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- Publisher: Headline Digital
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 27 Feb. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IAGAFPQ
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The novel begins with Marnie and Jake visiting a women's refuge to speak to one of the women in the hope of persuading her to act as a witness in a current case. Let's just say, because I don't want to give anything away, what they discover at the refuge leads them into a series of shocking events with far reaching consequences particularly for Marnie, who already has enough demons in her past.
There are some nicely worked angles around control and manipulation highlighting how abuse works on many levels, not just the physical, and Sarah Hillary does her best to keep it real. I could believe in these women and their situation. There was a point when I understood exactly where the plot was heading but I remained gripped through to the ending.
Any negatives?. The only weakness, and this is just a personal opinion, was the involvement of a male police officer in the initial stages of coaxing the female victim of male brutality to help the police. That just didn't work for me, however; I will certainly look for this author again in the future and I'm happy to recommend.
It starts off with Marnie Rome visiting her parents house, where her parents have been killed, Wow what an opening for a book, you just know if it's kicking off with something like that, it can only get better. And Yes it does. And then Better and then some more.
I keep saying I am not giving too much away in my review, and don't believe I have given anything away as this is the opener for the book, It tells you this in the blurb.
We then Jump forward 5 years.
And DI Marnie Rome and her Partner DS Noah Jake have a case to solve, and visit a woman refuge, where what seemed like a simple straight forward speak to someone, turns out to be nothing like straight forward. We are thrown again into yet more murder, and this is when you just know you are going to struggle to put this book down.
A brilliant, gripping read. Keeps your attention all the way through.
And having only just read it, I am now so so ready for more from this author. I think she has written a fantastic book here, and I really look forward to reading more from this superb author.
I had seen quite a few great reviews on this book, and some fellow bloggers were raving about it. So I had to read it, and I'm so so glad that i did. I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a paperback copy of this book.
I have since bought the book on Kindle so my Mother could read it, as I know she will also enjoy it.
I did have a couple of gripes about the book. It was a little repetitive at times, especially with the questioning of the women in the refuge. My main thing though was the refuge itself. I don't know anything about refuges really, but I was surprised when the main member of staff there was a man, Ed. I would have thought that women arriving at a refuge would generally have been so traumatised that it would have taken a long time for them to be able to be in the company of any man, and that staff would have been female. For the same reason, I found it a bit weird that Marnie took Noah with her to the refuge, and not another female officer.
That having been said, this really is a cracking read, a complex and thought provoking tale filled with suspense and action, and I am looking forward to the author's next book.
After the first few lines, I fell into Someone Else’s Skin and down the scary rabbit hole with the willingness of a trusting child. I'm hard to scare but the author extracted enough bug-eyed moments from me to convince me that this book marks a new era in crime novel writing.
DI Marnie Rome, the main protagonist, is different. Without being a ‘maverick’ or any other kind of stereotype, frankly, she settles onto the page like someone you might know. Even her backstory, unusual & harrowing as it is, sits well on the page and you accept it. You accept her. She’s the new cop on the block and she takes no prisoners. And yet she is satisfyingly normal, with enough vulnerability to make us carry on liking her.
The setting is a women’s refuge, largely unexplored in fiction (to my knowledge) and while the author deals with the inherent issues sensitively, she pulls no punches. She touches on other horrors too, including the evil that is FGM.
This is a cleverly conceived story; the characters perfectly drawn. Marnie Rome’s relationships with her colleagues feel real. As does her empathy for the women she comes into such intimate and distressing contact with. The short chapters work brilliantly. They run like a film, each scene is a snapshot that embeds itself, urges you on, keeps you up well past the witching hour. I found it hard to put down. When the twist came it was like a knife. It came out of left field and I wanted to hate it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book took the reader through a difficult story of abuse and power. Throughout there are hints at the past Of DI Rome, something that appealed to me; as if we had joined her... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
I've recently heard a lot of very good things about Sarah Hilary and the DI Marnie Rome series, and as a result when I started this book I was slightly apprehensive due to the hype... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Gilbster
I started off really enjoying this book and was quite upset reading the one and two star reviews, but the more I read the less I liked it. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Archie
Great start to the series....well rounded character's.
Truly moving subject.
I love it when I find a new series to really get my teeth into and delighted to find it here with DI Marnie Rome and her DS Noah Jakes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tracy Fells
This was a gritty story. The subject matter was Dark but I think Sarah Hillary handled it well. Some readers may feel uncomfortable with it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer