The Demands

Billingham, Mark

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Demands
The Crime The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is young mother, Detective Helen Weeks. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues - detective Tom Thorne. The Demand Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate. The Twist What Thorne discovers will upend everything he thought he knew about the fate of those he's put away...but will it be enough to fulfill the wishes of a grieving and potentially violent father?

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780316126632
Characteristics: 405 p. ;,25 cm.


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Jul 19, 2014
  • hollyw25 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Billingham did a lot with just one kidnapper and one hostage. Nicely written.

Oct 25, 2013

This is the same book as The Demands

Nov 01, 2012

Good as Dead republished under different title

Sep 06, 2012
  • dcafk rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Demands is the best of the very good Tom Thorne novels. Give it a read. You won't be sorry.

Jun 21, 2012
  • mikeyppl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another winner from Mark Billingham in the Tom Thorn series. I was especially interested in DS Weeks reaction to being held hostage as a police officer and also as a new mother. I hope we will be seeing more of her in future books.


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