Friday 31 January 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (Someone Else's Skin)

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 you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


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 keep driving...


Someone Else's Skin (DI Marnie Rome)



Book Description:


Detective Inspector 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.

But 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.

As 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 their skin.

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...


  1. Haven't heard of this author and wonder if this book is part of a series. I do adore mysteries.
    Book Dilettante

  2. I like the sound of this one...thanks for sharing!

    My Friday post:

  3. Great beginning that makes me want to know more about Marnie. I'll be watching for it.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: QUILT TRIP.


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