Someone Else's Skin

Someone Else's Skin

No two victims are alike.

DI Marnie Rome knows this better than most. Five years ago, her family home was the scene of a shocking and bloody crime that left her parents dead and her foster brother in prison. Marnie doesn’t talk much about her personal life, preferring to focus on work. Not even her partner, DS Noah Jake, knows much about Marnie’s past. Though as one of the few gay officers on the force and half Jamaican to boot, Noah’s not one to overshare about his private life either. Now Marnie and Noah are tackling a case of domestic violence, and a different brand of victim.

Hope Proctor stabbed her husband in desperate self-defense. A crowd of witnesses in the domestic violence shelter where she’s staying saw it happen, but none of them are telling quite the same story, and the simple question remains: how did Leo Proctor get in to the secure shelter? Marnie and Noah shouldn’t even have been there when it happened but they were interviewing another resident, Ayana Mirza. They’re trying to get Ayana to testify against her brothers for pouring bleach on her face for bringing dishonor to the family, and blinding her in one eye. But Ayana knows that her brothers are looking for her, and she has no doubt that they’ll kill her this time.

As the violence spirals, engulfing the residents of the women's shelter, Marnie finds herself drawn into familiar territory: A place where the past casts long shadows and she must tread carefully to survive.

Title:Someone Else's Skin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781472207692
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    Someone Else's Skin Reviews

  • Lisa

    WHOA just finished reading SOMEONE ELSE"S Skin by Sarah Hilary & i must say i adored this book It took me on a journey that was enjoyable & had disturbing content.I Thought DI Marnie Rome was one toug...

  • Marnie  (Enchanted Bibliophile)

    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 nameInitially I thought finding a book with a cha...

  • Liz Barnsley

    Coming February 2014 From HeadlineMeet 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 t...

  • Andrea

    Did enjoy the start of this book did enjoy Marnie Rome character,would give it 3.5 I think it dragged on in parts of this book it could of been shorter but still would read the next book in this serie...

  • Cleopatra  Pullen

    I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this new crime novel, after all it takes something quite spectacular to live up to the billing ‘the crime debut of the year,’ especially in February!To be...

  • Emma

    There are so many good reviews of this book and I've gushed about Sarah Hilary elsewhere, so I'm just going to say that if you like crime but you haven't read this series, you're missing out....

  • Best Crime Books & More

    Well, well…now I know what all the fuss is about. I've been reading some great reviews for Sarah Hillary’s debit novel and was excited to see if it lived up to the hype. Thankfully it certainly ti...

  • Rebecca Bradley

    This book has not yet been released. It’s release date is 27th February 2014. I was lucky enough to get a proof copy in my Theakstons crime goody bag at Harrogate last weekend. It was the first book...

  • Anne Coates

    Once in a while I come across a writer and/or book that makes me sit up and take notice. This happened with Someone Else’s Skin – not only has Sarah Hilary produced an action-packed, fast-paced cr...

  • Claire

    Review: Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary 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 Inspecto...