#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017
My thirteenth #bookvent pick is the latest in a series of books featuring a London based Detective. She is woman who has a dark past and in this latest case it is a past which will come back to haunt her as things get very personal. Regularly described as the best one yet, book four sees our heroine investigating the murder of some seemingly unconnected and yet wholly unlikable characters. My day thirteen ‘bookvent pick is …
Quieter Than Killing
by Sarah Hilary
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.
I loved this book. I always knew that Marnie’s foster-brother Steven was going to make her life very difficult, but I had absolutely no idea just how much. Through the course of this book, everything Marnie thought she knew is tipped on its head, and that is only the beginning. Now faced with the murders of people who would be more at home as the accused than the victims, Marnie and her number two, Noah, are forced to investigate to try to establish if this is the work of a vigilante or something far far worse. I love the personal threads which feed throughout the book. Both Marnie and Noah are made to face some harsh truths this time around and while it is hard to watch characters you love facing a difficult time, it makes for a damned good read. The pacing of this book is fast as always, but the plotting so skillful and the story so detailed that you will need your wits about you at all times. I was on tenterhooks from the start and I cannot wait to see what happens next.
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Happy #bookvent reading all