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Tastes Like Fear (D.I. Marnie Rome 3) Hardcover – 7 Apr 2016
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Brilliant. I put everything else aside when I have one of her books in the house (Alex Marwood)
A tense, terrifying tale of obsession and possession . . . a writer at the top of her game (Alison Graham Radio Times)
One of Britain's best new crime writers (Daily Mail)
A truly chilling exploration of control, submission and the desire to step out of a normal life (Eva Dolan)
Marnie goes from strength to strength... this one drips with the gritty, dirty, danger of the urban wastelands around the river (Julia Crouch)
Highly compelling and atmospheric... the storyline and characters involved me completely, from the very first (Kate Rhodes)
Hilary's depiction of 13-year-old Laura Beswick, Loz, is heartbreaking and convincing. This pacy, easy-reading novel is lifted by its perceptive examination of the distress of girls who don't believe they fit their allotted space in the world and the agony of the parents who try to make them understand how deeply they are loved (N. J. Cooper)
Writes with an effortless ease and fervour that displays what an accomplished writer she is (Crimespree magazine)
Tastes Like Fear is quality intelligent crime, with enough twists to keep you glued to the page and a massive dose of terrifying anticipation (Northern Crime blog)
Tastes Like Fear is an extraordinary depiction of psychological and economic violence that is genuinely chilling (Pam Reader blog)
Sarah Hilary won the 2015 Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year with her debut, the 2014 Richard and Judy pick SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN. She followed up with NO OTHER DARKNESS, proclaimed as 'riveting' by Lisa Gardner and 'truly mesmerising' by David Mark. Now D.I. Marnie Rome returns. Home is where Harm lies...See all Product description
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The author seems to delight in exposing all the dark corners in this world.
Based in Battersea, a place I have lived in and know well, has increased the realism for me, with the sheer accuracy of the setting and the life force of the place.
Teenage girls go missing all the time, especially in London, and for a multitude of reasons. Not many people seem to care as much as Marnie Rome about their well being.
I love the attention to detail in this creepy thriller. The concise plotting is so tense you will find it hard to take a breath.
At times the story was too real, dealing as it does with children’s fates, but Sarah Hilary handles it with a great deal of sensitivity and care.
Looking forward to the next book, Quieter Than Killing, with anticipation.
Harm is Hilary’s creepiest perpetrator to date – the book is full of danger and fear as befits a great crime thriller. It makes you hold your breath. And there’s enough backstory to inform a new reader; not too much for those of us already familiar with Marnie’s previous. So to speak.
Once again the author tackles an issue we all know about but often don’t see. She's working her way through our modern day social ills, forcing us to look with our eyes wide open, daring us to look away. In the same way she tackled domestic abuse and the tragedy of postpartum psychosis, in this third book Hilary rips apart the reality of homelessness and in particular how it impacts of the lives of children and young teens. It’s a story about lost girls and spares no one’s sensibilities – it’s Ken Loach on paper, wrapped in an extra layer of wickedness … and harm…
“ ‘I remember hearing a pregnant woman on the news … from an estate like this one. It might even have been this one. Saying how she despaired of having another daughter, knowing what was in store for her … in some ways the girls have it worst…’
… Lost girls, their identities already corroded…”
And Marnie Rome’s maturing and splendid sidekick Noah Jake gives the lie to the myth that all coppers are bastards. I believe in Jake because I believe in the rest of Ms Hilary’s fictional characters (the flawed police officers and the decent ones alike.) I can’t get enough of them. Highly recommended. Bring on book four! (Not enough stars!)
Hilary’s descriptive technique is first class and something she particularly excels at in her writing, she writes: “She wasn’t making a sound, not a sound, but her whole face was screaming,” and here “St Thomas’s smelt the same as always, a squeaky top layer of clean with sour base notes of bodies.”
Hilary explores a whole new level of darkness in the antagonist of her novel, a character called Harm who has been collecting girls off the street, girls who are homeless and have nowhere else to go. He houses them, feeds them and keeps the warm but there is something sinister about Harm and you certainly do not want him to turn his back.
You will not be disappointed with this book; Hilary’s writing grabs you from the first page and will certainly leave you wanting more.
Homelessness among teenagers makes up a large part of the story, as does life on a rough London housing estate. Marnie and her colleague Noah try and solve the case using the clues that they pick up along the way. Marnie is such a strong character and she has her own background which has given her the personality she has, and this is brought up throughout this book. It is a real page turner, has a number of twists along the way and sums up thriller perfectly.
Although this is the third novel with Marnie Rome, it could be read as a stand alone. A great read, I highly recommend it.
I would like to thank Netgalley and Headline for an advance copy of Tastes Like Fear in return for an honest review.