Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary
Published by Headline
Expected publication 9 March 2017
I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
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.
He’s washing the car – slapping water, sloppy.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I’m a HUGE fan of the author. Her debut, Someone Else’s Skin remains one of the best and most original thrillers I’ve read in recent years. Quieter Than Killing did not disappoint. Original, intense, addictive and disturbing – I could not stop reading. I loved all the twists and turns and sub plots and characters that just turn up for a few pages and turn everything upside down. Yes, there are worse things than murder. I loved the fact Marne’s messed up relationship with her psychotic adoptive brother still affects her on every level and there are massive issues that may never be resolved. It makes Marnie all the more human. What will happen in the next book? I cannot wait to find out. There are hints of dark revelations to come about Marnie’s parents so who knows what madness awaits? What a great book. Loved it. LOVED IT. No, really. THHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIISSS MUCH…