The story opens with a prologue from five years ago where two little boys were put in and left in an underground bunker. Now, in the present their bodies have been found and it's up to DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jakes to find out who put them there and why they did. Nobody likes a case involving small children, but Marnie likes one even less when there's 14 year old boys may be involved; especially when 14 year old boys who may have something in common with the one who killed her parents.
As I had only finished Someone Else's Skin in the past few weeks, it was ideal that I was able to start this so soon after. This was an absoutely brilliant book, I think even better than Sarah Hilary's debut. I didn't just like it, I absolutely LOVED it and I will admit that I found parts of the story hard to read and in places it made my skin crawl but it definitely didn't disappoint.
Sarah Hillary has skillfully drawn the threads of the plot together so all the pieces fall into place but leave us with a sense of wanting more and leaves you hungry to see what happens next and I couldn't read it fast enough, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end. It was very well researched and written too. I'm really looking forward to Sarah's next book already and really hope it won't be too long until it's released.
No Other Darkness is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores from 23rd April 2015.