Die of Shame

Die of ShameDie of Shame by Mark Billingham

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It took me a long time to get into Die of Shame, which is set in an addicts support group, I found it hard at first to care about many of the characters, so there wasn’t that much incentive to pick the book up and carry on reading. The book switches between before and after the murder of one of the group’s members and there were some annoying devices littered throughout the story such as where the author deliberately doesn’t tell you at first who has been murdered, the characters just have conversations where they refer to the victim as she or her, which just seemed so put on by Billingham. However, in probably about the last third of the book, the story does pick up and the characters start to feel more well rounded, although I did correctly guess from pretty early on, who the killer was.

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