“A cracking good thriller, tense and unpredictable .”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Well I can see why Someone Else’s Skin won the Theakstons Old Peculier crime novel of the year award. It’s got everything you want in a crime novel: crime, multiple theories twists and a cracking police officer as the main character.
We are introduced DI Marnie Rome and her team. Rome and one of her sergeants, Noah Jake arrive at a women’s refuge to quiz a woman about the misdemeanours of her brothers only to find a man bleeding to death from a stab wound and his wife in a state. This chance visit causes a chain reaction of events leading to missing persons but who is pulling the strings?
I loved the relationship between Rome and Jake, it felt like he was her favourite DS. And the chemistry between Rome and the social worker Ed Belloc, there were sparks from the start! Will it aspire to anything? I really hope so, Rome deserves some happiness!