Never be Broken by Sarah Hilary

The compulsive, gripping and twisty new London crime novel featuring DI Marnie Rome, from award-wining novelist Sarah Hilary.

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.

NEVER BE BROKEN is a stunning, intelligent and gripping novel which explores how the act of witness alters us and reveals what lies beneath the veneer of a glittering city.

‘The Marnie Rome series is fantastic’ Mark Billingham

‘Never Be Broken gloriously demonstrates that modern crime fiction really isn’t all about the murders.’ Val McDermid

Hilary belts out a corker of a story, all wrapped up in her vivid, effortless prose. If you’re not reading this series of London-set police procedurals then you need to start right away’ The Observer, Thriller of the Month

‘DI Marnie Rome is up there in the top division of fictional female detectives’ The Times

‘Contemporary, yet elegant, and with a heart, it underlines the author’s place as one of Britain’s best new crime writers’ Daily Mail

‘Marnie Rome gets better and better’ Clare Mackintosh

‘It’s brilliant. Tough, tender, absolutely terrifying’ Erin Kelly

‘I am lost in admiration at her imagination and skill’ Sabine Durrant