The Burning Girl

The Burning Girl

Mark Billingham


Once burned . . .

By rights, the bad schoolyard crime must have been laid to relaxation two decades in the past. An alleged culprit confessed and now's getting old at the back of bars. however the case nonetheless haunts ex-Detective leader Inspector Carol Chamberlain -- and she or he has requested DI Tom Thorne to discover a tense fact that lies buried within the ashes.

A sequence of brutal gangland slayings -- each one sufferer came upon with an X gouged into his again -- has Thorne plunging into the fires of a perilous turf conflict, as he makes an attempt to tie jointly the threads of difficult crimes separated by way of a long time. yet time is quickly working out in his look for a copycat who revels in blood and ache -- as the physique count number retains emerging . . . and a person has carved an X into Tom Thorne's entrance door.

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