Midnight. A callout to an isolated farm outside Oxford. A body, shot at point blank range in the kitchen.
It looks like a burglary gone wrong, but DC Adam Fawley suspects there’s something more to it. Who exactly was the aggressor here?
When the police discover a connection to a high-profile case from years ago, involving a child’s murder and an alleged miscarriage of justice, the press go wild.
Suddenly Fawley’s team are under more scrutiny than ever before. And when you dig up the past, you’re sure to find a few skeletons…
Book Information: Print length: 416 pages. Publisher: Penguin. Publication Date: 21 July 2022
Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels Close to Home, In the Dark, No Way Out and All the Rage, all featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019 and No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Cara’s novels have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Cara Hunter lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.
Cara Hunter is one of the few authors that I would literally drop everything to read and when I received an email from her publisher asking if I would like a copy of the latest Adam Hawley book Hope To Die I downloaded it and started it immediately.
If you haven’t yet read any of these brilliant books, I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning with book 1: Close to Home as, in my opinion, each book is fantastic and whilst they can all be read as standalones, DI Fawley and his team are such an integral part of each story that the reader can really understand and relate to their particular situations and personalities having followed the series in order.
Once again Cara has supplied the reader with a little “who’s who” at the beginning of the book, giving us a quick recap and enabling us to jump straight back into the world of crime in Oxford.
Hope To Die starts off with a gunshot in an isolated house in a secluded part of the countryside and when the police arrive at the scene the homeowners, an elderly couple, appear shocked to see the police and upon further investigation, the police find a young man dead in their kitchen killed by a gunshot to the face. Richard and Margaret Swann don’t appear to be murderers, but their stories don’t match up and the evidence contradicts what they say really happened.
Once again the book has clever little chapters from different points of view and I particulary enjoyed the “Netflix” series which ran alongside the narrative from the main characters.
Another gripping, page-turning, addictive crime thriller from one of my favourite authors. 5 huge stars.
Books in the series:
- Close to Home – DI Fawley Book 1 – read my review here
- In the Dark – DI Fawley Book 2 – read my review here
- No Way Out – DI Fawley Book 3 – read my review here
- All The Rage – DI Fawley Book 4 – read my review here
- The Whole Truth – DI Fawley Book 5 – read my review here