#BookReview of Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary @sarah_hilary @headlinepg #DIMarnieRome

Posted December 30, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 8 Comments

#BookReview of Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary @sarah_hilary @headlinepg #DIMarnieRomeSomeone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary
Series: DI Marnie Rome #1
Published by Headline on February 27 2014

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 to come 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 and Detective Sergeant Noah Jake visit on that fateful day. The day when they arrive to interview a resident, only to find one of the women's husbands, who shouldn't have been there, lying stabbed on the floor.

As Marnie and Noah investigate the crime further, events begin to spiral and the violence escalates. Everyone is keeping secrets, some for survival and some, they suspect, to disguise who they really are under their skin.
Now, if Marnie is going to find the truth she will have to face her own demons head on. Because the time has come for secrets to be revealed...

My Review

Ok, another book to add to my own personal reading this year. I bought this book for my birthday and have not been able to read. I cracked open my kindle and this book did not let me go! Jesus what a ride! Someone Else’s Skin is a harrowing, thriller about abuse. This book needs to come with a warning, a warning that you will spend a lot of your time holding your breath, that you will be on edge, that despite the ending you have zero relief and that after you really need something fluffy to read. I mean just wow!

This introduction to Marnie Rome and Noah Jake is blinking brilliant. Marnie has a hard past, a past that she can’t decide whether to embrace or destroy. She throws herself into her work as it’s the only way she can cope and on doing so forgets to let people in. Noah, man I love Noah, he is Marnie’s partner, he is Jamaican and he is gay and he is badass. He has to deal with rubbish from Carling another officer in the team, Carling who thinks he is such a macho man he misses glaringly obvious clues when faced with them.

The book is split into two parts. Part 1, you have the build-up to Hope Proctor, the victim, in a woman refuge who has stabbed her husband when he somehow got into the refuge. Ayana, a woman on the run from her family suspects something is wrong with the stabbing that took place, and then she goes missing. Then Hope goes missing with Simone another woman in the refuge. What is going on?!

Part 2 and it all goes bat shit crazy! When you have a reveal and I suspected it was coming, still rocked me. Although I suspected it, I still didn’t think it would happen! Wow! Now I am on edge, now I don’t know what to think and now I am scared for Rome and Jake!

I finally have survived the book, I am now left needing the second book straight away. I am left with an open ending but I also need to read something light and fluffy to get rid of some of that darkness that got under my skin. It is a terrific book but it’s dark and harrowing and messed up! I know I’ve read it now but it’s going down for my 2020 book contender for sure! I need to get more of Marnie in my life, I need more of her story. I need more Noah. I need more answers!!!!!!

I can’t believe I haven’t read this one before and that it’s taken me so long to get there. But I am here now and I’m carrying on my journey!

Until next time xxx

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