Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Book Review - Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary

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Title: Quieter Than Killing
Author: Sarah Hilary
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 9th March 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

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.

Long awaited fourth installment in the DI Marnie Rome series, and this time the crimes are a lot starting to look a bit more personal. Both Marnie and partner DS Noah Jake, are forced to confront home truths and make decisions that they aren't entirely comfortable with, as well as having to reveal more about their private lives than ever before. 

As a fan of the series, I loved learning more about both Marnie and Jake, and seeing how their stories develop. That being said there is plenty of back story for those of you who are new to the series, so it could be read as a standalone. 

And of course the crimes and criminals in this book are brand new characters, so anyone can enjoy it. It's a set of assaults that are being investigated, the police are sure they are connected, but joining the dots and working out the whys and wherefores are slightly beyond them. 

I loved seeing into the minds of the police as they worked to solve this and anything else the case threw up at them. There are plenty of plausible suspects, and I was intrigued to see just how it would be resolved. 

I found Quieter Than Killing to be another good addition to this series, and I am already incredibly curious as to what DI Marnie Rome will have to deal with in the next book. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Headline for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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