Detective Inspector Marnie Rome and her partner, Detective Sergeant Noah Jake, are investigating the recent discovery of two dead boys in a bunker beneath a London garden. Terry and Beth, under whose garden the bodies were discovered, have two children of their own and are also fostering a difficult boy named Clancy. Clancy reminds Marnie of her foster brother, Stephen, who murdered her parents. Is Marnie's past blinding her to the truth?
DI Marnie Rome knows this better than most. Five years ago, her family home was the scene of a shocking and bloody crime that left her parents dead and her foster brother in prison. Marnie doesn't talk much about her personal life - not even her partner, DS Noah Jake, knows much about Marnie's past. Now Marnie and Noah are tackling a case of domestic violence and a different brand of victim. Hope Proctor stabbed her husband in desperate self-defense. A crowd of witnesses in the domestic violence shelter where she's staying saw it happen, but none of them are telling quite the same story.
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Sometimes staying silent is the only way to survive. 'You only ever ask that. Why did I do it? You never ask what they did.' The winter cold is biting, and a series of assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out into the frosty, mean streets of London far more than they'd like.
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.
From the Richard and Judy bestselling author Sarah Hilary. The phenomenal Marnie Rome returns in the outstanding follow up to the critically acclaimed Someone Else's Skin. 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.
DI Marnie Rome returns in her third novel. You'll never be out of Harm's way. The young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene. A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she wants only to go home. To the one man who understands her. Gives her shelter. Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house. He's the head of her new family. He's Harm.