DI Marnie Rome is back and, for me, it couldn’t come a moment too soon as I was in need of a book in my favourite genre that left me feeling completely satisfied and a lot less grumpy that I been with recent reads.
I love Marnie because, whilst she’s go baggage, she’s also normal. Her past bothers her, colours her present, but isn’t all consuming. She still manages to have normal relationships with her partner and her team and she doesn’t go running off on her own every two seconds to prove something to herself.
She is a well-balanced character and I like that. I can relate to her and I like her. She is also well-written. Marnie jumps of the page and into my head. I can picture her and I can picture her team. I could also clearly picture the man at the centre of this book, Michael Vokey, who has escaped from prison after supposedly starting a riot and killer several prisoner.
I say supposedly because nothing is as it seems with Come and Find Me. It is full of twists and turns as the story, unpicked by Marnie and her team, but also helped along by one of the prisoners telling his version of events, slowly reveals himself. Slow is a good way to describe this book too, but not in a bad way. Nothing is rushed – but it is never boring. Focused is another word I would use. The story here is like a laser. There is one focal point, finding Michael, with no distracting sub-plots.
Like I said at the beginning, I really couldn’t have asked for more to get me out of my reading grump. Thank you Sarah Hilary!
About the book…
On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention.
DI Marnie Rome understands obsession. She’s finding it hard to give up her own addiction to a dangerous man: her foster brother, Stephen Keele. She wasn’t able to save her parents from Stephen. She lives with that guilt every day.
As the hunt for Vokey gathers pace, Marnie fears one of the women may have found him – and is about to pay the ultimate price.
Publication Date: 22nd March, 2018
Number of pages: 386
Genre: Crime fiction, police procedural
Rating: 5 out of 5
Note: I received a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, feelings and opinions are my own.