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Scaredy Cat

Mark Billingham

It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at London's 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 Detective Inspector Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to a horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer that the police are up against. This is two of them. Finding the body used to be the worst part of the job, but 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 whilst the methods might be the same, the manner of the killings is strikingly different. Thorne comes to realize 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.

It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at London's 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 Detective Inspector Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to a horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer that the police are up against. This is two of them. Finding the body used to be the worst part of the job, but 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 whilst the methods might be the same, the manner of the killings is strikingly different. Thorne comes to realize 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.
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It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at London's 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 Detective Inspector Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to a horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer that the police are up against. This is two of them. Finding the body used to be the worst part of the job, but 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 whilst the methods might be the same, the manner of the killings is strikingly different. Thorne comes to realize 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

11h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:33


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

29:19


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

30:38


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

31:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

26:38


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

33:00


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

29:37


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:42


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

20:20


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

26:03


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

24:33


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

18:45


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

22:09


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

35:23


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

36:08


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

21:24


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

19:05


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

23:21


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

25:52


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

19:04


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

16:20


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

26:37


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

20:37


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

23:36


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

10:16


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

15:06


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

14:48


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

18:32


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

13:32


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

19:37


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

05:49


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

01:26


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

00:07