is your one-word review of BURIED by Mark Billingham: Amazing.
Incapable of writing badly, Billingham ups his own ante with his
sixth novel featuring London Detective Inspector Tom Thorne.
Billingham’s trademark elements are all in place here and
kicking along on eight cylinders. First and foremost, there is a
mystery, puzzling and intriguing, with a clock ticking loudly in
the background. In the case of BURIED, the mystery is the
kidnapping of teenager Luke Mullen, done in plain sight and with
the apparent cooperation --- at least initially --- of the victim.
Actually, there is more than one mystery connected with the