Scaredy Cat

Scaredy Cat

Book - 2002
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It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at Euston station, followed her home on the tube, strangled her to death in front of her child. At the same time, killed in the same way, a second body is discovered at the back of King's Cross station. It is a grisly coincidence that eerily echoes the murder of two other women, stabbed to death months before on the same day... It is DI Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to the horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer the police are up against. This is two of them. Finding the body used to be the worst part of the job. Not any more. Now each time a body is found, Thorne must live with the knowledge that somewhere out there is a second victim, waiting to be discovered. But the whilst the methods might be the same Thorne comes to realise that he is hunting two very different killers. One is ruthless and in control, while his partner in crime is submissive, compliant, terrified.
Thorne must catch a man whose need to manipulate is as great as his need to kill; a man who will threaten those closest to Thorne himself; a man, who will show him that the ability to inspire terror is the deadliest weapon of all...

Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2002
ISBN: 9780316859547
Characteristics: 370 p


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rb3221 Oct 16, 2016

Two criminals who have developed a taste for sadism and murder with the one controlling the other.The backstory of these two was, for me, more interesting than the story itself.
The flawed Thorne is a bit burned out and makes too many mistakes. The story seems to move along very slowly at times but it does have a very memorable finale.

mikeyppl Feb 21, 2012

Tom Thorne is fast becoming one of my favorite characters. Getting ready to read the next in the series The Burning Girl.

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