Sunday 26 May 2019

Never Be Broken - Sarah Hilary #BlogTour #Review

Never be Broken

Today I am pleased to be able to participate in the blog tour for Never Be Broken by Sarah Hilary.  My thanks go to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for my spot on the tour. 

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. 

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.


Today I am one of the last stops on the blog tour and have a review for you. 

Now this is the second book I have read by Sarah Hilary and even though this is the book after Come and Find Me which is book 6 in the series, I do feel that to fully understand some of the events in Never Be Broken you do need to read the previous book. 

My thoughts on starting this book was no that can’t happen and why on earth has what happened happened in the opening chapter. Why would the author Sarah Hilary do that in the first few pages?

After that opening chapter, the book then continues and we are drawn into the world of knife crime, and the London high rise estates and streets where gangs seem to frequent.  Now if you think this is going to be a book about London gangs you would be wrong.  We are drawn into some of the ways in which the gangs deal with things.  However this book is about the “rich kids” as they are sometimes known who are drawn into the estate on the premise of hearing stories and life tales from the residents that have lived in the tower blocks for a number of years if not all their lives.  We are involved in Marnie and her team having to solve the unexplainable death of one of these kids.     

I was thoroughly gripped with this book and couldn’t wait to pick it up to continue reading. 

Now to await the next book and whilst I am doing that hopefully start the other books to catch up. 

My thanks go to Anne Cater at Random Things Tour for my spot on the tour, secondly to Sarah Hilary for writing such a fantastic book. The review is however my honest unbiased opinions.

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. Follow her on twitter @sarah_hilary.

Check out the rest of the blog tour with these fabulous blogs: 

My thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for my spot on the blog tour.  

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