Thursday, August 19, 2021
Missing. Fans of recurring protagonist Tom Thorne may feel a bit of whiplash as the seventeenth installment by Mark Billingham, a novel titled, Cry Baby, takes us back to 1996. Close readers will see this as a prequel to the debut novel, Sleepyhead. Whether this is the first Tom Thorne novel for you or if you’d read them all, you’ll find in this installment a talented detective in the middle of an interesting case involving a missing young boy. Tension builds after others connected to the boy are killed. Fans of detective fiction will love the dead ends and twists in the story, and by the time you’ve guessed with confidence what happened to the missing boy, you will be well on your way to finishing off an entertaining book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Cry Baby from amazon.com.