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Someone Else's Skin

(The first book in the Detective Inspector Marnie Rome series)
A novel by

Macavity Awards Best First Book (nominee)
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 Billingham

Called 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 . . .

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"It's meaty, dark and terrifying. Unflinchingly violent and beautifully big-hearted in equal measure. And Sarah's writing is glorious - she tells us things in new ways, gives us a fully fleshed, sensual world to inhabit for the novel." - Julia Crouch

"It has such pace and force. It's very disturbing and builds up to a terrific climax." - Helen Dunmore

"It's written with the verve and assurance of a future star and deserves to be a big hit." - Steven Dunne

"I think it must be one of the debut novels of next year, if not THE debut novel... (It will be if there is any justice in the world!)" - Caro Ramsay

"Intelligently and fluently written with a clever plot and an energetic pace, dealing with harrowing topics and shot through with humanity, I think Sarah's onto a winning series and I really look forward to reading the next instalment." - Cath Staincliffe

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