Thursday 26 February 2015

Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary

The story opens with DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake visiting a women’s refuge looking to convince a resident to testify against her violent brothers when they find themselves in the midst of a violent crime scene.  One of the other residents has stabbed her husband in full view of a number of witnesses. You would be forgiven for thinking this would be an ‘open-and-shut case’, but is there something more sinister as the case unfolds?  Our duo find that not everything is as it seems.  DI Marnie Rome also has her own hidden past and has had to deal with her own demons over the past 5 years.

I have received No Other Darkness for review so I  thought it'd be best to pick this novel up first to get to know the main character DI Rome, along with DS Jake & the rest of her team.

This is the first book by Sarah Hillary and what a debut it was, I didn't just like it, I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves thrillers or crime fiction books . There were a few twists in it, which I love as I was convinced that I'd worked out what had happened that day of the stabbing in the womens refuge when I was halfway through and I definitely wasn't expecting the twist. 

Sarah Hillary has skillfully drawn the threads of the plot together so all the pieces fall into place but leave us with a sense of wanting more and leaves you hungry to see what happens next, especially for the strong female protagonist, Marnie.  It is very well written and researched too.  I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing No Other Darkness.

This book is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores.


  1. Think DI Marnie Rome is set for bigger things :)
    Great book!

  2. No Other Darkness is even better! Love Love Love the Marnie Rome series