Sarah Hilary - Someone Else's Skin (D.I. Marnie Rome 1): Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year - Headline Publishing Group

Someone Else's Skin (D.I. Marnie Rome 1): Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year

By Sarah Hilary

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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.

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, Alex Marwood and Claire Mackintosh.

'A stunning debut' Mark Billingham

Called to a women'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 . . .

Biographical Notes

Sarah Hilary's debut novel SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2015. It was the Observer's Book of the Month ('superbly disturbing'), a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, and has been published worldwide. NO OTHER DARKNESS and TASTES LIKE FEAR continue the DI Marnie Rome series with QUIETER THAN KILLING to follow in early 2017. Sarah lives in Bath.

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  • Publication date: 27 Feb 2014
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A cracking good thriller, tense and unpredictable — Richard Madeley, Richard and Judy Book Club
This crime novel is excellent at unexpected twists — Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club
A stunning debut — Mark Billingham
A slick, stylish debut. And one that certainly got under my skin — Sharon Bolton
This is a corker: twisty, tricksy and, on occasion, seriously scary — Observer
I absolutely loved it. One of the best crime novels - not just debuts - I've read for ages — Martyn Waites
An impressive debut... The book's central theme is domestic violence, which Hilary handles unflinchingly with force and passion. DI Rome is an appealing creation — The Times
So brilliantly put together, unflinching without ever being gratuitous and I love the way Sarah writes - every other page has a line I wish I'd thought of myself. It's the best crime debut I've ever read and deserves to be MASSIVE — Erin Kelly
A thrilling debut — Express magazine
A truly engrossing read from an exceptional new talent. Hilary writes with a beguiling immediacy that pulls you straight into her world on the first page and leaves you bereft when you finish. Intelligent, emotional and totally unexpected in terms of where it goes. I truly loved this book — Alex Marwood
It's a simply superb read - dark and thrilling — Sun
It's meaty, dark and terrifying. Unflinchingly violent and beautifully big-hearted in equal measure. And Sarah's writing is glorious - she tells us things in new ways, gives us a fully fleshed, sensual world to inhabit for the novel — Julia Crouch
A thinking woman's whodunit — Irish Examiner
It has such pace and force. It's very disturbing and builds up to a terrific climax — Helen Dunmore
There's a tough new female detective on the block - Marnie Rome . . . [this] unflinching tale which will get under everyone's skin — Daily Mirror
I think it must be one of the debut novels of next year, if not THE debut novel... (It will be if there is any justice in the world!) — Caro Ramsay
Intelligently and fluently written with a clever plot and an energetic pace, dealing with harrowing topics and shot through with humanity, I think Sarah's onto a winning series and I really look forward to reading the next instalment — Cath Staincliffe
It's written with the verve and assurance of a future star and deserves to be a big hit — Steven Dunne
I finished it today and it's completely brilliant, complex, thrilling, brutal, tender, scary and intriguing. What a great book. The pacing is superb, the plot is compelling, the characters are so well drawn. The ending is ingenious — Richard Jones of Bristol Review of Books
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