Marnie Rome crime series
Two young boys.Trapped underground in a bunker.Unable to understand why they are there.Desperate for someone to find them.Slowly realising that no-one will...Five years later, the boys' bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome's career begins. Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them.For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this...You can pre-order No Other Darkness here.
This is a terrific first book, and one of the best first books that I've read. It explores violence, particularly against women, and its consequences with a new take on this type of violence.You can read Michelle's full review here. You can buy Someone Else's Skin here.
"This is a clever, fluent book with a riveting narrative and disturbing psychological insights. It kept me riveted, and with a nod to the cliche, it really did feel as if my heart was in my mouth while I read it. It is a while since I have read anything quite so compelling. I loved Someone Else’s Skin but in No Other Darkness, Sarah Hilary explores her characters with forensic insight and serious skill. It’s only January, but I will be very lucky if I read anything better this year."You can preorder No Other Darkness here.
'Anyone who loved ‘Someone Else’s Skin’ will not be disappointed with the new Marnie Rome. Sarah Hilary writes the best crime reads. Emotionally intelligent and compelling.'
First-time UK novelist Sarah Hilary is another talent to be watched, her debut, Someone Else’s Skin (Headline £7.99), a standout of the year. The first in a series to star DI Marnie Rome, it is set around an attempted murder in a London women’s refuge but travels to even darker territory, as Rome confronts her own past and the murder of her parents by their foster son and falls into the sphere of real evil. Hilary vies with Beukes for most unsettling scene of the year.