Compulsive, gripping and dark, this is the stunning sixth novel in the D.I. Marnie Rome series.
Sarah Hilary writes beautifully and unflinchingly – Peter James
Never Be Broken gloriously demonstrates that modern crime fiction really isn’t all about the murders – Val McDermid
Noah Jake has seen dead bodies before but when a young woman falls to her death from a London tower block, landing in the bonnet of his car, everything changes for him. Has he witnessed an accident, suicide, or something worse? Whichever, it affects him deeply.
London’s young people are being trafficked into gangs, exploited, and killed. Thirteen-year-old Raffa Jordan was shot in the street, an innocent bystander in a gang war, or so it seems. It looks as if Samantha Haile is just the latest victim in the wave of violence sweeping the city. Only Noah feels the need to treat her differently, to chase down the truth of what happened that day.
D.I. Rome wants to help, but even she cannot grasp why Noah is risking so much for the sake of this stranger he never knew. As Marnie finally finds peace with her own past, she is faced with the far harder task of bringing Noah back from the brink of self-destruction.
Addictive, chilling and beautifully written. The timely story pulls you in deep – Will Dean
Deeply contemporary, painfully real, heartbreakingly good – Mick Herron
Tough, tender, absolutely terrifying – Erin Kelly