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Never Be Broken by Sarah Hilary
About The Book
Children are dying on London’s streets. Frankie Reece, stabbed through the heart, outside a corner shop. Others recruited from care homes, picked up and exploited; passed like gifts between gangs. They are London’s lost.
Then Raphaela Belsham is killed. She’s thirteen years old, her father is a man of influence, from a smart part of town. And she’s white. Suddenly, the establishment is taking notice.
DS Noah Jake is determined to handle Raphaela’s case and Frankie’s too. But he’s facing his own turmoil, and it’s becoming an obsession. DI Marnie Rome is worried, and she needs Noah on side. Because more children are disappearing, more are being killed by the day and the swelling tide of violence needs to be stemmed before it’s too late.
Do you feel safe in the city you live in?
This amazing book tells the story of the murder of a teenage girl walking home, killed by a gang. The detectives will have to investigate this murder, was it a lost bullet or something premeditated? Everything points to a gang related murder, but when the police finds a bullet at the Raphaela Belsham house, the investigation will turn to a darker side. Because, who could have a motive to kill a sweet girl? Unless she was having some contacts with the most dangerous people in the city, the gangs.
This book talks about violence, racism, drugs… but not in objective way, it makes you think about the cities we live and all the dangers we are surrounded without even noticing them. Because any big city has a dangerous neighborhood, one in which everyone is scared to walk around, where even the police is scared to patrol, so how is it possible that a white young girl was walking around? As always it seems that the police only takes care of the investigation when there’s a white and well respected victim involved in a murder, no matter how many black and poor people had been killed before, it doesn’t matter. Is this the world we live, where only the colour of our skin and our welfare matters? Really? Don’t you think it’s time to start changing this mentality and make something about it?
This is only a little part of the importance of this book, is a bitter read, it touches you, it makes you want to stand up and try to change the society we live, be ashamed of the people we are surrounded and be scared that we could be the next ones. This is a crime book, but only in part, is much more than that, is a reflection of the world we live, that sometimes we close our eyes not to see all the darkness hidden behind our own house, friends and family.
I can not say how much I liked the two main detectives of the case, because even if they try to solve this case they both have their own problems, secrets and doubts; but they are detectives and they know that the case and the investigation has to be the first in their life. That’s how important is the work for DI Marnie and DI Jake, they will have their answers, no matter what.
If you’ve never read any of the previous books of the DI Marnie Rome series, you are loosing one of the best crime series, they are addictive, twisted and gripping, I love them. And it doesn’t matter from which book you start, you can follow all the story perfectly.
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About The Author
Sarah Hilary’s debut, Someone Else’s Skin, won Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2015 and was a World Book Night selection for 2016. The Observer’s
Book of the Month (‘superbly disturbing’) and a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, it has been published worldwide. No Other Darkness, the second in the
series was shortlisted for a Barry Award in the US. Her DI Marnie Rome series continued with Tastes Like Fear, Quieter Than Killing and Come And Find Me.