A masterclass in developing crime fiction series characters.
“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 themFor Marnie, there is no other darkness than this…”
Sarah Hilary draws the reader in from page 1 with the same elegant writing style as her first novel, Someone Else’s Skin. This time we learn a little more about the recurring characters’ lives – teasing amounts to keep us hooked for the next instalment.
The case the team is faced with is heartbreaking and horrifying but I had to read every detail. For the first time in ages I had to read late into the night to finish the book – I simply wouldn’t have slept if I’d left it unresolved.
I believe that Marnie and the team are to be brought to our TV screens which will bring millions of new fans. I hope some of them try the books too as they are a real treat for crime fiction fans.
I’d recommend No Other Darkness to readers who enjoy an in-depth crime story with a psychological twist. I’d also recommend reading Someone Else’s Skin first as I always believe in reading a series in order, otherwise you miss out on the character development.
Thank you to the author and publisher for the proof copy to review.
I was very pleased to hear that a quote from this review Is included in the final proof copy of the book (the review was written when the blog was called Crime Reader Blog):
(photo courtesy of Northern Crime)