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Category: Sarah Hilary

  1. Kat's Review of Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary (Marnie Rome #5)

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    Sarah Hilary Come and Fid Me Synopsis: On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention.

    DI Marnie Rome understands obsession. She's finding it hard to give up her own addiction to a dangerous man: her foster brother, Stephen Keele. She wasn't able to save her parents from Stephen. She lives with that guilt every day.

    As the hunt for Vokey gathers pace, Marnie fears one of the women may have found him - and is about to pay the ultimate price.

    Kat's Rating: 3/5

    My Review: Well I am a little bit surprised by how I feel having finished this book. I am a huge Sarah Hilary fan and have loved the previous 4 books, however...yes you guessed it, I wasn't overly keen on this one. Sometimes no matter how much a fan you are, some storylines you just can't get into and this book was one such case.

  2. Kats Review of Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary (Marnie Rome #4)

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    Sarah Hilary - Quieter Than Killing

    Synopsis: 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.

    Kat's Rating: 4/5

  3. Kat's Review of Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hillary (DI Marnie Rome #3)

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    Synopsis: The young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene. A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants to go home. To the one man who understands her. Gives her shelter. Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house. He's the head of her new family. He's Harm.

    D.I. Marnie Rome has faced many dangerous criminals but she has never come up against a man like Harm. She thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face. Because when Harm's family is threatened, everything tastes like fear...

    KAT'S RATING: 4/5

  4. Kat's Review of No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary (Marnie Rome #2)

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    Synopsis: Two young boys. Trapped underground in a bunker. Unable to understand why they are there.  Desperate for someone to find them. Slowly realising that no-one will...

    Five years later, the boys' bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome's career begins. Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them. For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this...

    Kat’s Rating: 4/5

    My Review: I loved Sarah Hilary’s debut novel, so much so that I moved straight onto Book 2 which was released in April.  DI Marnie Rome and her colleague DS Noah Jake are back together and investigating the discovery of two young children found in a hidden bunker. The opening chapters describing the murder scene are creep enough but you get that cold dark feeling seeping into your bones, when you realise this will not be a straightforward case.

  5. Kat's Review of Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary (Marnie Rome #1)

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    Synopsis: Called to a woman'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 . .

    Kat's Rating: 4/5

    Kat's Review:  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 ticked all the boxes, so much so that I am already reading book 2. DI Marnie Rome (FABULOUS lead characters name I think) is working alongside DS Noah Jake and their new case involves a woman who is seeking solace at a refuge after being brutally attacked by her own family. When they arrive at the refuge they come across an unfolding scene which involves another woman stabbing her husband in the chest. What seemed like a simple plot line had suddenly become a lot more complicated.