Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader
and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share
the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading,
along with your initial thoughts about the sentence,
impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Please remember to include the title of the book and the
author's name. There's a linky list on the website and
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My book beginning is Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary, I've got a copy from Netgalley and it's due to be published on 27th February.
They've cordoned off the house by the time she gets home. A
uniformed stranger is unwinding police tape, methodically. Marnie
watches from the safety of the car, her fingers icy on the ignition key,
the engine running as if she might make a quick getaway, drive past and
Marnie Rome. Dependable; fierce; brilliant at her job; a rising star in
the ranks. Everyone knows how Marnie fought to come back from the murder
of her parents, but very few know what is going on below the surface.
Because Marnie has secrets she won't share with anyone.
then so does everyone. Certainly those in the women's shelter Marnie and
Detective Sergeant Noah Jake visit on that fateful day. The day when
they arrive to interview a resident, only to find one of the women's
husbands, who shouldn't have been there, lying stabbed on the floor.
Marnie and Noah investigate the crime further, events begin to spiral
and the violence escalates. Everyone is keeping secrets, some for
survival and some, they suspect, to disguise who they really are under
Now, if Marnie is going to find the truth she
will have to face her own demons head on. Because the time has come for
secrets to be revealed...