Dans un lotissement de la banlieue de Londres, on retrouve les corps de deux jeunes garçons, enfermés dans un bunker, sous le jardin d'une des maisons.
Leur identité reste un mystère mais leur mort remonte à cinq ans.
Une enquête terriblement difficile pour Marnie Rome et son fidèle sergent Noah Jake. D'autant que deux nouveaux enfants disparaissent...
Traduit de l'anglais par Carole Delporte
From the Richard and Judy bestselling author Sarah Hilary. The phenomenal Marnie Rome returns in the outstanding follow up to the critically acclaimed SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN.
Two young boys.
Trapped underground in a bunker.
Unable to understand why they are there.
Desperate for someone to find them.
Slowly realising that no-one will...
Five years later, the boys' bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome's career begins.
Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them.
For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this...
Praise for SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN:
'A stunning debut' Mark Billingham 'A slick, stylish debut. And one that certainly got under my skin' Sharon Bolton 'A truly engrossing read from an exceptional new talent. Hilary writes with a beguiling immediacy that pulls you straight into her world on the first page and leaves you bereft when you finish. Intelligent, emotional and totally unexpected in terms of where it goes. I truly loved this book' Alex Marwood
Sarah Hilary won the 2015 Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year with her debut, the 2014 Richard and Judy pick SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN. She followed up with NO OTHER DARKNESS, proclaimed as 'riveting' by Lisa Gardner and 'truly mesmerising' by David Mark. Now D.I. Marnie Rome returns in her third novel.The young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene.A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants to go home.To the one man who understands her.Gives her shelter.Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house.He's the head of her new family.He's Harm.D.I. Marnie Rome has faced many dangerous criminals but she has never come up against a man like Harm. She thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face.Because when Harm's family is threatened, everything tastes like fear...
Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, returns with a new DI Marnie Rome novel, QUIETER THAN KILLING. For fans of Val McDermid, Alex Marwood and Claire Mackintosh'Hilary is my drop-everything writer; always original, always bang-on psychologically, always gripping. I am a huge fan' Alex Marwood 'Tremendous' Ian RankinIt'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.
Gripping, tense, twisty and full of emotional insight, COME AND FIND ME is Sarah Hilary's Marnie Rome 5 book, for fans of Mick Herron or Clare Mackintosh. 'Hilary belts out a corker of a story, all wrapped up in her vivid, effortless prose. If you're not reading this series of London-set police procedurals then you need to start right away' ObserverOn the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention.DI Marnie Rome understands obsession. She's finding it hard to give up her own addiction to a dangerous man: her foster brother, Stephen Keele. She wasn't able to save her parents from Stephen. She lives with that guilt every day. As the hunt for Vokey gathers pace, Marnie fears one of the women may have found him - and is about to pay the ultimate price.
Il n'y a pas deux victimes pareilles. L'inspectrice Marnie Rome connaît cet adage par coeur. Cinq ans auparavant, ses parents ont été sauvagement assassinés dans la maison de famille et son frère adoptif, emprisonné. Marnie ne parle jamais de son passé même à son partenaire le sergent Noah Jake, en qui elle a pourtant toute confiance. Marine et Noah sont sur une affaire de violence domestique. Ils se rendent dans un foyer pour femmes battues pour essayer de convaincre une résidente, Ayana Mirza, défigurée à l'eau de javel et rendue partiellement aveugle par ses frères pour avoir déshonoré leur famille, de témoigner contre eux. Arrivés au foyer, ils tombent sur le cadavre d'un homme poignardé par sa femme dans un acte désespéré de légitime défense. Tout un groupe de résidentes a été témoin du drame mais aucune ne donne la même version. Comment la victime a-t-elle pu pénétrer dans ce centre sécurisé ? À mesure que la violence prend de l'ampleur et s'immisce dans ce foyer de femmes brisées qui essaient de sortir de la spirale de la peur, Marnie se retrouve dans un territoire familier, où le passé étend encore ses ombres inquiétantes et où elle va devoir agir avec précaution si elle veut survivre. Traduit de l'anglais par Carole Delporte
The debut of an exciting new series for fans of Sophie Hannah, Kate Atkinson, and Tana French
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.