Close to Home – Cara Hunter (DI Fawley Book 1)


Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a family party. No one in the quiet suburban street saw anything – or at least that’s what they’re saying.

DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows the nine times out of ten, it’s someone the victim knew.

That means someone is lying…
And that Daisy’s time is running out.

Introducing DI Fawley and his team of Oxford detectives, and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick for Spring 2018, Close to Home is the new crime thriller series to get addicted to.

My Review:  I can’t begin to explain that wonderful feeling you get when you start a book and you know almost instantly that this is going to be one of your top books of the year.  The writing, the characters, the plot-line, the dialogue, the subject matter, the humour, in fact the entire shebang is perfect and I devoured this book in one afternoon.

This is the first book in what I think will be one of my new favourite series.  DI Adam Fawley is a really likeable, sarcastic and down-to-earth character who is put in charge of a Missing Child case.  With a really tragic back story it’s easy to feel sympathy and admiration for DI Fawley but it’s his little snippets of humour and sarcasm throughout the book that made me love him even more.

8 year old Daisy has gone missing from a family bbq – it’s safe to say her family are utterly revolting and totally unlikable, and thanks to the clever little Facebook and Twitter chapters they become public enemy #1 and suspicions fall at their front door – but when DI Fawley and his team delve deeper, there are several persons of interest and lines of enquiry that make the reader ask who is responsible for Daisy’s disappearance?

This is a fantastic debut novel with some stunning twists and a gripping plotline.  I loved this book so much that despite have 411 on my kindle I downloaded the 2nd book in the series and started it immediately.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

About the Author: Cara Hunter is a writer who lives in Oxford, in a street not unlike those featured in her series of crime books. Close to Home is her debut featuring DI Adam Fawley, and her second, In the Dark, is coming soon.

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