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Quieter Than Killing (D.I. Marnie Rome 4)

By Sarah Hilary

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Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, returns with a new DI Marnie Rome novel, QUIETER THAN KILLING. A vigilante is at loose on the streets. A child is in danger. Sometimes staying silent is the only way to survive...

A gripping, chilling and twisty novel from Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, returns with a new DI Marnie Rome novel, QUIETER THAN KILLING. For fans of Val McDermid, Alex Marwood and Claire Mackintosh

'Hilary is my drop-everything writer; always original, always bang-on psychologically, always gripping. I am a huge fan' Alex Marwood

'Tremendous' Ian Rankin

It's winter, the nights are dark and freezing, and a series of assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out onto streets of London. When Marnie's family home is ransacked, there are signs that the burglary can have only been committed by someone who knows her.

Someone out there is playing games. It is time for both Marnie and Noah to face the truth about the creeping, chilling reaches of a troubled upbringing.

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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  • ISBN: 9781472226471
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 432
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Hilary belts out a corker of a story, all wrapped up in her vivid, effortless prose. If you're not reading this series of London-set police procedurals then you need to start right away — Observer, Thriller of the Month
Sarah Hilary writes beautifully and unflinchingly; a dark, disturbing and thought-provoking chiller of a thriller — Peter James
Sarah Hilary's debut, Someone Else's Skin,was widely acclaimed and won lots of awards. Quieter Than Killing, her fourth, is even more impressive, and DI Marnie Rome is up there in the top division of fictional female detectives — The Times
Hilary is my drop-everything writer; always original, always bang-on psychologically, always gripping. I am a huge fan — Alex Marwood
Descriptively chilling, completely addictive and with a set of characters and storylines that just dig deep into your subconscious and stay there. Sarah Hilary, with the Marnie Rome series, is without doubt one of the top UK crime writers working today — Lizlovesbooks
It's dark, it's brilliant, and it tightens like a noose. Sarah Hilary is downright dangerous. — Mick Herron
Another tense and chilling book by one of my favourite authors. I was up way past my bedtime devouring each page — Tracy Fenton, Founder of THE Book Club and www.compulsivereaders.com
A compelling read, emotionally intense and intelligent. I love her fierce, flawed characters — Cath Staincliffe
As tense, twisty, tremendous as ever, Sarah Hilary's QUIETER THAN KILLING nails it — Angela Clarke
Hilary's writing is as precise and deadly as a fine blade. Quieter Than Killing is by turns terrifying and tender, with a twisty, gripping plot where no good deed goes unpunished. This is a fine addition to a superb series — Jane Casey
The most poignant entry in the series so far — Sunday Express, S Magazine
Well written, well researched and full of issues that set you thinking, Quieter Than Killing is as impressive as it is gripping — Book Oxygen
Hilary writes with a menacing intensity...[a] dark, atmospheric novel layered with complexities, keeping the reader guessing throughout and its twist will undoubtedly take your breath away. You will finish the book desperate to read more. — Daily Express
Masterful — Woman & Home
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
It has such pace and force. It's very disturbing and builds up to a terrific climax — Helen Dunmore
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
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
Hilary belts out a corker of a story, all wrapped up in her vivid, effortless prose. If you're not reading this series of London-set police procedurals then you need to start right away
Sarah Hilary writes beautifully and unflinchingly; a dark, disturbing and thought-provoking chiller of a thriller
Sarah Hilary's debut, Someone Else's Skin,was widely acclaimed and won lots of awards. Quieter Than Killing, her fourth, is even more impressive, and DI Marnie Rome is up there in the top division of fictional female detectives
Hilary is my drop-everything writer; always original, always bang-on psychologically, always gripping. I am a huge fan
Descriptively chilling, completely addictive and with a set of characters and storylines that just dig deep into your subconscious and stay there. Sarah Hilary, with the Marnie Rome series, is without doubt one of the top UK crime writers working today
It's dark, it's brilliant, and it tightens like a noose. Sarah Hilary is downright dangerous.
Another tense and chilling book by one of my favourite authors. I was up way past my bedtime devouring each page
A compelling read, emotionally intense and intelligent. I love her fierce, flawed characters
As tense, twisty, tremendous as ever, Sarah Hilary's QUIETER THAN KILLING nails it
Hilary's writing is as precise and deadly as a fine blade. Quieter Than Killing is by turns terrifying and tender, with a twisty, gripping plot where no good deed goes unpunished. This is a fine addition to a superb series
The most poignant entry in the series so far
Well written, well researched and full of issues that set you thinking, Quieter Than Killing is as impressive as it is gripping
Hilary writes with a menacing intensity...[a] dark, atmospheric novel layered with complexities, keeping the reader guessing throughout and its twist will undoubtedly take your breath away. You will finish the book desperate to read more.
Masterful
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Come and Find Me (DI Marnie Rome Book 5)

Sarah Hilary
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Sarah Hilary

Gripping, tense, twisty and full of emotional insight, COME AND FIND ME is Sarah Hilary's Marnie Rome 5 book, for fans of Mick Herron or Clare Mackintosh. 'Hilary belts out a corker of a story, all wrapped up in her vivid, effortless prose. If you're not reading this series of London-set police procedurals then you need to start right away' ObserverOn the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention.DI Marnie Rome understands obsession. She's finding it hard to give up her own addiction to a dangerous man: her foster brother, Stephen Keele. She wasn't able to save her parents from Stephen. She lives with that guilt every day. As the hunt for Vokey gathers pace, Marnie fears one of the women may have found him - and is about to pay the ultimate price.

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Sarah Hilary
Authors:
Sarah Hilary

Have you discovered DI Marnie Rome yet? Winner of the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year, and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. In a debut deemed 'stunning' by Mark Billingham, DI Marnie Rome is called to a women's refuge to take a routine witness statement, where she 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 . . . Followed by the visceral NO OTHER DARKNESS, in which the bodies of two young boys are discovered, trapped in an underground bunker, huddled against one another for warmth. Who put them there? Why has it taken five years to find them? Who are they? So begins one of the most difficult and traumatic cases of DI Marnie Rome's career. Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out just who they are and what happened to them. For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this . . . Once you've discovered Marnie Rome, you won't want to let her go.

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Tastes Like Fear (D.I. Marnie Rome 3)

Sarah Hilary
Authors:
Sarah Hilary

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 in her third novel.The young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene.A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants 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.D.I. Marnie Rome has faced many dangerous criminals but she has never come up against a man like Harm. She thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face.Because when Harm's family is threatened, everything tastes like fear...

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No Other Darkness (D.I. Marnie Rome 2)

Sarah Hilary
Authors:
Sarah Hilary

Sarah Hilary, winner of the 2015 Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year for SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN returns with the phenomenal follow-up to the critically acclaimed Richard and Judy pick. David Mark says that NO OTHER DARKNESS is 'truly mesmerising', with Eva Dolan calling it 'utterly gripping'. D.I. Marnie Rome is back with her most complex case to date.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. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them.For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this...Praise for SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN:'A stunning debut' Mark Billingham'A slick, stylish debut. And one that certainly got under my skin' Sharon Bolton'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

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Sarah Hilary
Authors:
Sarah Hilary

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 . . .

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