Winner of the Theakston's 2015 Crime Novel of the Year, and a 2014 Richard and Judy Book Club pick. SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN has been acclaimed as 'stunning' by Mark Billingham and 'superbly disturbing' by the Observer. Introducing DI Marnie Rome, this powerful novel that will enthral fans of Val McDermid and Mo Hayder.
Called to a woman's refuge to take a routine witness statement, DI Marnie Rome instead walks in on an attempted murder.
Trying to uncover the truth from layers of secrets, Marnie finds herself confronting her own demons.
Because she, of all people, knows that it can be those closest to us we should fear the most . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With competition so fierce, crime fiction can be a tough genre to crack. But British author Sarah Hilary has a gift for writing about startlingly dark subject matter with skillful subtlety. Her first three thrillers introduce us to London-based D.I. Marnie Rome: a tough, captivating protagonist. In Someone Else’s Skin, Rome investigates a women’s refuge and unearths a lurid web of violence. Soon, the detective’s own macabre backstory weaves its way into a devastating tale.
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Someone Else's Skin
Really enjoyed this detective novel: very 'real' characters; gripping story; fast paced and really well written.
Wow this book is gripping from the outset as we learn about the event which haunts DI Marnie Rome and echoes throughout the story.
The author has taken what could have been a mundane, cliched story of domestic abuse and turned it into a real page turner. Whenever the reader thinks they can see where this is going, they may well have to think again. The timing and progress of the narrative are tight, the characters and their interactions are credible and the descriptions are subtle. The author doesn't paint by numbers but shows us her characters with skilful strokes, adding shades here and colour there. We get the picture fully but not all in one go and that applies as equally to the rolling out of the plot as it does to the descriptions of the characters.
It does not surprise me that this novel was a prize winner, it certainly deserves all the accolades and plaudits available to it. I am looking forward greatly to the next book in the series
I loved it. Had me hooked. I want to know more, I'm hoping the next book will give me more insight in to what happened with her parents.
This book has some lovely twists and I fell for them! I figured it out as she did. An interesting insight in to how society views men and women.
I really enjoyed this book.