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

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

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 . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 27th February 2014

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781472207715

Reviews

A slick, stylish debut. And one that certainly got under my skin
Sharon Bolton
A thrilling debut
Express magazine
It's written with the verve and assurance of a future star and deserves to be a big hit
Steven Dunne
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 has such pace and force. It's very disturbing and builds up to a terrific climax
Helen Dunmore
This crime novel is excellent at unexpected twists
Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club
I absolutely loved it. One of the best crime novels - not just debuts - I've read for ages
Martyn Waites
A thinking woman's whodunit
Irish Examiner
It's a simply superb read - dark and thrilling
Sun
There's a tough new female detective on the block - Marnie Rome . . . [this] unflinching tale which will get under everyone's skin
Daily Mirror
This is a corker: twisty, tricksy and, on occasion, seriously scary
Observer
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
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
A cracking good thriller, tense and unpredictable
Richard Madeley, Richard and Judy Book Club
A stunning debut
Mark Billingham
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
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
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
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