Quieter Than Killing (D.I. Marnie Rome 4)
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Quieter Than Killing (D.I. Marnie Rome 4)

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A twisty, gripping, utterly believable DI Marnie Rome story, QUIETER THAN KILLING. From Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakstons Crime novel of the Year, and for fans of Val McDermid, Alex Marwood and Clare Mackintosh

'Hilary is my drop-everything writer; always original, always bang-on psychologically, always gripping. I am a huge fan' Alex Marwood

'Tremendous' Ian Rankin

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 241 x 34mm | 672g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 147224110X
  • 9781472241108
  • 889,301

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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 Observer, Thriller of the Month
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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 * Observer, Thriller of the Month * Sarah Hilary writes beautifully and unflinchingly; a dark, disturbing and thought-provoking chiller of a thriller -- Peter James Sarah Hilary's debut, Someone Else's Skin,was widely acclaimed and won lots of awards. Quieter Than Killing, her fourth, is even more impressive, and DI Marnie Rome is up there in the top division of fictional female detectives * The Times * Hilary is my drop-everything writer; always original, always bang-on psychologically, always gripping. I am a huge fan -- Alex Marwood Descriptively chilling, completely addictive and with a set of characters and storylines that just dig deep into your subconscious and stay there. Sarah Hilary, with the Marnie Rome series, is without doubt one of the top UK crime writers working today * Lizlovesbooks * It's dark, it's brilliant, and it tightens like a noose. Sarah Hilary is downright dangerous. -- Mick Herron Another tense and chilling book by one of my favourite authors. I was up way past my bedtime devouring each page -- Tracy Fenton, Founder of THE Book Club and www.compulsivereaders.com A compelling read, emotionally intense and intelligent. I love her fierce, flawed characters -- Cath Staincliffe As tense, twisty, tremendous as ever, Sarah Hilary's QUIETER THAN KILLING nails it -- Angela Clarke Hilary's writing is as precise and deadly as a fine blade. Quieter Than Killing is by turns terrifying and tender, with a twisty, gripping plot where no good deed goes unpunished. This is a fine addition to a superb series -- Jane Casey The most poignant entry in the series so far * Sunday Express, S Magazine * Well written, well researched and full of issues that set you thinking, Quieter Than Killing is as impressive as it is gripping * Book Oxygen * Hilary writes with a menacing intensity...[a] dark, atmospheric novel layered with complexities, keeping the reader guessing throughout and its twist will undoubtedly take your breath away. You will finish the book desperate to read more. * Daily Express * Masterful * Woman & Home * 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 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 It's written with the verve and assurance of a future star and deserves to be a big hit -- Steven Dunne It has such pace and force. It's very disturbing and builds up to a terrific climax -- Helen Dunmore I finished it today and it's completely brilliant, complex, thrilling, brutal, tender, scary and intriguing. What a great book. The pacing is superb, the plot is compelling, the characters are so well drawn. The ending is ingenious -- Richard Jones of Bristol Review of Books Brilliant. I put everything else aside when I have one of her books in the house -- Alex Marwood A tense, terrifying tale of obsession and possession . . . a writer at the top of her game -- Alison Graham * Radio Times * Writes with an effortless ease and fervour that displays what an accomplished writer she is -- Eva Dolan Fast-paced, tightly plotted and well-written * Bath Magazine * Contemporary, yet elegant and with a heart, it underlines the author's place as one of Britain's best new crime writers * Daily Mail *
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About Sarah Hilary

Sarah Hilary's debut novel SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2015. It was the Observer's Book of the Month ('superbly disturbing'), a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, and has been published worldwide. NO OTHER DARKNESS and TASTES LIKE FEAR continue the DI Marnie Rome series with QUIETER THAN KILLING to follow in early 2017. Sarah lives in Bath.
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726 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 41% (297)
4 42% (304)
3 14% (100)
2 3% (21)
1 1% (4)
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