Quieter Than Killing/Sarah Hilary



I’m not going to lie, I wait with bated breath for each new Sarah Hilary book, I am hooked on them! So how delighted was I to get a proof copy of #QuieterThanKilling from Sarah and Headline! I’ll let you into a secret, I was not disappointed – the Marnie Rome series just gets better and better!

Quieter Than Killing (D.I. Marnie Rome 4) by [Hilary, Sarah]

The blurb:

Sometimes staying silent is the only way to survive

‘You only ever ask that. Why did I do it? You never ask what they did.’

The winter cold is biting, and a series of assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out into the frosty, mean streets of London far more than they’d like. The attacks seem random, but when Marnie’s family home is ransacked, there are signs that the burglary can have only been committed by a child – and someone who knows all about her. It will take a prison visit to her foster brother, Stephen, to help Marnie see the connections – and to force both her and Noah to face the truth about the creeping, chilling reaches of a troubled upbringing. For how can a damaged child really leave their past behind them?


My review:

A series of violent attacks are being investigated by DI Marnie Rome and her sidekick DS Noah Jake when Marnie’s house is ransacked. She knows this is no random attack and Marnie is forced to visit her foster brother, Stephen, in prison to find out what the connection is. This is the fourth in the Marnie Rome series and this one delves further into Marnie’s past than ever before, what is about to start unravelling is going to take the reader on a fast paced, twisted and terrifying journey.

In Quieter than Killing the layers of Marnie’s past are peeled back further to reveal more sinister and telling clues as to what really happened when Stephen murdered her parents all those years ago; his hold over her is becoming increasingly intense, the ties that bind them are about to get just a little tighter!
DS Noah Jake features heavily and not just in his role as DS, we are privy to more observations about his troubled relationship with his brother Sol and the impact of his actions on Noah and Dan. Reading this book just drew me even closer to Marnie and Noah and I feel like I’m part of their story, part of their lives reading book, it’s a series that you can just crawl into and revel in its dark and twisty tunnels!

Fractured childhoods and dysfunctional family relationships are themes explored in this book and what is uncovered is going to leave you reeling!

Quieter than Killing had it all, it has the twists, the turns and the emotional gut punches I look for in a book, it has characters that I want to invest my time in and that just step off the page as you read such is their reality. This book just crawled right into my core and grabbed me! Honestly, this series just gets better and better – it’s a literary drug and once you take your first hit then boy you are hooked!

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