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Quieter than Killing

When the tenants at Marnie’s old home are brutally attacked, she is drawn into a complex case. Was the attack a random crime or a message to Marnie from her adopted brother, Stephen, in prison for murdering their parents in the same house six years ago?

 Her chief ally, DCI Tim Welland, is on sick leave and there’s an irascible new boss to please, as Marnie becomes increasingly isolated and in danger of failing to solve the case before anyone else is hurt. With a young boy’s life at risk and Marnie’s own desperate need to get answers from Stephen at stake, the pressure keeps building…

‘Quieter than Killing is even more impressive and DI Marnie Rome is up there in the top division of female fictional detectives.’ – The Times

‘… honestly, if you’re not reading this series of London-set police procedurals then you need to start doing so right away… as ever, Hilary belts out a corker of a story, all wrapped up in her vivid, effortless prose. Long may Marnie Rome walk the streets of our capital.’ The Observer 

‘The most poignant entry in the series so far.’ – The Sunday Mirror

‘Former bookseller Hilary is going from strength to strength with this series, and the Mail has described her as ‘one of Britain’s best new crime writers’. – The Bookseller

‘Hilary writes with a menacing intensity… This dark, atmospheric novel is layered with complexities, keeping the reader guessing throughout and its twist will undoubtedly take your breath away. You will finish the book desperate to read more.’ Verdict 5/5 – The Sunday Express 

 ‘Sarah Hilary writes beautifully and unflinchingly; a dark, disturbing and thought -provoking chiller of a thriller.’ – Peter James

‘You’re in for a treat with #QuieterThanKilling. Marnie Rome gets better and better.’ Clare Mackintosh 

 ‘I can’t think of another British writer who is as constantly insightful and exhilarating to read. The quality of her writing pulls you deep into the terrifying existences lived at the unseen edges of a city we think we know. QUIETER THAN KILLING is Sarah Hilary’s best yet.’ – Isabelle Grey 

 ‘Quieter than Killing is even more impressive and DI Marnie Rome is up there in the top division of female fictional detectives.’ – The Times 

‘Rome remain(s) as well-rounded, sympathetic and believable as ever.’ –  ­Sunday Independent Ireland

 ‘Quieter Than Killing is a superbly crafted book. Beautifully written, with characters you care about, it is an exceptional crime novel and Hilary’s best yet. It is a riveting read that is almost explosive in the tension it creates.’ – Kindle delight. 

 ‘The fourth book in the D I Marnie Rome series would read perfectly well as a standalone, but why deprive yourself of the pleasure of reading one of the great police procedural series around at the moment?’ –

Quieter than Killing is as impressive as it is gripping.’ –

Quieter than Killing showcases a crime writer at the top of her game, a dark-edged mix of action and the psychological that will keep you turning the pages.’ –  The View Magazine, Hampshire 

‘This is a clever, classy police series which amply demonstrates the ever developing strength and quality of Hilary’s writing. Quieter Than Killing can be read as a standalone, but if you do come late to this particular party, you’ll find a feast in store for you with the rest of the series.’ – Crime Review

‘Masterful.’ – Woman & Home

‘Another fabulous addition to the mind-blowingly good ‘D.I. Marnie Rome’ series.’ – Liz Robinson, Lovereading

Sarah Hilary has worked as a bookseller, and with the Royal Navy. Her debut, Someone Else's Skin, won Theakstons Crime Novel...