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

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

Part of the D.I. Marnie Rome series

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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 BillinghamCalled 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 . . .


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781472207692

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DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake visit a women's refuge to talk to a woman who was brutally assaulted to try and get her to testify against her attackers. When they get there they discover the husband of one of the other residents laying on the floor having been stabbed. It is this attack that then takes centre stage in the story.This book started like any other police procedural and whilst I was liking it, it wasn't blowing me away. However, then there was a twist in the tale, which I had guessed at but which made it all much more interesting. I particularly liked Rome and thought she was a promising character to take forward into a series. She's flawed and has demons in her past.I enjoyed reading this crime thriller. It didn't make my heart race but it's well-written and had a good plot.