I must not have been in the mood. Suspense lovers may give it a try. Read full review

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Mark Billingham is the author of nine novels, including Sleepyhead, Scaredy Cat, Lazybones, The Burning Girl, Lifeless, and Buried—all Times (London) bestsellers—as well as the stand-alone thriller In the Dark. For the creation of the Tom Thorne character, Billingham received the 2003 Sherlock Award for Best Detective created by a British writer, and he has twice won the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. He has previously worked as an actor and stand-up comedian on British television and still writes regularly for the BBC. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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