Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, returns with a new DI Marnie Rome novel, QUIETER THAN KILLING. A vigilante is at loose on the streets. A child is in danger. Sometimes staying silent is the only way to survive...
Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, returns with a new DI Marnie Rome novel, QUIETER THAN KILLING. For fans of Val McDermid, Alex Marwood and Claire Mackintosh
'Hilary is my drop-everything writer; always original, always bang-on psychologically, always gripping. I am a huge fan' Alex Marwood
'Tremendous' Ian Rankin
It's winter, the nights are dark and freezing, and a series of seemingly random assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out onto streets of London. When Marnie's family home is ransacked, there are signs that the burglary can have only been committed by someone who knows her. Then a child goes missing, yet no-one has reported it. Suddenly, events seem connected, and it's personal.
Someone out there is playing games. It is time for both Marnie and Noah to face the truth about the creeping, chilling reaches of a troubled upbringing. Keeping quiet can be a means of survival, but the effects can be as terrible as killing.
It's dark, it's brilliant, and it tightens like a noose. Sarah Hilary is downright dangerous.
A compelling read, emotionally intense and intelligent. I love her fierce, flawed characters
PRAISE FOR SARAH HILARY: Brilliant. I put everything else aside when I have one of her books in the house
A tense, terrifying tale of obsession and possession . . . a writer at the top of her game - Radio Times
Contemporary, yet elegant and with a heart, it underlines the author's place as one of Britain's best new crime writers - Daily Mail
Sarah Hilary's debut, SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN, won Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year award in 2015 and was a World Book Night selection for 2016. She has been selected for the Richard and Judy Bookclub, and is the author of six novels, all featuring D I Marnie Rome and Noah Jake. She lives in Bath.