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by Headline, 16 May 2019. ISBN: 978-1-4722-6375-9 PB)
London streets are becoming more and more unsafe for
Detective Inspector Marnie Rome and
her team are investigating the case of a number of children being recruited,
often from care homes, to run weapons and drugs for the London gangs. Many of
them end up being killed. The case suddenly becomes more urgent when unusually
a thirteen-year-old white girl Raffa from a wealthy family is shot down in the
street by a gang member. A case of mistaken identity? Or not?
Marnie and Detective Sergeant Noah
Jake visit the devastated family, to be met by a tirade of abuse from the father.
How could they accuse his innocent daughter of having anything to do with
street gangs? But then they find evidence in her bedroom that connects her to
the notorious block of flats, Erskine tower.
While following a lead at the
flats, Noah witnesses another tragic death of a young girl leading him to
become really obsessed with getting rid of the gangs.
Meanwhile he has his own demons to
deal with. He is followed around by the ghost of his brother, knifed to death
ten weeks ago. He finds solace in his company at first but then begins to fear
The further Marnie and team delve
into the involvement of Erskine tower the more they discover just how much gang
culture it is hiding. Then they find a connection to Russia, is it a
coincidence that Raffa's father has business dealings with the Russians? Is he
all that he makes out, what is he hiding?
It seems just about everyone
connected to Erskine tower is corrupt, even a grief counsellor comes under
Can Marnie and her fellow police
officers untangle this web of murder and deceit before any more youngsters are
A really well written book dealing
with the present culture of gang related crimes. Sarah Hilary has a knack of
bringing the true feelings of her characters to the fore. I have already read
Come and Find Me which I really enjoyed and I think Never Be Broken is
even better. I hope she writes another very soon. Highly Recommended.
Reviewer: Tricia Chappell
Sarah Hilary’s debut
novel Someone Else’s Skin won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of
the Year 2015. It was the Observer’s Book of the Month, a Richard & Judy
Book Club bestseller, and has been published worldwide. Come and Find Me is her latest book published in March 2018.
Sarah lives in Bath.
I have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I
play the occasional game of golf (when I am not reading). My great love is
cruising especially to far flung places, when there are long days at sea for
plenty more reading! I am really enjoying reviewing books and have found lots
of great new authors.