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Someone Else's Skin

(2014)
(The first book in the Detective Inspector Marnie Rome series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Macavity Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and Nominated for a Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel

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 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.

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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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Someone Else's Skin (D.I. Marnie Rome 1): Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 1-4722-0769-6 / 978-1-4722-0769-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(Someone Else's Skin)] [By (author) Sarah Hilary] published on (June, 2014)
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Someone Else's Skin (Detective Inspector Marnie Rome)
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 0-14-312618-0 / 978-0-14-312618-8 (UK edition)
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1675 : UK Paperback
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Title: Someone Else's Skin (D.I. Marnie Rome)
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 1-4722-0768-8 / 978-1-4722-0768-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Someone Else's Skin
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 1-4450-4305-X / 978-1-4450-4305-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: Someone Else's Skin
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 1-4450-4306-8 / 978-1-4450-4306-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: Someone Else's Skin
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 1-4450-4307-6 / 978-1-4450-4307-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: Introducing Detective Inspector Marnie Rome (Detective Inspector Marnie Rome (1))
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 1-4945-0285-2 / 978-1-4945-0285-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: Introducing Detective Inspector Marnie Rome (Detective Inspector Marnie Rome (1))
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 1-4945-3285-9 / 978-1-4945-3285-7 (USA edition)
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: Introducing Detective Inspector Marnie Rome (Detective Inspector Marnie Rome (1))
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
ISBN: 1-4945-5285-X / 978-1-4945-5285-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: Detective Inspector Marnie Rome, Book 1
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: Detective Inspector Marnie Rome, Book 1
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: D.I. Marnie Rome 1: Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
Publisher: Headline Digital
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February 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: D.I. Marnie Rome 1: Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
Publisher: Headline Digital
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: D.I. Marnie Rome 1: Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
Publisher: Headline Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Someone Else's Skin: Introducing Detective Inspector Marnie Rome
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
Publisher: Penguin Books
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February 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Someone Else's Skin (DI Marnie Rome 1)
Author(s): Sarah Hilary
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU