May 8, 2012

Dusty Reads #9: In the Dark by Mark Billingham!

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Giselle @ Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on our home shelf for some time. 
Books don't have to be 'x' years old. If you've had the book for a few months without reading it, it's dusty! ;)
A rainy night in London. Shots are fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement, ploughing into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost an innocent victim their life. But the reality is far more sinister...One life is wiped out and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger; an ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. Two weeks away from giving birth, how will she deal with a world where death is an occupational hazard? In a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood, anything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come.


  1. I haven't heard of that book, but it certainly sounds unique. What drew you to it? Do you think you'll wind up reading it?

  2. I haven't heard of this book either but it sounds good!

    My Dusty Reads!

  3. Oh this sounds really good I love intense plots like this!

  4. @Kathy: At first the cover drew me, it looks great in real life, than the synopsys, sounded like a great thriller & in the end the price, it was really cheap for a hardcover, so I bought it last year, but still haven't gotten around to reading it, but I definitely plan to ;)