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
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"Very Good listen"
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
"I enjoyed this book"
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.
"excellent narration, realistic plot."
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.
"Got to chapter 16!"
No, crime fiction is my favourite genre.
It was okay, but nit great.
This book may improve further in. I reached chapter 16 and was not at all engaged, so gave up and will return it. I just found it rather dull. None of the characters had any depth at all by that point. I felt like the findings of a medical examination on one of the women were there in an attempt to shock, and up the tension. It did neither for me. I guess I have read/listened to too many crime fiction books. Ultimately, I feel this isn't worth my time.
"Gripping from start to finish"
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.
"Rather dark but gripping in parts"
My first try at Sarah Hilary's work. The characters are well drawn and the pictures painted by her words are vivid. Too much emphasis on violence and menace for my taste but the suspense was kept til the end and overall an interesting story.
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!
"An okay story. A bit unconventional."
An okay storyline with and interesting and unconventional angle which is the thing that helps keep the interest in the story going.
Several twists to the narrative also help.
Recommended but not the best I have listened to.
I also wonder how much the story was manipulated in order to place a well worn cliche towards the end?
This book is well written and well performed. It challenges our misconceptions about domestic violence.
Great. Fab ending good all round storytelling and different look forward to the next book
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