Someone Else's Skin
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.
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I Thought DI Marnie Rome was one tough nut who would always come to the right conclusion i also had a connection to DS Noah Jake was likable & a very strong character.
Sarah Hilary is a very accomplished author with such subjects as female genital mutilation Spousal abuse & racism issues in one read which many authors ...more
This year I'm doing a Reading Challenge; so I have 26 books with specific subjects that I need to read.
Book 14:A book with a character with your first name
Initially I thought finding a book with a character with my first name would be difficult, but when then my research prove me so wrong that I actually could pick and choose.
Picking Someone Else's Skin was really an excellent choice!
I fell right into the story.
'DI Rome, slayer of dragons.'
I like the complexity of the characters; especially ...more
Meet DI Marnie Rome. Several years ago she suffered a tragic loss to a violent act...since then she has struggled to come to terms with it despite her protestations that she is fine. When she walks in on another act of violence at a local womens shelter a journey begins for her and those around her that will take your breath away.....
This was a heart stopping rollercoaster of a ride from start to finish. Brilliantly imagined, totally convincing and utterly ...more
To begin with we have the DI, Marnie Rome who has a troubled past. So far so normal for a crime novel, but in her case her back story include murdered parents which has left her determined to succeed in her job, although her personal life seems a little bleak. Her partner is DS Noah Jake, a Jamaican and gay, ...more
Hilary’s style is enthralling. She captures you in the scene and holds you there effortlessly. Her words flow and her characters ...more
I won’t discuss the plot – as I am sure other reviewers have done – and so no spoilers! Suffice ...more
Marnie Rome and her partner, Noah Jake are visiting a women's refuge to interview a victim. They become caught up in a knife attack. A man has broken into the house and his wife has stabbed him in the chest. Slowly we are drawn into the world of domestic abuse, of it's survivors and it's perpetrators. Sometimes it is not clear who is innocent and who is guilty. As three of the residents of the women's refuge go ...more
Detective Inspector Marnie Rome has seen plenty of murder and mayhem in her life, both professionally and personally. When she is assigned a case involving an honour based crime, it brings more than she had bargained for. Herself and DS Noah Jake find themselves at the centre of an attempted murder in a women's refuge. Someone is not telling the truth and the witnesses are all abused women with plenty of ...more
Detective Inspector Marnie Rome and Detective Sergeant Noah Jake are investigating a crime and visiting a women's refuge to interview one of the residents. What they discover when they arrive is a man lying seriously injured on the floor, he's been stabbed and is the husband of one of the women. Suddenly Marnie and Noah are in charge of a complex investigation and one that soon spirals out of control.
As well as a couple of storylines concerning the refuge there is also ...more
I was almost sceptical when I started this one--it felt like there was too much information given away too quickly, like the mystery was missing. And now, even having finished it, I feel like it wasn't the typical mystery. The reveal was closer to the 60% mark than the 90% mark, how I normally like it.
But, surprisingly enough, I still loved this book. It was gripping, and the reveal was brilliant, even if a bit early.
But the characters made it. It's rare that I connect to every single ...more
Really enjoyed this. The start kind of lost me a bit with all the leads and different routes it may have taken but then it came together and it had me hooked.
A new favorite detective to add to the list!
Some secrets keep you safe, others will destroy you…
Detective Inspector Marnie Rome. Dependable; fierce; brilliant at her job; a rising star in the ranks. Everyone knows how Marnie fought back from the murder of her parents, but very few know what is going on below the surface. Because Marnie has secrets she won’t share with anyone.
But then so does everyone. Certainly those in the women’s shelter Marnie ...more
I knew I would love ...more
There are different threads to ...more
We are introduced DI Marnie Rome and her team. Rome and one of her sergeants, Noah Jake arrive at a women's refuge to quiz a woman about the misdemeanours of her brothers only to find a man bleeding to death from a stab wound and his wife in a state. This chance ...more
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