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A mesmerising, gripping novel from the winner of the 2015 Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year for SOMEONE ELSE’S SKIN. . Perfect for readers of Clare Mackintosh and Alex Marwood.
‘Written with the verve and assurance of a future star’ Helen Dunmore

Two young boys.Trapped underground in a bunker.

Five years later, the boys’ bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome’s career begins. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them. For no-one has reported them missing – and it seems she is the only person to care.

Reviews

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
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