Introducing DI Marnie Rome, Someone Else's Skin will enthral fans of Val McDermid and Mo Hayder. Devastating, brilliant, and heralding an outstanding new talent in crime fiction, this is the crime debut of the year.
Some secrets keep you safe, others will destroy you....
Detective Inspector Marnie Rome. Dependable; fierce; brilliant at her job; a rising star in the ranks. Everyone knows how Marnie fought to come back from the murder of her parents, but very few know what is going on below the surface. Because Marnie has secrets she won't share with anyone. But then so does everyone. Certainly those in the women's shelter Marnie and Detective Sergeant Noah Jake visit on that fateful day. The day when they arrive to interview a resident, only to find one of the women's husbands, who shouldn't have been there, lying stabbed on the floor.
As Marnie and Noah investigate the crime further, events begin to spiral and the violence escalates. Everyone is keeping secrets, some for survival and some, they suspect, to disguise who they really are under their skin. Now, if Marnie is going to find the truth she will have to face her own demons head on. Because the time has come for secrets to be revealed....
©2014 Sarah Hilary (P)2014 Headline Digital
'The other cat!'
Not sure that the story was really believable but I enjoyed the story
A new detective with an interesting family history, a dark secret that wasn't dark, and an interesting sidekick.
Despite this sounding negative, I really enjoyed the book and will be looking out for more Sarah Hilary books.
Say something about yourself!
This book is well written and well performed. It challenges our misconceptions about domestic violence.
The story was very good and and I found the main character DI Marnie Rome very believable along with her gay partner Noah.
The asian girl having bleach poured into her eyes.
This was my first Abigail Thaw but it will not be my last
the domestic abuse and control and the need to inflict pain saddened me.
The subject matter makes for some depressingly realistic reading but the story is very engaging and I couldn't find fault with anything
literally spent first 6 hours wondering what was going on.
then when I started understanding it, the story didn't engage me at all. listened to the end just incase it changed but it didn't.
yes because of the narrator, i could never put the voices in my head as eloquently.
Harry Binghams series.
I enjoyed them all.
yes it was quite moving in parts.
Excellent narration and book, no more on audible of this author or narrator but hopefully there will be more.
I was recommended to this book by a friend and was not disappointed, it well deserves the Theakston's prize. Well rounded characters and a plot full of intrigue, I look forward to Sarah's next novel.
I have just rediscovered my love for reading, cardmaking is my main hobby, I am curious and love the odd glass of merlot with friends
I was gripped and intrigued by the main character DI Marnie Rome. This is book number one of a trilogy based on Marnie and serves as an introduction to her and how she works as a police officer and as always with a female lead something terrible and horrific happened in her past. The difference here is It shapes her and consumes her to the point that it interferes with her case. She seems intent on trying to get into the mind of the person who committed this terrible past crime and she almost misses vital information and kicks herself for arriving late at the answer of her current investigation which leads to a gripping finale towards the end of the book. Sarah Hilary's writing made me imagine it as a film but wonder how it would translate. Sarah does not gloss over some of the violent scenes she describes it as if it were happening as you can imagine. Brilliant read, I will be reading book two and wonder if this past character will show up as Marnie does not seem done with him yet!
Reduce the length by about a third. Seemed to go on forever.
Different narrator. Plot more tightly, Characters more depth and personality.
Less plummy Home Counties narration. Flat and lifeless.
Boredom. Gave up after 4 hours' listening, should have done earlier, but I'd paid for it.
I listen to lots of thrillers and procedurals. Some I like and follow the author's other work. This wasn't one of them.
I wanted to like this story, but. Overall I found it quite depressing and tedious. I didn't really engage with any of he characters and ended up not really interested in what happened or why.
Although it's full of twists and turns, I found it dull and not particularly well written.
Even, dull, flat.
Not for me and not tempted to read more in a. Series.
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