Their little secret / Mark Billingham.

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      First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "When DI Tom Thorne is called to conduct a routine assessment at the site of a suicide, he expects to be in and out in no time. But when he arrives at the metro station, where a woman named Philippa Goodwin threw herself in front of an underground train, Thorne inexplicably senses something awry and feels compelled to dig deeper. He soon discovers that she was the victim of a callous con-man who preys on vulnerable women, and whose deception plunged Philippa to her end. Thorne enlists DI Nicola Tanner to help him track down the swindler and bring him to justice. But the detective duo gets more than they bargained for when a young man's bludgeoned body turns up on the shore of a nearby seaside town. The two cases come together in a way that neither of the detectives could have foreseen"-- Provided by publisher.
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      First published in Great Britain in 2019 by Little, Brown.
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      BILLINGHAM, M. Their little secret. [s. l.]: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019. ISBN 9780802147363. Disponível em: Acesso em: 19 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Billingham M. Their Little Secret. Atlantic Monthly Press; 2019. Accessed January 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Billingham, M. (2019). Their little secret. Atlantic Monthly Press. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Billingham, Mark. 2019. Their Little Secret. Tom Thorne Novel. Atlantic Monthly Press.
    • Harvard:
      Billingham, M. (2019) Their little secret. Atlantic Monthly Press (Tom Thorne novel). Available at: (Accessed: 19 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Billingham, M 2019, Their little secret, Tom Thorne novel, Atlantic Monthly Press, viewed 19 January 2020, .
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      Billingham, Mark. Their Little Secret. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Billingham, Mark. Their Little Secret. Tom Thorne Novel. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.
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      Billingham M. Their little secret [Internet]. Atlantic Monthly Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 19]. (Tom Thorne novel). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

*Starred Review* London Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is summoned to what he thinks will be a routine suicide call. A young woman named Phillippa Goodwin threw herself in front of a train. It just doesn't seem right to Thorne, so he digs a little deeper. He learns the young women had been ruthlessly conned to the point that she decided to end her own life. Tracking down the con man is a daunting task, so Thorne pulls in another DI, Nicola Tanner, to partner with him. The pair share a tragedy in the past, but they keep painful memories at bay with a combination of alternately self-deprecating and insulting banter. Next up: a young man's battered body is found at a nearby oceanside town. Soon enough the detectives connect the young man and the suicide. The obsession and madness at the core of the case are unexpected and frightening. This is a fantastic thriller, combining a gripping plot and lead characters of remarkable depth. Billingham is a multiple-award winner, and his books have sold more than six million copies. Readers who grab this one but aren't familiar with its predecessors will be seeking them out. A series to savor. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 January #1

Searching for a con man whose machinations compelled a woman to leap in front of an underground train, detective inspectors Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner encounter a battered corpse whose death seems connected with their quarry. From an award-winning British author with strong library sales in this country.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 April #5

Billingham's outstanding 16th procedural featuring Det. Insp. Tom Thorne (after 2018's The Killing Habit) finds Thorne on duty with a team responsible for assessing whether sudden deaths are suspicious when Philippa Goodwin jumps in front of a train in the London Underground. CCTV images make it clear that no one was near Philippa when she took her fatal leap, but Thorne is driven to look further. Though Philippa didn't leave a note, her older sister suggests a possible motive for her suicide—dismay over being bilked of a large sum of money by the man she'd been dating, who called himself Patrick Jennings. Despite Jennings bearing only moral responsibility for Philippa's death, Thorne persists in investigating him, an obsession that bears fruit when another death linked to Jennings occurs. Alternating sections focused on a single mother who may become Jennings's next target raise the ante. The twisted plot unfolds gradually, with a maximum of suspense. Billingham never strains credulity in this thoughtful page-turner. Agent: David Forrer, Inkwell Management. (June)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.