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.
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Sarah Hilary delivers another belter with this, the 5th in the DI Marnie Rome series. I listened to this on Audible last month, and here’s what I tweeted at the time.
Come and Find Me follows Marnie and Noah in their hunt for sadistic prisoner, Michael Vokey, who’s on the run following a jail-break during a brutally violent prison riot. Vokey is a manipulator and with the police wading through the bloody aftermath of the riot, they are clear that he needs to be apprehended before more people get hurt. But with two infatuated women on the outside, and two other potential targets, Marnie’s team are stretched. And this is personal for Marnie – her foster brother, Stephen, is one of those prisoners hospitalised.
As ever, Sarah Hilary has created a tightly-plotted novel with plenty going on, and with the clever use of different viewpoints, we are kept guessing right up until the end. Because this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill police procedural; great characters, plenty of misdirection, and the ever impending sense of danger make this a real page-turner – figuratively speaking, if you’re listening on audio like I did.
And as I mentioned in my Tweet, poor Noah!