An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller. 'A tremendous read' - The Sun on The Good Girl Now optioned for a major movie by the company behind Winter's Bone, Babel, Being John Malkovich and the TV series True Detective.
A compulsive debut that reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems...I've been following her for the past few days.
I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works.
I don't know the colour of her eyes or what they look like when they're scared.
But I will. Mia Dennett can't resist a one-night stand with the enigmatic stranger she meets in a bar.
But going home with him might turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life...Don't miss Mary Kubica's next novel, Pretty Baby!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin (UK)
- Publication Date: 01/08/2014
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781848453111
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Review by claireh18
Someone Else's Skin is the 'crime debut of the year', claims the back cover of Sarah Hilary's first novel. Big words to live up to indeed. Detective Inspector Marnie Rome is brilliant at her job and a rising star in the police ranks. She has also had to fight her way back following the murder of her parents. Marnie is dependable and fierce, if only on the surface. There are secrets swirling beneath the surface that Marnie keeps firmly to herself. But secrets have a way of making themselves known. Marnie and her partner, Detective Sargeant Noah Jake, visit a women's refuge to interview one of the residents. At the refuge, they discover the brutal murder of another woman's husband. As the duo investigate, events begin to spiral and the violence escalates. In order to discover the identity of the killer and solve the case, Marnie needs to look closely at her own secrets and face her demons once and for all. In Marnie Rome, Hilary has created a brilliant female lead character. A little flawed by events beyond her control, Marnie throws herself into work to keep herself sane. But this case comes a little too close to home. Throughout the book, Marnie comes across as dependable and highly skilled at her job, but a more vulnerable and entirely human side shows through the hard exterior at times. Utterly endearing, Marnie's character is bound to strike a chord with readers of all ages. The author has created a brilliantly constructed series of events that test Marnie and Noah to the limit, with both detectives being sucked into the eye of the hurricane. This novel really kept me guessing with its twists and turns. Every time I thought I had sussed it out, I was pleasantly surprised by being proven wrong. I really struggled to put this book down. I kept falling asleep and dropping the book, which woke me up so I could read just one more chapter! Apologies to my hubby and our dogs for the disturbed sleep! Someone Else's Skin grabbed my attention from the outset, pulled me in and then flung me out like a wet dishcloth at the end! Utterly enthralling.I'm really excited about this new crime author and I'm really looking forward to reading her next novel. Thanks to the bookbridgr team for the review copy I received in return for an honest review.