D.B. Thorne

D. B. Thorne has worked as a writer for the last 15 years, originally in advertising, then in television and radio comedy. He has written material for many comedians, including Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, David Mitchell and Bob Mortimer. He was a major contributor to the BAFTA-winning Armstrong and Miller Show, and has worked on shows including Facejacker, Harry and Paul and Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Troll is his fourth novel.



From the irresistible premise to the heart-thumping conclusion, Troll is incredibly clever, frequently terrifying and brilliantly written
Holly Seddon, bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe

A clever and gripping page-turner; Thorne takes our worst nightmare about living our lives online and turns it into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with deadly stakes. Will make you want to step away from your laptop immediately.
Sanjida Kay, author of Bone by Bone

Dark, chilling
Daily Mail

This is a potent mixture of an authentic, brutal crime story, told with a neat line in dialogue and an appealing hero.
Daily Mail on East of Innocence

Everyone has a picture of an Essex crime novel. But David Thorne's East of Innocence is a fresh take on this famous county.
Patrick Neale, Bookseller on East of Innocence

This is a carefully plotted thriller, realistic in its violence and with strong memorable characters. Soon to be adapted into a TV series, it is fast paced and edgy without losing any of its credibility.
We Love This Book on East of Innocence

A slick, fast-moving and thoroughly readable novel.
Crime Fiction Lover on East of Innocence

A feisty and likeable hero... punchy and fast-paced.
Scotsman on Nothing Sacred

Authentic, fast-moving and with a wry ear for dialogue.
Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail on East of Innocence