Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mark Billingham

Narrated By: Simon Prebble

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: November 2013

Duration: 10 hours 34 minutes


Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel and is aware of everything going on around her, but is completely unable to move or communicate. Her condition is called Locked-In Syndrome. In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the police believe the killer made his first mistake.Then D.I. Tom Thorne discovers the horrifying truth; it isn't Alison who is the mistake, it's the three women already dead. "An appropriate margin of error" is how their killer dismisses them, and Thorne knows they are unlikely to be the last. For the killer is smart, and he's getting his kicks out of toying with Thorne as much as he is pursuing his sick fantasy. Thorne knows immediately he's not going to catch the killer with simple procedure. But with little more than gut instinct and circumstantial evidence to damn his chief suspect, anesthetist Jeremy Bishop, his pursuit of him is soon bordering on the unprofessional. Especially considering his involvement with Anne Coburn, Alison's doctor and Jeremy's close friend.


  • nab6215

    For one who expected the book to be like the movie, I was very surprised. It was quite a bit different. However, the differences did not detract from the power of the story. The situation was far worse. It was closer to what could happen down the street from where you live. It was more painfully than the strange scenarios set up in the movie because of how many of the relationships ended. The movie was good. The book was better. Read the book.


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