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Publisher's Summary

A dark, compelling Marnie Rome novel, rich with psychological insight, from the winner of the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year. For fans of Clare Mackintosh and Alex Marwood.
The fragile young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene. A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants to return to the man who understands her and offers her warmth, comfort, a home. He gives her shelter. Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house.
D.I. Marnie Rome thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face.
©2016 Sarah Hilary (P)2016 Headline Digital
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Critic Reviews

"Intelligently and fluently written with a clever plot and an energetic pace, dealing with harrowing topics and shot through with humanity." (Cath Staincliffe)
"Written with the verve and assurance of a future star." (Steven Dunne)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jackie on 04-18-16


Best book I've listened to in ages, brilliantly written, great story and well narrated - Sarah Hillary is amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jaye on 08-15-16

Unmissable book!

Having read books one and two and really enjoying them, I wondered whether this book Would be as enjoyable, well I was wrong, Sarah once again kept the main characters but there are undertones from the two previous books mainly to do with Di Marnie Rome's character and her past namely Stephen the young man who committed a horrific crime that touched Marnie's life personally. I will say no more well worth reading the books in order. I like the way Marnie's character grows as a person in her job and in particular her relationship with her colleague Sergeant DS Jake they work so well as a team. My only qualm was that I was time short as I would have liked to have completed this book in one sitting. If you like thrillers then this book is for you.

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